While clear indications of autism are often evident to professionals by the age of two, some children may not get a definitive diagnosis until years later.
Knowing the warning signs that a child MAY have Autism Spectrum Disorder will help you determine if you should seek advice from your pediatrician, and/or a specialist. If you have any concerns at all, you should consult your child’s physician.
First Signs offers a very helpful, extensive video library that shows snippets of toddler/child behaviors that suggest the possibility of autism. In many circumstances, they offer very helpful visual representations of red flag behavior to look for, and show typical behavior to enable viewers to see the comparison in the different behaviors for a particular situation.
The library offers an overview, as well as clips on
Repetitive behaviors/restricted interests
The videos are free to view, provided you follow the organization’s privacy policies. All you need to do is register, create your own password, and log in to access the videos. Check it out at: http://www.firstsigns.org/asd_video_glossary/asdvg_about.htm