does anyone have personal experiences with autism? We were discussing this in my intro to PSYC class. I cases of autism [aperger's syndrome] in my family, on my dad's side / cousin, but it's pretty far removed. It's a really interesting subject, as far as the whole cognition and language aspects go. Most babies model language (and go through the appropriate stages) in echolalia and babbling. In autistic children, they completely skip these stages from what I've been informed.
From what I'm told about the newborns, they are cold and don't have the need for affiliation that most people do. Does anyone have any personal cases with this?