Signs and Symptoms of Autism
Children with autism generally have problems in three crucial areas of development — social interaction, communication and behavior. But autism symptoms vary greatly and two children with the same diagnosis may behave quite differently. In most cases, severe autism is marked by a complete inability to communicate and interact with other people.
The onset of symptoms, regardless of the age of diagnosis, is prior to 3 years of age. Some children show signs of autism in early infancy. Other children may develop normally for the first few months or years of life but then suddenly become withdrawn, become aggressive or lose language skills they’ve already acquired.
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This simple questionnaire is designed to help you determine if a child has symptoms of autism and could benefit from professional help.