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I'm an 18 year old female and was diagnosed with mild autism last year. This diagnosis explains my social, communication and sensory issues, but there is something else I'm curious about. Ever since early childhood, my development of motor skills has been quite delayed. I didn't crawl or walk until 18 months, and I had a lot of difficulty learning skills such as writing properly with a pencil, using scissors, opening a door with a key, jumping rope, riding a bicycle, and even blowing my nose. My balance and coordination have always been very bad as well, and my muscles have always been weaker than normal (low muscle tone). Since these symptoms are not directly part of the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder, I am wondering if this may be caused by another condition called developmental coordination disorder, or dyspraxia, or if the cause is more likely something else.

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If you have written this question by urself then you really need not be bothered about your autism. With your complaints it is eminent that you have more of muscle related issues.
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There could be developmental delay only as you are so much aware about your condition, it doesnt seem like that you are having autism.
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