What is Autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neuro-behavioral condition that affects a child’s development. The three common impairments associated with autism are communication, social interaction and repetitive, restricted behaviors, interests or activities. Symptoms of autism usually occur within the first few years of life and are more apparent when children are exposed to more difficult tasks.

Early Signs of Autism

Social Interaction

Lack of eye contact

Anxiety around strangers

No interest in being held

No concept of personal space

Lack of initiation or continuation of play with peers

No interest in group activities

Communication

Some children on the spectrum are non-verbal or non-vocal

Speech delays

Lack of purposeful language

Rote, or repetitive language

Restricted, Repetitive Patterns of Behavior or Interests

Repetitive motor or verbal behaviors

Pacing, rocking or flapping their hands

Repetitive finger movements

Restricted or repetitive type of play

Prefer to do a limited number of activities or interests

Think Your Child Has Autism?

If you notice any of these symptoms and signs from your child, contact your pediatricians for information on autism diagnosis services.

Please call us to schedule a diagnosis evaluation 248-305-6172

Autism Spectrum Disorders