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Obsessions, Repetitive Behaviour and Routines

By National Autistic Society (NAS)


This online article describes how autistic people may have obsessions, repetitive behaviors, and routines, and it discusses how they may be an important source of enjoyment and a way of coping with stress, or how they may limit participation in activities or even cause distress. The article suggests that those supporting the child should consider whether behaviors are causing difficulties, and it provides suggestions for what they could do if they are. On the other hand, the article also notes how obsessions and special interests can be used to develop skills.

Founded in 1962, the National Autistic Society (NAS) “provide[s] information, support and pioneering services, and campaign[s] for a better world for autistic people.” [Website]

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This online article is in English


National Autistic Society (NAS)
United Kingdom

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