PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What are the social symptoms of autism?

ANSWER

Problems with social skills are some of the most common signs.

If your child is on the spectrum, they might show social symptoms like these by the time they're 8 to 10 months old:

  • He can’t respond to his name by his first birthday.
  • Playing, sharing, or talking with other people doesn’t interest him.
  • He prefers to be alone.
  • He avoids or rejects physical contact.
  • He avoids eye contact.
  • When he’s upset, he doesn’t like to be comforted.
  • He doesn’t understand emotions -- his own or others’.
  • He doesn't stretch out his arms to be picked up or take a hand to walk.

From: What Are the Symptoms of Autism? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).”

National Autism Association: “Signs of Autism.”

Mayo Clinic: “Autism spectrum disorder.”

Autism Speaks: “Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).”

National Autism Association: “Signs of Autism.”

Mayo Clinic: “Autism spectrum disorder.”

Autism Speaks: “Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 11, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

How do people with autism have trouble communicating?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.