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ASDs begin during early childhood and last throughout a person's life. 4-12 months Enjoy toys for their sensory value, mouthing, feeling, and hearing them 12 months Use toys as they were intended feed dolls 16 months Give objects identities other than intended (use blocks as cars or food) 30 months Imaginative play make believe/role play Social Interaction At age... 4 months Show interest in faces, smile back, initiate smiles 6 months Relate to parents with joy, smile often when playing 9 months Orient to name, play give-and-take 12 months Use gestures to get needs met, repeat actions, show objects 15 months Check parent's facial expression, draw attention to objects of interest, begin to show empathy 18 months Pretend play, attract parental attention by looks or gestures 24 months Enjoy playing next to children, offer toys 36 months Imagine self as a character, talk for objects, play show and tell, talk about feelings Joint Attention At age... 2 months Exchange smiles 8 months Follow a caregiver with his eyes 9 months Follow a point 10 months Show objects 12 months Point to obtain an object 14 months Point to indicate to another an object of interest 14 months Look to others to gather social information Investigate Further and Consider Autism if: At age... 9 months Did not babble 12 months Did not point or gesture 16 months Did not use single words 24 months Did not use 2-word phrases Any age Had a loss of language or social skills What should you do if you think a child or an adult has an ASD?
A child or an adult with ASD might: Not play "pretend games" (like feeding a doll) Not look at objects when another person points at them Have trouble relating to others or not have an interest in other people at all Avoid eye contact and want to be alone Have trouble understanding other people's feelings or talking about their own feelings Prefer not to be held or cuddled or may cuddle only when they want to Appear to be unaware when other people talk to them but respond to other sounds Be very interested in people, but not know how to talk, play or relate to them Repeat or echo words or phrases said to them, or repeat words or phrases in place of normal language Have trouble expressing their needs using typical word or motions Repeat actions over and over again Have trouble adapting when a routine changes Have unusual reactions to the way things smell, taste, look, feel or sound Lose skills they once had (for instance, stop saying words they were once using) What Are the Earliest Most Reliable Signs of ASD? If you or your doctor think there could be a problem, ask for a referral to see a developmental pediatrician or other specialist, and you can contact your local early intervention agency (for children under 3) or public school (for children 3 and older).
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