Guide For Parents

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

SIGNS OF AUTISM

(Usually apparent in toddlers; watch for a cluster of symptoms)
  • No pointing by one year
  • No babbling by one year; no single words by 16 months; no two-word phrases by 24 months
  • Any loss of language skills at any time
  • No pretend playing Little interest in making friends
  • Extremely short attention span
  • No response when called by name; indifference to others
  • Little or no eye contact...

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