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any one know anything about autisim

i have a two year old that is very behind. and my boyfriend told me it seems like hes showing signs of autisim i dont know anything about it and was wondering what are signs of it

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Asked by faith86 at 2:01 PM on Aug. 16, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • honestly, it varies in all children, but many typical signs are lack of eye contact, lack of communication and extreme focus on one thing, like spinning wheels on a toy car

    if you are concerned, talk to your ped

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 2:02 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Autism spectrum is too broad to answer a question like that on here. Your pediatrician should be addressing any concerns with you. Just one example of spinning wheels on a car isn't enough information. And how old is he? Autism isn't diagnosed between the age of 1 and 2, most typically. It can be but it is very uncommon.

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 2:05 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Sorry, the spinning wheels was the PP not in your question. I was distracted for a second.

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 2:06 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • hes two and cant speak words to where you understand. he cant pronounce anything i have worked with him and it is like he cant do it he trys and he cant focus at all. he zones out when he plays he does love to clean though. like he will walk in to a room and pick evey thing he see up

    Comment by faith86 (original poster) at 2:07 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • lack of speech,sensory intolerances such as touch,sound,bright lights,lack of eye contact,uncoordination,seems to not hear you,spinning self,repitition such as lining things up,repeating sounds/phrases
    These are all too familiar. My son was diagnosed at 4. He's 9 now

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:10 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • With young children, it can be hard to diagnose. You son may have some developmental delays that don't necessarily indicate ASD (autism spectrum disorder). Generally speaking, a child with autism will have speech delays, have difficulty with or avoid making eye contact, will have repetitive play, play with toys in different manner than they were intended (like lining up cars, or turning them over to repeatedly spin the wheels, rather than "driving" them on the floor). They may "script" or use echolalia--basically, when the child does speak, he may repeat lines from movies or cartoons, or simply repeat what you say, word for word. My daughter didn't play with toys. She was fascinated with toothbrushes and spatulas. She didn't avoid sensory input, as many with autism do, but sought it out--a "bumper and crasher"--she needed more input than the average child. Have him evaluated if you're concerned. Early intervention is key.

    Answer by jsbenkert at 2:21 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

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