Researchers from University of Missouri and Washington University have found that autistic teens tend to avoid social activities when online. The study, which targeted teens with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ages 13 to 16, found that while they enjoyed playing computer or video games, they were less likely to use communication applications such as chat, Facebook or email. It was also found that others with intellectual disabilities were more likely to use the internet as a social tool than their autistic counterparts.
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Teens With Autism Avoid Email, Social Media