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Early Signs of Autism

Autism spectrum disorder typically appears during the early years of life. Early assessment and intervention are crucial to a child’s long-term success.

Early warning signs include:

  • no social smiling by 6 months
  • no one-word communications by 16 months
  • no two-word phrases by 24 months
  • no babbling, pointing, or meaningful gestures by 12 months
  • poor eye contact
  • not showing items or sharing interests
  • unusual attachment to one particular toy or object
  • not responding to sounds, voices, or name
  • loss of skills at any time

We encourage you to talk to your pediatrician about concerns.