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I think my nephew may be autistic

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Old 08-26-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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I think my nephew may be autistic

My nephew recently turned 3 years old and I think he may be on the autism spectrum but want to get some input from others before saying anything to his parents. They think he is fine so I have to tread very lightly.

Some red flags:
Spins wheels, fascinated by tires
Usually does not respond to his name -- has never responded to me but others believe he sometimes does
Often spins around in circles
Fascinated with watching the same movies over and over
Often echos what people say in a sing-song voice
Very limited language that his parents attribute to their bilingual household. No language at all that I could tell until 18 months

However, he:
Is generally very easy-going and happy
He can point to things like a butterfly or the moon and say what they are on his own
He does like books
He does seem to like attention from his cousins

Any advice is appreciated. I hope I'm just being paranoid but my gut feel is that he needs to be assessed.

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