Adults with autism who are high functioning may have only mild challenges, which are sometimes mistaken for symptoms of attention deficit.
Autism is usually detected by the time children age 3 or 4 and common signs begin to piece together a puzzle. But sometimes a diagnosis isn't.
Main signs of autism. Common signs of autism in adults include: finding it hard to understand what others are thinking or feeling; getting very anxious about.
If you think you might have autism spectrum disorder, you could have fairly mild symptoms, which is why you weren't diagnosed in the first.
Samantha felt whole when she received her autism diagnosis at age 34. Learn about adult diagnosis and about autism in adults.