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12 Traits of Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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8. An Electric Jolt to the Senses

Unusual reactions to sensory stimulation is not uncommon for a child with ASD.

A child who is overly sensitive to stimulation may react strongly to textures, being touched, loud sounds, or specific tastes and smells.

A child who has underresponsive reactions may not feel pain or may create stimulation by rocking back and forth, spinning around, or rubbing and pushing things to her skin.