7 Early Signs Of Autism All Parents Need To Watch Out For!

About 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder, and autism is about 4.5 times more common among boys. Every parent wants their child to be safe and healthy. Looking out for signs of an autism spectrum disorder can help facilitate an early diagnosis so the child can receive the best possible care. Early therapeutic training can help a child with autism learn coping strategies when it comes to stress and social situations.

Here are seven early sings of autism all parents need to watch out for:

1. Not Responding To Interaction

Babies with autism may have a more difficult time interacting with people. If you notice your child isn’t responding to eye contact or words, it may be worth getting a doctor’s opinion. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, children with autism may have “a tendency to look at and listen to other people less often.”

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2. Not Responding To Name

Babies begin to respond to their name pretty early on. If your child doesn’t respond to their name by the time they’re one year old, it could be a possible sign of autism.

3. Reduced Interest In People

Babies generally look to adults to learn, gain approval and seek attention. They smile and make eye contact when their parents are around. Babies with autism often show a reduced interest in people. They may not wave, point, clap or make eye contact.

4. Delayed Babbling

Babies imitate the sounds they learn from their parents. If your child is almost one year old and not babbling, it could be a sign of autism. Children with autism spectrum disorder often have delayed speech and language skills.