in a younger child that cant really be diagnosed like under the age of 5
what are some signs to look for?
Answer by fiatpax at 4:09 PM on Aug. 19, 2010
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:06 PM on Aug. 19, 2010
Answer by moniquinha at 4:08 PM on Aug. 19, 2010
Answer by fiatpax at 4:03 PM on Aug. 19, 2010
Answer by Robsmommy at 8:13 PM on Aug. 19, 2010
There are some similar signs of autism, and many have been listed here. I offer a website that discusses autism in pretty simple terms. If you think your child might have autism, I strongly suggest that you find a developmental pediatrician in your area--ask your regular ped for a recommendation--and have him/her evaluated. It is so important to get the diagnosis as early as possible, as Early Intervention can make a huge difference. Here is a website to consider: http://autism.about.com/od/whatisautism/a/symptoms.htm
One incredibly wonderful thing I'd like to leave you with is this quote: "If you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism". As the parent of a remarkable little girl with this diagnosis, I will attest to that.
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:37 PM on Aug. 19, 2010