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01 November 2010

Early signs of autism

Often little things are what attract attention: the child does not smile, nor react to a smile, and prefers playing alone rather than with other children.

Often little things are what attract attention: the child does not smile, nor react to a smile, and prefers playing alone rather than with other children.

"We noticed something was wrong with one of our sons when he was sitting in a sandbox with a neighbourhood boy," said Renate Zeuner, chairwoman of the regional autism association in the German city of Goettingen.

 
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