Most people with autism show restricted and repetitive behaviours
These may include
overwhelming interest in something
inflexible routines or rituals
repetitive body movements, such as hand flapping
There is some evidence to show that some interventions, such as drugs and behavioural approaches, may help.
However it is worth noting that some people with autism like their repetitive behaviours and consider them useful ways to deal with stressful events.
Please see the Advanced version of this page for more information about this issue, including relevant research studies and interventions which may help.
Last Updated : 14/12/2011 Back to Top