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m o m ♥ 2 kids; Ontario 7948 posts
14th Oct '12

My son has a lot of those traits but hasn't been diagnosed with autism

kitermom 2 kids; Beaverton, Oregon 740 posts
14th Oct '12

Yup my nephew in law has all of those features and something is just not right in his eyes.

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 22168 posts
14th Oct '12

My son... we believe he has Asperger's but he is extremely high functioning



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Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26899 posts
14th Oct '12

Well, fits my son for sure. And his neurotypical brother has a very different face shape. Very round.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 124614 posts
status 14th Oct '12
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:" Well, fits my son for sure. And his neurotypical brother has a very different face shape. Very round."


I was just studying both of my boys faces. You can tell they are brothers but they dont have similar features...if that makes sense.

Mrs.Rachael +2.5 Due November 28 (girl); 18 kids; Shreveport, Louisiana 10326 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:" Well, fits my son for sure. And his neurotypical brother has a very different face shape. Very round."

same with my youngest, although he's only 5 months so it's hard to be sure.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26899 posts
14th Oct '12

Son with autism:
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Son without:
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❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 124614 posts
status 14th Oct '12

In the pictures posted I similarities in the corner of the eyes and the bridge of the nose

regina_margot 2 kids; New York, New York 1543 posts
14th Oct '12

i don't buy it for a whole many reasons
1. very small sample size that uses only boys, and mostly white boys, by the looks of it.
what about asian girls with autism, for example, do *they* have "short middle faces"?
2. the characteristics they are pointing out: "wide mouth", "short cheeks" will change as kids grow. will the supposed relationships hold up when they are 40? i doubt it.
3. most importantly, austism is a "spectrum" disorder.
it's perfectly possible that this particular combination of features makes a specific kind of impression on people.
for example, we can't help but think that people with glasses are smart. we just can't help this. it's uncontrollable. four eyes, u know?
maybe, in the same exact way, kids with wide-set eyes and/or wide philtrums look absent, disconnected. maybe this combination of features makes parents think twice, and take kids to doctors, where they are eventually diagnosed.
in other words, this is a classic confusion of correlation and causation
just because more kids with autism diagnosis fit this description doesn't mean that more kids with autism really do

Isaiah,sophia,&gracie mae 3 kids; Troy, Ohio 232 posts
14th Oct '12

My son was diagnosed with autisum and he has just about none of those features. He has low set small ears..but thts it. He has a cubby face and long mid section. But he is only 3 and looks do change. But im not into thinking the way they look shows anything. If that were so my newest would be doomed to have this too. My middle child has more of the features than my son, and she isnt anything like him. She has had 0 degression and only is improving in learning/learning skills

Bonnie Beaver♥ Due April 8; 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18313 posts
14th Oct '12

Aidan:
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Tyler:
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smASHface 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 49792 posts
14th Oct '12

I didn't read the article but from all the kids I know on the spectrum, I have to agree that they all share similar features. A lot of them have deeper set eyes and they have dark under eyes. I can think about all the kids I know and can see a similarity in all of their mouths and cheekbones. I've been thinking this for a while now. It's not a huge difference from the average person like with Down Syndrome but I CAN see a difference.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 124614 posts
status 14th Oct '12
Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:" I didn't read the article but from all the kids I know on the spectrum, I have to agree that they all ... [snip!] ... this for a while now. It's not a huge difference from the average person like with Down Syndrome but I CAN see a difference. "


I agree

smASHface 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 49792 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting Spencer Pratt:" My son... we believe he has Asperger's but he is extremely high functioning "

he is adorable!

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26899 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:" I didn't read the article but from all the kids I know on the spectrum, I have to agree that they all ... [snip!] ... this for a while now. It's not a huge difference from the average person like with Down Syndrome but I CAN see a difference. "


Especially the dark under the eyes. Corbin has always had that..