Behaviour

Behaviours...........oh the waste of time and effort that has gone in to focusing on these symptoms over the years!

Just be aware that behaviours all have meaning and are used for a purpose, usually as protection from the world that is far too stimulating. Use them as a means of communication: they are a clear message of what is happening to the person in the moment instead of something you need to fix. Recognize their connection to the level of anxiety that a person is feeling and you will do the person with autism a world of good.

If you want to educate yourself further on this issue, please go through the slide show found at Autism: Getting the Truth Out. Yes it's long, but it is an excellent presentation on this topic. Note: I have moved this from a link to a suggestion to search it on the internet as it seems to keep moving.