Symptoms may include, but are not limited to, avoidance of eye contact, delayed language or speech skills, spinning, rocking or hand flapping, poor sleep etc.
Individuals with autism often suffer from numerous co-morbid medical conditions which may include allergies, asthma, epilepsy, digestive disorders and more.
Autism is diagnosed four times more often in boys than girls. The prevalence of autism includes viral infections, feeding disorders, sensory integration dysfunction, sleeping disorders and more.
Autism itself does not affect life expectancy. However research has shown that the mortality risk among individuals with autism is twice as high as the general population, in large part due to drowning and other accidents.
Source : Institute of Mental Health IMH(Dr. Romesh Jayasinghe)