Which clinical history findings are characteristic of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

Updated: Sep 30, 2019
  • Author: James Robert Brasic, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Behavioral and developmental features that suggest autism include the following:

  • Developmental regression

  • Absence of protodeclarative pointing

  • Abnormal reactions to environmental stimuli

  • Abnormal social interactions

  • Absence of symbolic play

  • Repetitive and stereotyped behavior

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