How did you know your child was autistic?
My daughter has been diagnosed with Bipolar. She looks like a normal child. She can even talk and hold conversations. She just does not act like a normal child. She does not understand emotions. She will mimic others emotions and play, and then act like they do. She can not sit still for two seconds, or follow through on directions. You can have a converstaion about dinner and two seconds later. She will ask what is for dinner. She does like loud noises and talks over everyone to be heard. She is on psychotropic medication. Although as the years go by I wonder if she could be slightly autistic, and if she is who do I go to see to test her? Will the school do the testing? She also has no long term memory. She is 8 and still can only read on a Kinder level, and has no concept of math or time at all. Any ideas is much appreciated.