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About Autism

Signs of ASD

How to recognize the early signs of autism (from video):

  1. Notice when your baby begins to babble
  2. Begin monitoring eye contact around 6-9 months
  3. If your baby makes a sound, make one back and see if he/she reciprocates
  4. Take note of whether your baby responds to his/her name
  5. Note his/her behavior around 12 months
  6. Monitor your baby’s sensitivity to sound and touch
  7. Take note of how your child focuses
  8. Look for repetitive movements
  9. Look for difficulties with transitions – does your child seem set in his/her ways
  10. Monitor the development of your child’s vocabulary
  11. Consult your pediatrician if your child regresses

Click on the following links from Autism Speaks for more help in determining if your child has Autism.
Learn the Signs of Autism
Symptoms of Autism
Developmental Milestones