What is Autism: Autism is not a single disorder, but a spectrum of closely related disorders with a shared core of symptoms.
Autism in infancy and early childhood, causing delays in many basic areas of development, such as learning to talk, play, and interact with others.
The signs and symptoms of autism vary widely, as do its effects. Some children with autism have only mild impairments, while others have more obstacles. However, every child on the autism spectrum has problems, at least to some degree, in the following three areas:
. Communicating verbally and non-verbally
- Relating to others and the world around them
- Thinking and behaving flexibly
Early signs of Autism: Your baby or toddler doesn’t:
- Make eye contact, such as looking at you when being fed or smiling when being smiled at.
- Respond to his or her name, or to the sound of a familiar voice.
- Follow objects visually or follow your gesture when you point things out.
- Point or wave goodbye, or use other gestures to communicate.