Signs and Symptoms of Autism

The following signs may indicate your child is at risk for an autism spectrum disorder:

– 6 months: No big smiles or other warm, joyful expressions.

– 9 months: No back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles, or other facial expressions

– 12 months: No babbling, no back-and-forth gestures such as pointing, showing, reaching, or waving

– 16 months: No words

– 24 months: No meaningful two-word phrases (not including imitating)

– ANY AGE: Any loss of speech, babbling, or social skills


If your child exhibits any of these signs and symptoms of autism, or you have any questions related to your child’s development, please don’t delay in asking your pediatrician or family doctor for more information.

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