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Autism warning signs



Wondering if your child may be autistic?
 
Autism Speaks (autismspeaks.org) provides the following warning signs of autism:

 

  • No big smiles or other warm, joyful expressions by six months or thereafter
  • No back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles, or other facial expressions by nine months or thereafter
  • No babbling by 12 months
  • No back-and-forth gestures, such as pointing, showing, reaching, or waving by 12 months
  • No words by 16 months
  • No two-word meaningful phrases (without imitating or repeating) by 24 months
  • Any loss of speech or babbling or social skills at any age
  • If your child shows any or all of these signs, consider having an evaluated completed