What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

WARNING SIGNS OF AUTISM

     Home  >  Articles  > News & Tips: Special Needs
by NYMetroParents Staff

Related: symptons of autism, recognizing autism, autism diagnosis, red flags for autism,


The warning signs are as varied as the number of children affected by autism. There are no known biological markers or medical test to diagnose autism and the cause remains unknown. Here are three major criteria a child should exhibit for a diagnosis of autism.

There is no known biological marker or medical test to help diagnose autism. The cause: unknown.

Autism spectrum disorders are so pervasive that autism now ranks as a problem more common in the pediatric population than cancer, diabetes, or Down syndrome combined.

The signs can be dramatic, or to the untrained eyes, easy to miss. To have a diagnosis of autism, a child must exhibit three major criteria:

1. Difficulty with some kind of communication
2. Restricted and repetitive behaviors
3. Deficits in social reciprocity (disconnect)

Nearly every 20 minutes
a child is diagnosed with ASD.

For helpful videos that demonstrate early warning signs and red flags that parents can look out for, go to firstsigns.org. First Signs provides a thorough glossary of terms that in turn links to corresponding videos—so you can watch an at-risk child receiving a professional evaluation, for example; or click on the video link for the phrase “repetitive use of language” to see a child with ASD engage in conversation at 19 months and again when he is 4 years old.

All information on firstsigns.org is copyrighted by Florida State University and First Signs, Inc. Parents and professionals must register to use the website, which is free.
 


Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More News & Tips: Special Needs Articles

Managing Your Emotions After Your Child’s Special Needs Diagnosis

IDA-LI President Raises Awareness of Dyslexia on Long Island
Keep Moving Forward Creates Independence Through Physical Therapy
Help Your Child Tame Their Anxiety at the Dentist
Resale Boutique for American Girl Dolls Supports Women with Autism

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local News & Tips: Special Needs Sponsors

Stamford Ophthalmology
1351 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT
203-327-5808
...

Oh My Girls (OMG)
516-802-5800
Oh My Girls! is the first-ever healthy living cent...

Tender Age PT
1227-2 Montauk Hwy
Oakdale, NY
631-218-1545
...

Crespo Mental Health Counseling Service
40-12 31st Ave., Suite 1
Astoria, NY
718-766-7160
Raquel Crespo, MA, LMHC, earned her MA in Mental H...

St. Sebastian School
39-76 58th Street
Queens, 718-429-1982
St. Sebastian School is a Catholic School of Excel...
See Our News & Tips: Special Needs Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE