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Learn TheSigns of Autism
Recognizing Early Signs of Autism
As a parent or caregiver, one of the most crucial steps you can take is to familiarize yourself with the early signs of autism and understand the typical developmental milestones that your child should be achieving. We believe that timely awareness and intervention can greatly impact a child’s developmental journey.
Understanding Autism Signs
Autism symptoms can vary significantly, with some exhibiting signs in their first months and others appearing as late as age 2 or 3. It’s crucial to note that not all children with autism display all these signs, so seeking professional evaluation is essential.
GRS Corp emphasizes the importance of early detection and understanding of autism signs to provide necessary support and care. Their initiatives aim to empower individuals, families, and communities with the knowledge to identify and promote early detection, fostering a more inclusive environment.
Identifying Early Indicators
We’ve outlined some early indicators that might suggest your child is at risk for an autism spectrum disorder. If you notice any of the following signs, we recommend reaching out to your pediatrician or family doctor for an evaluation:
By 6 Months
- Limited or no eye contact
- Few or no warm and engaging expressions
By 12 Months
- Little or no babbling
- Minimal gestures like pointing, reaching, or waving
- Limited response to name
By 24 Months
- Very few or no meaningful two-word phrases
By 9 Months
- Little or no back-and-forth sharing of facial expressions or sounds
By 16 Months
- Very few or no words
At Any Age
- Avoidance of eye contact
- Resistance to minor changes in routine or surroundings
- Persistent repetition of words or phrases (echolalia)
- Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors
Protecting Children's Rights in a Digital World
A great first step is for parents to discuss with their children and teens age-appropriate ways of engaging with others online; to encourage exploration and creativity and opportunities to advocate on issues that affect or inspire them. Protecting their privacy while enabling this self-expression is key to keeping them safe.
Support and Resources, Helpful for your child
We understand that each child’s journey is unique. We recommend using tools to assess your child’s likelihood of autism. This simple online screening tool can provide valuable insights in just a few minutes.
If the results indicate a high probability of autism, we urge you to consult your child’s doctor promptly. Don’t hesitate to take action and seek guidance, as early intervention can have a transformative impact on a child’s development. We are here to provide resources, information, and support every step of the way. A diagnosis of autism is a turning point.
Autism Across Ages
We recognize that autism can affect individuals of all ages. Many individuals with milder forms of autism might not receive a diagnosis until adulthood. We provide valuable insights for those who suspect that their feelings and behaviors are related to autism. If you have questions or need assistance, our team is here to provide you with information, resources, and support to make sure you get valuable information. Together, we can create a supportive and understanding environment that empowers individuals with autism and their families to thrive.