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What is Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how people interact with others, communicate, learn, and behave. Autism is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience.

Early Signs
of Autism

While each child and their circumstances are different, here are some common signs of Autism for parents and guardians to watch for. 

  • Repetitive behaviors (putting items into lines or groups
  • Repeat words or phrases over and over
  • Difficulty understanding other people's feelings or their own
  • Have no speech or delayed speech
  • Walking on toes or delay of walking
  • Don't respond to their name
  • Lack of fear or more fear than expected
  • Love or need routine
  • Have little awareness of danger or pain
  • Have obsessive interests
  • Few or no communicative gestures (pointing, waving, reaching)
  • Avoid eye contact
  • Flap their hands, rock their body, or spin in circles
  • Want to be alone/ low or no social interest
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What if I think my child may have Autism?

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