Early Signs of Autism Minimize
One or more of the following can be indicators of an Autism Spectrum Disorder, which includes Autistic Disorder, PDD-NOS and Asperger’s Disorder, also known as Asperger’s Syndrome:
  • Absence of smiles of recognition by six months or thereafter Acts as though they cannot hear your voice  
  • Absence of acknowledgment when a parent returns home or when a new person enters the room by six months or thereafter  
  • Preoccupation or fascination with objects rather than with people 
  • Plays alone  
  • Impaired social interaction such as back-and-forth sharing of facial expressions by nine months or thereafter  
  • Slow to imitate games like peek-a-boo  
  • Giggling for no reason or when no one else is around as early as four months or thereafter  
  • Extreme sensitivities to light, smell, sound, touch and taste by four months or thereafter  
  • Hand flapping, hand gazing, body rocking or other self-stimulatory behaviors as early as six months  
  • Absence of babbling by 12 months  Absence of back-and-forth gestures such as pointing, showing, or waving by 12 months  
  • Fixation on audio/ video stimulation by 18 months 
  • Absence of words by 16 months or odd use of language or unusual tone of voice  
  • Compulsively arranges non-toy items or lines up toys  
  • Absence of initiating two word meaningful phrases by 24 months.  
  • Speaks only when coaxed 
  • Any loss of first words or any loss of babbling at any age  
  • Any loss of social skills at any age  
  • Peculiar or rigid eating, dressing or sleeping habits  
  • Strongly prefers or insists on talking about one subject without variation  
  • Lack of daily progress (A developing child is doing or discovering new things every day.)  
Every day without treatment is a lost opportunity for progress.

 
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