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Restricted, Repetitive Patterns of Behaviour, Interests, or Activities

Restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests, or activities are some of the core features of autism.

Repetitive and restricted behaviour includes encompassing preoccupation with one or more stereotyped and restricted patterns of interest that is abnormal either in intensity or focus apparently inflexible adherence to specific, nonfunctional routines or rituals stereotyped and repetitive motor mannerisms, such as hand or finger flapping or twisting, or complex whole-body movements persistent preoccupation with parts of objects

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