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Unread 11-08-2007, 04:27 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by goodlicorice View Post
Wow! I've never heard this!

But since learning of DS's diagnosis, I've noticed some symptoms in myself. I don't do well in crowds, and after a while in IKEA I feel like I'm having a panic attack.

Oh, GFCF is gluten free casein free. Casein is milk protein, I believe.

Oddly, my son really likes seafood, but won't touch a hamburger. Not that that's a bad thing, I guess.

It's talks about it in The Out of Sync Child.

If you think about the people that you know, and how some are more sensitive to hot or cold, some people have texture issues when they eat, some find the sound too loud in theatres, some hate the tags on their shirts or the seam in their socks, etc.

Most of us only have a few things here and there, and so it's not considered the disorder, but it is considered to be on the spectrum. I think that for it to be considered `the disorder', it has to get in the way of normal life.

Supposedly, the 20% that do not have it are usually the popular kids. They have no awkwardness, understand social cues, don't have the same gross motor issues, etc.
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