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What are signs of autism in children? adult content

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ive980

Asked by ive980 at 8:29 PM on Feb. 8, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • not making eye contact
    no gesture-waving,pointing
    repetitive movements-hand flapping,spinning
    lining toys up
    speech delay
    etc
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:31 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • MommyH2

    Answer by MommyH2 at 8:33 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • staring at lights
    staring at spinning objects
    playing with toy car and only spinning the wheels
    turning lights on and off over and over - to no end
    jumpy when touched lightly but ok with touching that is firm
    lack of pointing was a big sign that i did not know about back then
    hard to judge eye contact as the mom (gives you more eye contact than any other and compare to who else)
    speech delay yes, also speech backslide
    sensory avoider, or sensory seeker
    head banging or other self enguring
    so many things, of course every child with autism has some and not others
    speak to ped if have feeling of possible, get referral to birth to three (was how i started journey) therapist can not get autism label but can get you on your way

    good luck
    here for you if it turns out your child has, other moms help me who are further down the road, mine in 3.5 yrs old so new to some but further than others
    God Bless
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 8:46 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • lack of social interaction, delayed speech
    http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm#169863082
    Proverbs_31

    Answer by Proverbs_31 at 9:06 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • It can vary widely. I never worried about it because my oldest son was (and is) very social. He loves being around people, he just doesn't understand how to interact with them. Pretty much my only clue was tantrums and a speech delay. The higher functioning they are, generally the harder it is to detect.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 9:49 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • http://www.autism-society.org/

    That's the national autism website. This is considered the only medically AND educationally recognized site. Yes, others exist, but this is recognized by bothefields and the federal government, they'll have your answers and suggestions on what to do if you suspect your child has autism.
    ba13ygrl1987

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 5:34 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • * both fields*
    ba13ygrl1987

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 5:35 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

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