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What are the most obvious signs of autism?

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Asked by stripeset25 at 1:35 PM on Apr. 15, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • No eye contact, doesn't interact, flapping arms, delayed or no speech

    Answer by mompam at 1:43 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • The child is unable to sleep though the night and parents/doctors don't seem to have any idea of what could be the cause of the child's insomnia.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:45 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Here is a list of Autism symptoms that you should look for:

    - Lack of interest in toys
    - Spinning objects
    - Placing objects in lines
    - Content with being alone
    - Flapping hands
    - Excitement in unusual situations or with different objects
    - Lack of affection
    - Appear not to be aware of surroundings
    - Does not respond to their name
    - Unusual sleeping patterns
    - Show distress for unexplained reasons
    - If verbal, repetitive language (echolalia)
    - Resisting change in routine (driving a different way home)
    - Displaying outbursts
    - Sensitive to textures (clothing, food, etc.)
    - Show prolonged interest in one object

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 1:49 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • The only signs I noticed in my son were lack of speech and not responding to name/verbal requests.

    Answer by missanc at 6:07 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • My oldest has autism and we noticed it because he went from verbal to non verbal in 24 hrs at 18 months. Then he started flapping his arms, get obsessed with lining odd objects up like potatoes, had terrible tantrums (meltdowns), and extremely sensitive to textures.

    Answer by lilmommy10805 at 2:41 AM on Apr. 16, 2011

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