Most children with autism show some symptoms of delayed development by the age of 18 months. If you think your child has signs and symptoms of autism, consult your doctor. Some behaviours which are abnormal and for which you should seek medical help include the following.
If you think your child’s development is delayed and even one of these statements is true consult your doctor rather than “wait and watch." Most children are diagnosed with autism at about 4 to 6 years age. Your child may not have autism but any kind of development delay or abnormal development should be addressed. Note that early diagnosis of autism preferably before age 3 (or for that matter any development problem) can improve the prognosis.
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