• M
  • Little Falls, United States
  • 2 years ago


To any mothers with children who have autism, what were some signs you might have noticed or did not notice (i.e. fascinated with hands, recent rocking back and forth while sitting in lap, repetitive pointing with 1 finger down on object[s], etc..) before they were professional diagnosed? I only ask because I am unsure if my daughter might be even though she is still very young. She just turned 6 months a week ago yesterday.
  • J
  • CA, US
  • 15 days ago

My daughter is 1 & 1/2 she has not been formally diagnosed but she is developmentally delayed . She doesn’t Respond to her name and hasn’t met certain milestones by this age. We voiced our concerns early which was hand/arm flapping likes things that spin and making things spin, lacks eye contact. . Early detection is key. We got her evaluated and she is now in therapy sessions to help with the parts she is delayed in . .

  • j
  • 3 months ago

My son is 11, he had a slight language regression but mostly plateau - so no new words at 21 months. Stopped responding to his name. Loved ceiling fans and bumpy car rides by 6 months. Would giggle from the sensory input. Seemed too busy in his own interests so less socially engaged and extremely limited eye contact at 22 months. He was hyperlexic, taught himself to read and write at 3. Could spell out simple requests before he could speak the words.

  • J
  • MD, US
  • 4 months ago

My daughter was flapping her hands, still tip toes at 3, head banging and scratching when upset, lining things up and won’t make eye contact. My advise is to seek early intervention as soon as possible. Accept it and help❤️

  • C
  • Dallas, United States
  • 9 months ago

Lo paused speaking for a brief time, late crawler/ early walker, at 2 would put self in time out and then hit head on wall, and self hit / scratch when upset. Now 4 yrs old - hfa, spd, and o.dd.

  • M
  • CA, US
  • a year ago

My son is on the spectrum, he’s 13 now. He was counting to a hundred and reading by 3 BUT he wasn’t talking. He could say words but he wouldn’t have a conversation. He understood everything and he’d read fluently but he wouldn’t answer questions. Everybody is different. I will say that when he started preschool he became verbal overnight. I overhear him with a friend talking about Star Wars 🤷🏼‍♀️ I was in shock when I was listening to everything he was telling his friend. I wish you luck. Being on the spectrum can be a blessing. It’s amazing what these children are capable of. Also remember that they mainly want to focus on what they like. You need to learn how to connect with your child on multiple levels.

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