I have a friend, not a close friend, and I noticed when he was only a year old that something wasn't quite right about his development. I didn't say anything to her because it's none of my business. He didn't walk until he was almost a year and a half old and said NO words at all when he was a year old, not even babbling. He is now 2 1/2 and says very little words and is developmentally behind in other areas as well. She took him last week to be evaluated and he is going to be getting speech, developmental, and special therapy 3 times a week. She now has a blog about him, and said that she has been researching autism, because of his behaviors, but he hasn't been diagnosed yet. I was just wondering how old does he have to be in order to get diagnosed, since he is exhibiting MANY traits of autism ( not just the delays, but meltdowns,hand flapping)
Since he is getting therapy, does the diagnosis really matter? I'm just curious!!
Asked by Anonymous at 1:53 PM on Feb. 1, 2011 in Kids' Health
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 1:57 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
Answer by missanc at 2:00 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
Answer by layh41407 at 2:01 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 2:04 PM on Feb. 1, 2011