Children may begin to show signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as early as infancy. Other children may not develop symptoms until they are toddlers. Symptoms usually are noticed by age 2.
Each child may have a unique pattern of behavior and level of symptom severity. The autism specialists with Norton Children’s Autism Center, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, have the expertise to care for children with ASD and their families.
By 6 months old, babies with ASD may:
By 9 months old, babies with ASD may:
By 12 months old, children with ASD may:
By 16 months old, children with ASD may:
By 24 months, children with ASD may:
Children with ASD may experience regression, meaning they lose skills or fall behind on milestones they completed, including speech, babbling or social skills. Children with ASD may show combinations of symptoms at varying levels of severity.
Social Interaction and Communication
Children with autism may show repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities. These may include: