Are there early signs or symptoms of autism?

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Even though every child develops at different rates, there is usually a range for hitting developmental milestones that is considered normal. The early signs of autism is characterized by the lack of normal behaviour. For example, a baby may not respond to cuddling, reach out to be picked up or look at his/her mother when being fed. If a parent observe that his/her child is not meeting the milestones within the stipulated timeframe, it is best to speak to their doctor. There are some early signs of autism in babies and toddlers and here are some for your reference: - No big smiles or other warm, joyful expressions by six months or thereafter - No back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles or other facial expressions by nine months - No babbling by 12 months - No back-and-forth gestures such as pointing, showing, reaching or waving by 12 months - No words by 16 months - No meaningful, two-word phrases (not including imitating or repeating) by 24 months Also, if there is any regression of any kind (at any age), such as a loss of speech, babbling, gestures or social skills, the parents should bring the child to the doctor for a proper consultation. For more information, here are some informative websites:

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Autism can be difficult to diagnose, especially in younger children and toddlers. But that doesn't mean it's not a condition that affects then. It very much does. How can one come to this conclusion? Because there have been several studies to prove that young children aged 2 can also exhibit signs of autism. If you notice the following you must consult the doctor for surety: - Delayed milestones - Lack of confidence - Uncomfortable with challenges. Please take a look at this link to understand this better:

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Firstly make sure to understand Autism and check the usual symptoms, here is an article that makes it easier for me to understand autism:

It can differ depending on the child. Feel free to message me. I'm a Behavioral Therapist for children with Autism.

3y ago

is it possible that my baby was normal with all the milestones during his early months and suddenly shows signs of autism from 15 months?