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Signs of Autism in Children

Signs of Autism in Children usually begin around 18 months or by age three.  Some babies may show signs at birth.  Researchers are studying what signs to look for in very young babies.  The 18 month to age three may include any or all of the following and may begin as mild symptoms, but gradually worsen with time:

Several parents I have talked to agreed that the first signs were lack of eye contact and loss of words.


Remember, there is hope for your child!  About 50% of very young children have recovered with intense early education and/or dietary changes.  There are many therapies to research.

The Autism Research Institute (ARI) has developed an Autism Symptoms Checklist (Form E-2).  The responses on Form E-2 are entered into a computer which calculates a diagnostic score. The score is sent to the person or agency submitting the checklist.  This is a free and confidential service.  It is done for free to assist researchers with standardizing and improving the diagnosing of autistic children.

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