4 Early Signs of Autism

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Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disorder found in growing children. Symptoms begin as early as 12 months of age, but are usually minimal.  Here are the four early signs of autism.

Developmental milestones

During the first two years of life, children grow rapidly. From reacting when someone calls your name, to starting to crawl, and to walking, there are several milestones that have a major impact on development in the first few years.

Lack of long-term language development

It is important to closely monitor your child's social and communication development during the first year of life.

Repetitive behavior

Repetitive behavior is one of the hallmarks of autism spectrum disorder. You may find that you are locked into a particular activity or task and find it extremely difficult to shift your attention to another task.

Other Features

There are other characteristics of children suffering from ASD. Looking at these characteristics, if your child has symptoms of ASD, it is of utmost importance to quickly seek expert advice.

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