What is Autism?

What are some of the characteristics of Autism?

Persons with autism may possess some of the following characteristics in various combinations and in varying degrees of severity:

  • Inappropriate laughing or giggling
  • No real fear of dangers
  • Apparent insensitivity to pain
  • May not want to cuddle
  • May avoid eye contact
  • May prefer to be alone
  • Difficulty with basic communication
  • Struggle with use of social skills
  • Inappropriate attachments to objects
  • Echoes words/phrases
  • Spins objects or self
  • Intense tantrums
  • High need for structure & routine
Contact Us:

Cowley County Special Services

1317 Wheat Rd.

Winfield, KS 67156

Phone number: 620-221-7021

Fax number: 620-221-2977


Cowley County Autism Interdisciplinary Team


  • To provide assistance to children, families and educational entities in providing exemplary services to children who show signs of autism.
  • To assist in the identification of children with Autism and other spectrum disorders.
  • To provide classroom and home support systems to children and families of children with Autism.
  • To provide educational training.
  • To provide educational networking opportunities.
  • To provide parents with outside resources and support through training and networking.