Signs of Autism

What is Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disorder that involves significant challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as restricted/repetitive behaviors.

Autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today.

The DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

What are the Signs of Autism?

Your child’s speech may be delayed. They may repeat behaviors or show other signs of an autism spectrum disorder. 

You might notice these signs even before your child turns two.

However, some children with autism show very few signs. And sometimes, children without autism show a few.

How can you decide whether or not it’s time to call us?

Take a look at the following “red flags.” If you notice some of these behaviors, we recommend seeking an autism evaluation with a medical professional.

By 6 months
By 9 months
By 12 months
By 16 months
By 24 months
At any age

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