Symptoms of autism, via WebMD:
The severity of symptoms varies greatly, but all people with autism have some core symptoms in the areas of:
- Social interactions and relationships. Symptoms may include:
- Failure to establish friendships with children the same age.
- Lack of interest in sharing enjoyment, interests, or achievements with other people.
- Lack of empathy. People with autism may have difficulty understanding another person’s feelings, such as pain or sorrow.
Facebook might not be the right venue to recruit subjects for this particular study. (Though the “fuck it, you’ve tried everything else” approach is quite compelling.)