Leia. Age: 21.
Whether you're a parent or a high-school teacher, chances are, you may have noticed some "abnormalities" in a teenager. Some of it may just seem like social awkwardness, but maybe you've noticed some other odd behaviors in this teen, or it just feels to you like there's something more to this teen than the typical "social awkwardness". In some cases, a person in their teenage years may be autistic, and they weren't diagnosed as a child.
Brenna. Age: 22.
What Are The Signs of Asperger’s in Teens?
According to the CDCautism affects one in 59 children. Generally, kids with autism exhibit social, behavioral and communication challenges. Your teen can learn essential skills and receive therapy that helps him or her become a fully functioning adult.
Skye. Age: 23.
Symptoms of Autism in Girls
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder ASDis a developmental disorder. It affects how people communicate and interact with othersas well as how they behave and learn. Autism is a lifelong condition and symptoms and signs can first appear when a child is very young.
Doctors can overlook or misdiagnose autism in girls because it is more common in boys. Older girls with milder forms of autism may hide their symptoms or work harder to "fit in" with their peers. Early diagnosis can help autistic girls access support, so it is important to recognize the symptoms.