- Mar 23, 2016
it's my contention that autism is not a totally 'invisible' disease.
although less noticeable than the differences seen in downies, there's a number of things in appearance and in motion that i've noticed in other autists and myself and also heard documented, such as:
-disproportionately large cranium/brain/forehead
-neoteny (appearing younger than chronological age would imply)
-bad posture (hunched shoulders)
-joint hypermobility (e.g
-fingers bend back like bananas)
-clumsy/poor eye-hand coordination
-serious or expressionless face
-low muscle tone
-thin upper lip?
and then there's the less inherent factors, like:
-poor or odd fashion sense
-yellow teeth and long nails due to bad hygiene