Autism Awareness!

Get informed about Autism today.

Autism is...

A disorder in which a young child cannot develop normal social relationships, behaviors in compulsive and ritualistic ways, and frequently has poor communication skills.

The signs of Autism

No big smiles, warm, joyful expressions by 6 months or thereafter.

No babbling by 12 months.

No gesturing (pointing and waving) by 12 months.

No words by 6 months.

No two-worded phrases by 24 months.

Diagnostic Tests

There are developmental pediatricians, child neurologists and child psychologists or psychiatrists that can take a look at your child if needed. Your child's doctor will look for signs of developmental delays at regular checkups. If your child shows some signs of autism, you may be referred to a specialist who treats children with autism. This specialist, working with a team of professionals, can perform a formal evaluation.

Some treatments for Autism....