Autistic Behavior Child

Because autistic children show little regard for the world around them, it probably won’t come as a surprise to learn that the word “autistic” comes from the Greek word autos, or “self.” All of the behaviors associated with autism are characterized by a different perception of “self” and the surrounding world. Many autistic children react strongly, even violently, to outside stimuli such as lights, sound, and touch. The degree to which the child is affected (or not affected) varies greatly from one child to another.