Basic warning signs for children

If your child has any of these signs or symptoms, speak with your pediatrician about your concerns to rule out any other medical condition that your child might have that would lead to similar symptoms. If your pediatrician feels your child may be affected with ASD, he or she will likely refer you to a Developmental Pediatrician who would be skilled in diagnosis. There is no medical test to diagnose ASD. A team of skilled professionals will observe and evaluate your child's communication, social, and behavior skills. Parent and caregiver information is vital in this process.

For more information and to access age-specific developmental checklists please visit the Center for Disease Control's Act Early. Know the Signs website at  http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html

Signs and Symptoms