Autism Symptoms Video


This autism video is part of a series of autism videos from a half-hour special on autism. This segment is very informative and gives the signs, symptoms, and characteristics of autism at an early age. Autism can be diagnosed in children as young as 12 months old. This is extremely important because the studies have shown that the earlier treatment and therapy can begin, the better chance of success for that child later in life. When autism is suspected in a young child, common things to look for include:
  • No smiling or cooing by 6 months
  • No back and forth interaction by 9 months
  • Lacking eye contact
  • Delayed speech
  • No response to own name by 12 months
  • No two-word phrases by 24 months
  • Lack of social interaction by 24 months
  • More symptoms in video below….

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Did You Know?

  • * In 1970, Autism affected 1 out of 10,000 children
  • * Autism now affects 1 out of 110 children
  • * Autism affects 1 in 70 boys
  • * 1.7 million Americans have some form of autism
  • * 4 out of 5 autistic children are boys
  • * Autism has an annual cost of $90 billion worldwide
  • * The estimated healthcare costs of someone with autism over their lifetime is $3.2 million

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