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Early Signs and Symptoms

Preliminary results of studies conducted during the first year of life of children later diagnosed with autism indicate that these children show some behavioral abnormalities which may serve as early markers. They include poor eye contact, impairments in visual tracking to an object, atypical responsiveness to name, less social smiling and delayed expressive and receptive language. Please note that these are early markers and not diagnostic criteria.

To learn more about early signs and symptoms that parents should look for if they are concerned about their child, please click here.