How late in a child's life can they get autism? MY son is 15months just wondering if I should still be looking for signs...and what are the signs? I dont think he is just checking though...thanks ladies!Answer Question
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) cover a wide range of disability--it all depends where in the brain the damage/under development has occurred. For example, a child on the severe end will not have met typical milestones (sitting, walking, etc.), has little/limited eye contact, is rigid, may flap hands or rock to soothe themselves.
Whereas a child on the mild end, may look and act perfectly typical, except they aren't talking age appropriately (this describes my boys). Around 15-18 months is where MOST children start showing signs of autism---but if they're mild, they may not be noticeable until 2-3 years. But there is also a regressive form that can occur in children 3-5 years old. Talking or lack thereof is one of the most predominate signs of autism..here are the other major ones.
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:01 AM on Apr. 10, 2009
Answer by Bugsmommy1908 at 8:12 AM on Apr. 10, 2009
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Answer by jmcan at 1:39 PM on Apr. 10, 2009
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