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Many autistic people engage in self-stimulating behaviour, also known as stimming. It may include repetitive use of an object (e.g., flicking a rubber band), repetitive activities involving the senses (e.g., feeling a certain texture), or behaviour involving body movements (e.g., jumping, rocking, spinning, head-banging). Although it varies for everyone, autistic people may stim for enjoyment, to reduce or gain sensory input, or to deal with stress or uncertainty.


Repetitive Behaviours and Stimming (Ambitious About Autism)

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