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Old 08-15-2010, 07:59 AM   #4
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Re: is this sign of autism

If your child is not responding to his name after 12 months, he is either deaf, has attachment disorder, or is on the autism spectrum. This is one of the most early and accurate signs. When it gets ignored, kids get diagnosed much later. I would take him to a developmental ped, not your regular ped. You can TRY your regular ped, but over half the time, they are not going to be as concerned and will try to put you off on worrying about it until like the 18 month check up. And when you finally start trying to get services, there are going to be waiting lists.