What Are Common Early Symptoms of Autism?

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Does your child pay attention to you when you call his or her name? Do you know when your child is feeling joy? Do you know when you find your child is sad? Does your child show you things that they're interested in? Does your child turn and look at you when you're trying to show them something you're interested in? Does your child follow your gaze or your pointing when you see something? Like look over there Johnny, there's a bird or does Johnny just sit over there and with his shovel on his hand continue to surf the sand again, and again, and again.

So there're checklists of that sort that the parents can find autism speaks for example UCST, UC San Diego Autism Center of Excellence website.