Poemdog

Dogs 2019

MILD CASE
(1/22/19)


"(they) might:

avoid
eye contact
and want
to be
alone

not look
at objects
when another person
points at them

not point
at objects
to show interest
(for example, not point
at an airplane
flying over)

have trouble
relating to others
or not have
an interest
in other people
at all

have trouble
understanding
other people's
feelings
or talking about
their own

be very
interested in people
but not know
how to talk

to play

or to relate
to them

not play
"pretend" games

appear to be
unaware
when people
talk to them
but respond
to other sounds

repeat
or echo words
or phrases
said to them
in place
of normal language

have trouble
expressing
their needs
using typical words
or motions

prefer not
to be held
or cuddled
or to be cuddled
only when
they want

repeat actions
over and over
again

have trouble
adapting
when a routine
changes

have unusual reactions
to the way things
smell

taste

look

feel

or sound

lose skills
they once had
(for example
stop saying words
they were using)" ***

~~~

really?

these
are signs?

these
are symptoms?

most
if not all
make perfect sense
to me

they are
my
everyday

sign me
up



*** mostly verbatim from www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/facts.html