my son is nearly 5 and he has very odd ways, he has to have the door shut all the time, needs cover on beds straight before he leaves the room, shut drawers if they are open, also he doesnt like crowds, doesnt like big groups of people, any info would be much appreciated.
hi i also think my 2yr old son has it so i have done a LOT of reading up on it. does he role play? make eye contact, smile when u smile at him? is he ok with people touching him? does he cover ears when its 2 loud 4 him? does he line toys up like spinning wheels on cars ect? hand flap? teeth grind walk on tip toes a lot? kirsty portsmouth.
My son was diagnosed just after he was 2, but prior to that he had physiotherapy as he had what they called Global development delay, at a CDC. He was always way behind in his targets - walking, rolling, sitting up, holding spoon, therefore the health visitor had kept an eye on him. She was the one who initially referred to physio, then the physio referred him to the in house CDC paediatrician. I guess you could say he was in the system all the way really so spotting autism was no big shakes. I suspected by the time he was one, really. If you suspecta problem such as this, ask a health visitor (most GP's have one attached to the surgery) or a GP to refer you to a CDC (Child development Centre) to see a paediatrician. You have nothing to lose and no-one else will do this for you. it's one of those 'bull by the horns' situations. Good Luck and don't be scared.
hi there , my 3 years old son was like that when he was a baby , we have concerns that he as austism but he does have a speech deley and he been seeing speech tharapist , we havent been diagnosis yet with austism we are still waiting for the appointment