Early Signs of Autism

An early sign of autism may include delayed
development of spoken language.

A child with autism has difficulty using nonverbal
forms of communication to compensate for delayed
language development.

A sign of autism includes inconsistent response to

An early sign of autism may be failure to direct the
parent's attention to objects or events to share interest.

Children with autism may show failure to imitate simple
adult movements.

An early sign of autism is trouble with reciprocal,
back-and-forth interaction.

Children with autism display a lack of interest in simple
social games.

An early sign of autism includes a lack of interest in
other children.

Early signs of autism include repetitive and restrictive
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Autistic Behavior

A child with autism has a vocabulary of less than 50 single
words and/or no 2 word phrases.

Children with autism demonstrate inconsistent use of eye
contact, expressions to convey needs and desires, gestures
(such as pointing or shaking head), and facial expressions.

Autistic children may not respond to his/her name being called;
parents and/or caretakers may suspect deafness.

Children with autism may point to juice to request it, but do
not point to the sky to share interest in an airplane.  An autistic
child may bring a toy to the parent for help, but does not hold
up a toy to show it to the parents for the purpose of a
conveying interest or approval.

A child with autism may not wave good-bye or imitate hand
movements in games like pat-a-cake.

Children with autism may show interest only on his/her
terms.  They may initiate games (or affection) but not respond
when parents or caretakers initiate them.

Infants and toddlers with autism may be more interactive
during physical games such as swinging or tickling than
during social games such as peek-a-boo.

Children with autism may show limited interest in watching or
playing with other children.

A child with autism may show limited interest in toys, may
play with toys in an unusual manner (i.e. lining or stacking
toys), play with toys the same exact way each time and/or
may show limited imagination during play.

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