Signs of autism: The little-known fact about living with autism.

 Elizabeth* has a six-year-old daughter with autism, who she describes as “extraordinary, bright, inquisitive, sensitive, kind, fiery and impulsive”.

Sarah* was diagnosed when she was five, but even before that, her mum started noticing a common theme in her emotional responses: distress.“My daughter was three years old when I began to see that she was suffering from anxiety,” Elizabeth tells Mamamia. “Her responses were often extreme to certain situations.”Now, as a primary school student, “She is, more often than not, quite stressed and extremely heightened.”

Source: Signs of autism: The little-known fact about living with autism.

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