Re: Does this sound like an Autism Spectrum Disorder?
i am a little tired of the misconception that autistic kids dont like affection. they may not always know the right routes to seek it but they can be very affectionate and want affection as well.
my son is in the SEVERE range of autism and has been pointed out as one of the most autistic kids that professionals have had to work with in years around here. it took us until he was 3 and a half to get him diagnosed because he was a "cuddler". that doesnt change that fact that at almost 5 he still doesnt talk, cant manage to do anything on his own other than stimming, etc. he still loves and plays with everyone who comes into our house. he is potty training right now so is very stressed to say the least but on saturday we had on of my long time friends over and her new beau and he played with both of them and hugged my friends and iniated ticking with her fiance. so dont let affection be used to rule anything out if you suspect ASD.