Finding Autism: Signs To Look For?

As your child grows in the early years many go through normal milestones most parents can follow to indicate their progress. What if what your seeing from your child seems different but maybe only you notice and others do not? If your child has special needs you want to help them as soon as possible and understand their world. Finding Autism while rare, 1 in 50 children are diagnosed as early as 3 years old. Leaving parents at whits end before and after the diagnoses. My husband and I know first hand because our daughter was diagnosed with Autism at 3 years old. There are early signs of this disorder and some may be easier to spot than others. Most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age. If you are ever concerned about your child development please contact your child's pediatrician or schedule an evaluation with early intervention. 

Tough there are signs to look for your child doesn't need to be showing them all to have Autism. My daughter smiles, makes eye contact, very coordinated, and does like to interact with others but suffers from many of the other signs (click image to enlarge). Be your child's advocate and consult with your pediatrician if you are concerned your child may have Autism. Autism is a developmental disability that causes problems with social skills and communication. Autism can be mild or severe. It is different for every person. Autism is also known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). If you are concerned your child may have Autism please contact their pediatrician or have them evaluated by early intervention. If your child has been diagnosed with Autism, remember that every child is different and there are many resources out there that can help your child thrive. Personally I know having a special needs child is a constant surprise while riding an up and down emotional roller coaster but these kiddos are awesome. You know your child better than anyone else, break through the Autism. From the bottom of my heart parents, grandparents, relatives, of those effected by Autism my love goes out to you all. 
“One thing you should and will learn from someone with Autism is "take nothing for granted, no matter how trivial it may seem."” by Stuart Duncan
“Autism is not a disability, it's a different ability.” by Stuart Duncan
"Different, not less." by Temple Grandin

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