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He looks autistic.....

Anonymous
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I went out to eat with a friend today. She brought her new neighbor.

There was a little boy about three the next table over. He didn't get something he wanted and flipped his lid. His mom picked him up and carried him to the bathroom

I remarked that I would hate to be him right then

My friends new neighbor said he looks like he is autistic.

Am I missing something? Are there visual markers for autism I am unaware of?
Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 4, 2014 at 4:25 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 4, 2014 at 4:33 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Nov. 4, 2014 at 4:33 PM
Not that I've seen.
ladyvamp5489
by Platinum Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 4:36 PM

ummm not usually, my son is Autistic and ppl that dont know him, never even know.

frndlyfn
by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 4:36 PM

No sounds more like a 3 yr old acting out.   Alot of people are easily jumping on the Autism wagon when they see bad behaviors.

sweetfox3
by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 4:37 PM
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not visual markers, but some mannerisms and behaviors can be clues for those who have an idea of what to look for (ie, experience with autistic children...I can usually spot an autistic child--but the higher functioning, the more difficult.)

Del672
by Bronze Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 4:38 PM

My granddaughter's autism started to show just before the age of 3.  Meltdowns being common, and the noises she made, I think most people saw it in her too.  

Mama-of-three
by Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Not that I'm aware of 

OneToughMami
by Ruby Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 4:38 PM

on another post...I mentioned some people needing a gusset plate to the face...did not anticipate needing to repeat it!

Del672
by Bronze Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Although, mildly autistic, I don't think it would show to strangers?

michal6
by Silver Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 4:39 PM
Mannerisms, facial expressions sometimes can point towards autism in more severe cases but not typically.
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