Parental concerns that are Red Flags for Autism
If your child shows any of these warning signs, ask your pediatrician or family practitioner for an immediate evaluation:
No big smiles or other warm, joyful expressions by six months or thereafter.
No facial imitating such as sticking out tounge or playing simple games like
Peek-A-Boo, Pat-A-Cake or giving High Fives by nine months.
No babbling by 12 months.
No gesturing such as pointing, showing, reaching or waving by 12 months.
No words or occassional words by 16 months.
Failure or inconsistent response to child's name being called or child appears
Does not know how to play with toys.
Shows little or no interested in other children.
Does not make eye contact with parent or caregiver.
Any LOSS of speech or skills such as pointing or waving bye-bye.
Quad Cities Autism Center. New Hope Community Center, 2430 - 6th Avenue, Moline IL 61265.