Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, impaired verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child's life. These signs often develop gradually, though some children with autism reach their developmental milestones at a normal pace and then regress. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent in early childhood, typically before age three .
Every Child is unique the most important sign is if the child is not develop typically his milestone and the parents start to see problems, you must contact your doctor and to let them know.
Doctors diagnose ASD by looking at a child's behavior and development. Young Children with ASD can usually be reliably diagnosed by age 2.
Treating ASD early and getting the proper care can reduce a person's difficulties and increase his or her ability to maximize strengths and learn new skills. While there is no single best treatment for ASD, working closely with the doctor is an important part of finding the right treatment program.
National Institute of Mental Healthwebsite at www.nimh.nih.gov
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