D. Signs and symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

An assessment is the best way to know if your child has ASD. It will give you a diagnosis and clarity about whether your child has Autism or not.

Signs of autism may be seen in children as young as 6 months, but most often diagnosis is not made until approximately 18 months of age. Some signs of autism could be:

- Poor eye contact
- Not responding when their name is called
- No social smile
- Issues with communication, sharing emotions/interests
- Difficulty engaging with peer
- Repetitive movements like hand flapping, spinning, etc
- Restricted interests/obsessions
- Adherence to a specific routine
- Prefering to play alone