Autism usually manifests in the first year of life. Its onset is usually no later than 3 years. Listed below are some of the things to watch out for as a child grows. These developmental landmarks may be used as a guide to gauge a child's development. When there are any concerns about a child's development, or if there is a loss of any skills at any age, talk to a doctor as soon as possible.
The following are some of the early signs of autism that appear by 12 months of age:
For toddlers between18-24 months, the following is also a red flag for autism:
Loss of Words, Skills, or Social Connection.
This type of regression doesn’t happen with all children with autism. However, approximately 20% to 50% of parents of children with autism report that their child lost some of his or her skills during the second year, usually around 18 months of age.