What are the general symptoms of autism?

Fred R. Volkmar, M.D.

“Social troubles … for example in a conversation like we’re having now, a person with Autism would not be looking at you directly … in younger children, a real problem in communications, the child might not talk at all … the other thing you see is unusual behaviors …”


Video from March, 2010 - filmed at the 7th Annual Palm Beach Symposium

Fred R. Volkmar, M.D.
Irving B. Harris Professor in the Child Study Center
Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Psychology
Chief, Child Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital