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When can i tell if my 9 month old daughter has autism?

i need information on autism and how soon u can tell and what are the signs?

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Asked by madeforone at 4:31 PM on Mar. 10, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • at 9 months?? you can't.. what is she doing that you find unusual?

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 4:32 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Good grief, people are so freaked out by all of the Autism media coverage that they won't even let a baby be a baby anymore.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 4:33 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Most won't notice any red flags until closer to 12- 18 months of age some even later like closer to school age. Here is a link


    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:33 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Too early. Every baby reaches milestones at different times so don't worry if your baby is behind the "norm". If you have specific concerns you should talk them over with your pediatrician. I don't think they even consider autism until 18 months anyway.

    Answer by struezel at 4:40 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • What are you concerned about, specifically? The earliest I know of for an eval is about 18 mos.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 4:41 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • If you are that concerned why don't you talk to her doctor? I'm sure you have tons of specific questions regarding your daughter that you left out here for one reason or another. You make an appointment and you don't leave until the pediatrician has answered all of your questions. That's what they are there for!

    Answer by meandrphoto at 4:49 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • well for the rude ppl dont comment if all ur going to do is be rude im a mother of one and 20yrs old at that. and for the others when she looks straight both eyes dont go straight at the same time, i know nothing about autism or any other forms of a problem, she acts very strange shes smart she really is but sometimes she acts as if she has lost her marbles a bit could be just her being a baby idk and beofre i run her to the dr i wanted to get information from other mothers instead of rushing her to the dr who may think im a lunitic

    Comment by madeforone (original poster) at 5:13 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Rude? No. Direct? Yes.

    By the way, I had 3 children by the age of 22... please don't play the "young mother card". Babies do strange things, simple as that. Unless she is completely unresponsive, disconnected, won't look you in the face, etc. then you should simply write it off as being a baby.
    Her eyes? Sounds like one is lazy, which can be corrected as she gets a little older- your pediatrician will tell you more about that if you ask. It is fairly common, and in babies that young usually corrects its self in time.
    If she was normal and healthy at birth, you should not assume any different based on her acting like a baby.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 5:23 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • i had my first at 19 second at 21. so yeah dont play the whole young mom crap. google autism

    Answer by piwife at 5:29 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • im not playing the young mother card i was simply stating this is my first child and i know nothing about any of this so u can take ur comments somewhere else cause i wasnt asking for ur rude comments if have nothing good to say than go answer another question! and thank u to the rest of u i will do a search and see what i come up with. and lazy eye could be didnt know that could of been an option thank you everyone i will look in to it and if it becomes more a concern ill take her to the dr.

    Comment by madeforone (original poster) at 5:37 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

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