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Signs & Symptoms of High Functioning Autism in Adults

High functioning autism is a special form of autism spectrum disorder without intellectual disabilities. People with this condition can still manage their life, speak, write, or read without much support. In fact, scientists do not recognize it as an official diagnosis. The term is often used to refer to people who are on the milder end of the spectrum. In this article, we take a look at some common signs and symptoms of high functioning autism in adults.

Social Communication Issues

People with high functioning autism can have difficulty in social communication. For instance, they find it hard to differentiate between a romantic act and greeting behavior. These individuals can speak loud without knowing that it would annoy other people. Also, some personal interests or problems can be mentioned in the wrong situations. All of these problems can be common in people with this condition. This subsequently affects their relationships, employment, and social connections. [1]