Related Topics of AUTISM 

AUTISM: RED FLAG FOR PARENTS

Parents: T​rust your instincts

If you have concerns about how your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, or
moves, talk with your pediatrician. Remember, you know your child best and your concerns are
important.

DO NOT WAIT! Acting early can make a big difference in your child's development!

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION & INTERACTION

  • ​Limited use of gestures such as giving, showing, waving, clapping, pointing, or nodding their head

  • Delayed speech or no social babbling/chatting

  • Makes odd sounds or has an unusual tone of voice

  • Difficulty using eye contact, gestures, and sounds or words all at the same time

  • Does not share warm, joyful expressions

  • Does not respond when someone calls their name

  • Does not share enjoyment or interests with others

REPETITIVE BEHAVIOURS AND RESTRICTED INTERESTS 

  • Unusual ways of moving their hands, fingers, or whole body

  • Develops rituals such as lining objects up or repeating things over and over

  • Excessive interest in particular objects, actions, or activities that interferes with social interaction

  • Unusual sensory interests such as sniffing objects or looking out of the corner of their eye

  • Over- or under-reaction to certain sounds, textures, or other sensory input