How Early can Autism be Identified?

Updated: May 4


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

"..... By age 2 , a diagnosis by an experienced professional can be considered very reliable"

What you can do immediately.......

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The CDC's Learn the Signs. Act Early.Program provides many tools to assist in the early identification of AUTISM for :

  • Families

  • Preschool Teachers working with children age 5 and below

  • Health Care Providers

-Your child should achieve certain age-appropriate targets/goals/milestones as provided by the CDC's birth to age 5 guide.


At each age group, your child should meet these goals in 5 ways; the way he:

1. plays

2. learns

3. speaks

4. acts

5. moves


-CDC provides FREE APPS for IOS and Android devices for you to check whether your child is reaching his developmental milestones/targets.


IOS : Apple APP STORE Android: GOOGLE PLAY



If his development is not at the level it should be, you can:


QUICKLY SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE and not rely on the "wait and see approach"


- FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones-app.html


Numerous government and heath bodies, activists and other are treating

early identification and intervention for autism as URGENT


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"Parents as Therapists" : Enabling parents to become their child's therapist when there is no or not enough access to therapy available.


According to evidence based practice, your child needs a minimum of 20 hours of therapy a week.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Screening and Diagnosis Of Autism Spectrum Disorder For Healthcare Providers

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/hcp-screening.html#1 . Accessed Febuary 8, 2020


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