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12 Traits of Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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An Electric Jolt to the Senses

Unusual reactions to sensory stimulation is not uncommon for children with ASD. Children who are overly sensitive may react strongly against: the feel of different textures, being touched, loud sounds, or specific tastes and smells. Underresponsive reactions to stimulation include children not feeling pain, or they may create more stimulation by: rocking back and forth, spinning repeatedly, rubbing or pushing things to skin.