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Anxiety

One of things that many parents talk about is how anxious their child seems to be.  High levels of anxiety in children with ASD are common and it is this feeling of anxiety that might be causing some of the behaviours that you may see in your child.

The reason anxiety is mentioned is because it is not always talked about when your child is diagnosed.  But being aware that your child might be anxious about something is such an important part of helping your child.

Your child might be feeling anxious about something but is not able to tell you. In fact the way of communicating their anxiety is often through behaviour. Some of the behaviours you might see are:

  • Tantrums and aggressive behaviour
  • Becoming withdrawn and resisting any interaction with others
  • Experiencing pain
  • Become distressed.
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