Guide to Autism: What are the Signs of Autism (Symptoms of Autism)?

What are the signs of Autism (symptoms of Autism)?

Some the early signs of Autism (symptoms of Autism) are:

1,) When the baby is not smiling and interacting with parents and siblings around the sixth month point
2.)  When the baby focuses closely, and for a long time at a toy
3.) When there is no noise making, the normal babbling, gurgling, testing of the voice that most kids use to learn how to use their voice
4.) No grasping of fingers, reaching for or grasping of rattles or other favorite toys or objectsLoving a child with the signs of Autism (symptoms of Autism)
5.) Stares into space, without noticing when others come into a room (or doesn’t seem to notice)
6.)  Still nonverbal at 2 years old…may use sounds and gestures to “ask” for things   If you as a parent start noticing these signs of Autism (Symptoms of Autism), begin keeping a diary of what you see, and what you think you should be seeing that you’re not.   If you are a first time parent, talk to some parents that have kids the same age, and compare and ask questions…write things like this in your diary.  Look for a good guide to Autism.
At this point you probably need to talk to your children’s doctor, and take your diary with you to help jog your memory.  The doctor will check your child against certain benchmarks that will help them get a diagnosis. This will involve a number of tests that will look at both visual and physical reaction to stimuli.

It’s important to get your child diagnosed as early as possible, as the therapies and treatments start helping right away.  There is really no time to lose, so don’t take a “Wait and see” attitude.

So if your child is older, what are the signs of Autism (symptoms of Autism)?

1.)  They stare into open space, eyes unfocused
2.)  Slow to pick up speech skills, may be completely non-verbal
3.)  Unable to “use their words” to explain what they want
4.)  Likes being in a familiar place
5.)  Does not notice dangers around them (cars, fire, dogs)
6.)  Shows some OCD behaviors like lining things up, stacking things, putting things in some sort of order
7.)  May have very violent outbursts (tantrums) especially when frustrated
8.)  Doesn’t make eye contact, may REFUSE to make eye contact
9.)  May prefer to play alone, does not gravitate towards other children
10.) They are always in their own little world, no matter what is going on around them 11.)  May walk on their “tiptoes”, like ALL the time
12.)  Doesn’t know how to play pretend or make-believe
13.)  Has a definite routine when they do things, and get very upset (see #7 above) if their routine is interrupted or changed
14.)  May do things over and over and over…think light switch being switched on and off for an hour or moresigns of Autism (symptoms of Autism)

Okay, while this is a bigger than normal list, it’s nowhere close to how many things the professionals look at, which is why it is important to get a good guide to Autism, so that you will have a comprehensive list of the signs of Autism (symptoms of Autism).  This will give you more to look at, and what to expect down the road.  It will also educate you about Autism, and put you in a place where you can ask intelligent questions of the professionals that will be dealing with your child. With treatment, beginning as early as possible, and the loving support of you and your professional team, your child will be able to be all they can be.  It’s different for every individual, as Autism cover a large spectrum of disabilities, and each is treated differently, and every child has a different outcome.

After they look at your child’s signs of Autism (symptoms of autism, they will come up with the best treatment for your child.