are children with high functioning autism affectionate?
I posted yesterday at Matty having his initial intake with the pscyhologist and he mentioned the comorbid diagnosis of bipolar and autism but he has only seen Matty once and now I'm freaking out that they might diagnose him with autism.
but I don't think he is because he is extremely extremely affectionate. He loves to hug and kiss and he randomly tells you he loves you and he is very caring. he always thinks of others. when he gets a candy at the end of speech therapy he always asks to take a candy for his brother. if you hand him two cookies, he always gives one to his brother. he has been sharing his halloween candy with his uncle and he ENJOYS doing that. he loves helping people and being a helper.
I don't know much about autism, but don't children on the spectrum tend to not be touchy feely and don't tend to be as affectionate? sorry if that is way off base I dont' want to offend anyone, I just don't know much about the disorder