What does Level 1 autism look like?
Defining the Traits and Behaviors of Level 1 Autism
Inflexibility in behavior and thought. Difficulty switching between activities. Problems with executive functioning which hinder independence. Atypical response to others in social situations.
What is the mildest form of autism?
High functioning autism describes “mild” autism, or “level 1” on the spectrum. Asperger’s syndrome is often described as high functioning autism. Symptoms are present, but the need for support is minimal.
What is mild to moderate autism?
Children with moderate autism may or may not interact with peers. They generally struggle to make eye contact, interpret body language and emotions, and understand figures of speech, and they may simply walk away from conversations that don’t involve their favorite topics or interests.
A recent Yale study found that individuals with autism spectrum disorder traits are as good or even slightly better social psychologists than those who do not have traits of autism.
What is the difference between Level 1 and Level 2 autism?
Level 1 ASD refers to mild autism which requires the least amount of support. Level 2 ASD is the middle level of ASD which typically requires substantial support in certain areas.
What does Level 2 autism Look Like?
Level 2: Requiring Substantial Support: Marked difficulties in verbal and nonverbal social communication skills. Markedly odd, restricted repetitive behaviors, noticeable difficulties changing activities or focus.
What are the symptoms of Level 2 autism?
Level 2 Autism
- Have more significant problems when it comes to both verbal and also non-verbal communication.
- Talk in simple, single sentences.
- Elicit repetitive behaviors.
- Have more narrowed and specific interests.
- Struggle with change.
- Exhibit marked decrease of interest in social situations or interactions.