Early Signs

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.