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5 Early Signs of Autism

Understanding early signs of autism can help you provide your child with the help and resources that they need from as early an age as possible.  Here are 5 early signs of autism that we’ve sourced from Autism Speaks. You can find a link to their entire checklist at the end of this article.

1) Lack of facial expressions


No big smiles or other warm, joyful expressions by six months or thereafter


2) Challenges with interaction


No back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles or other facial expressions by nine months

3) Lack of body language


No back-and-forth gestures such as pointing, showing, reaching or waving by 12 months

4) No babbling by 12 months

5) Delayed Verbal Communications


No words by 16 months

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Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers

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