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Old July 12th, 2013, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by AzaleaLightning View Post
tl;dr diagnosing autism is a pretty fluid practice because of the levels of severity, and this leads to a lot of misconceptions about people with the disorder.
I think this is a key point, and the cause of the rise in diagnosis. Autism is not one specific set of symptoms, but works within a range and can be different from individual to individual.

I will just point out, with regards to the OP, not all sufferers of Autism have a higher IQ or intelligence. In fact the opposite is often true. There is a large range of intelligence shown just as there is a huge degree of range in social anxiety/social skills.
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