Janie From the day she was born, Janie seemed different from other infants.
In most cases, the problems become more noticeable as the child slips farther behind other children the same age. But between 18 and 36 months old, they suddenly reject people, act strangely, and lose language and social skills they had already acquired.
Emerging in childhood, it affects about 1 or 2 people in every thousand and is three to four times more common in boys than girls.
Girls with the disorder, however, tend to have more severe symptoms and lower intelligence. As a child, he lined up blocks, straightened chairs, kept his toothbrush in the exact same spot on the sink, and threw a tantrum when anything was moved. Sometimes, when upset or anxious, he would suddenly explode, throwing a nearby object or smashing a window.
Some are painfully sensitive to sound, touch, sight, or smell.
Children with autism do not follow the typical patterns of child development.
Alan As an infant, Alan was playful and affectionate. He began to walk and say words at 10 months and could count by 13 months.