The inability to get a good night’s sleep is experienced by most people at one time or another. However, recent studies show sleep concerns are more prevalent with people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Author: Autism Parenting Magazine
For many people with autism, it can be a challenge to get to sleep and stay asleep, which can have a negative impact on certain aspects of autism, such as repetitive behaviors, which can, in turn, lead to more sleep problems. If sleep issues are not properly addressed, the problem can become an endless cycle for many. Click here for the rest of the story
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often misunderstood to be a condition in which individuals have a strong desire for order and repetition, or an intense focus on details. As a result, many people believe that autistic behaviors and preferences are a sign of OCD. But autistic behaviors such as rocking or flicking fingers — or a desire for a structured routine — are actually quite distinct from the very specific qualities of OCD. Click here to read the rest of the story
You many have heard the term “echolalia.” it is often associated with people diagnosed with autism and is characterized as the repetition of words that may be immediate or delayed after the original words are spoken. For additional information, please click on the links below: