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Ain’t Misbehavin’: Is Stimming a Behavior or Sensory Issue?

People with autism spectrum disorder, as defined by the National Institute of Mental Health, can have “difficulty with social communication and interaction, restricted interests and repetitive behaviors.” While repetitive, self-stimulatory behavior, or “stimming,” is a common trait in people with autism, it’s not commonly accepted. Often, parents, therapists and educators view stimming, such as flapping the hands or rocking, as …

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