Early Signs of Autism (12 to 24 Months) - child may demonstrate only a few of these symptoms
Unfortunately many pediatricians and other physicians are not experienced in diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Many physicians fear making the diagnosis because they were trained to believe that ASD is incurable. Don't accept your doctor's advice if he/she proposes a "wait and see" approach or promises that your child will "catch up". If your child has normal development and then regresses you should seek help immediately. A developing child's brain is pliable and there is a window of opportunity for recovery at a young age that diminishes as the child gets older.
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