As a result, 100 of these people were diagnosed with autism. The people described in the study are not atypical of those with autism. They both have normal levels of cognitive ability and go undiagnosed in childhood, when autism is most commonly found.
Analysis showed that the age and severity of autism are related; that is, as age increases, the severity of autistic symptoms in social situations, communication and flexible thinking (such as coping with change or generating ideas or solutions. new) also increased.
Autistic elders are more likely to draw rules from preferred situations or structures (for example, want to know how committees are organized or always follow the same path. ) than young people.
This pattern did not occur in a group of 46 people who did not have autism. It is not clear whether the tendency to draw these rules is the “worsening” of autism symptoms or the general trend among all older adults.
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