Autism signs in children
Spotting the early signs of autism in young children can be hard if you’re not an autism expert.
Many of these signs are common to all young children but they are seen more often in children who have autism.
We’ve listed here some common red flags for autism – if your child shows some of these then it’s time to check in with a qualified professional.
We also list typical developmental milestones which may be used as a guide to gauge a child’s development. If there are any concerns about a child’s development, or if there is a loss of any skills at any age, talk to a doctor as soon as possible.
“When my son was 18 months old, a friend brought her 9 month old baby round to our house. I had so much fun with the baby; there was a constant interaction between us. I realised this was completely absent with my own little boy.”