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5 Early Signs Of Autism All Parents Should Know

Early diagnosis and intervention are extremely important for best outcomes in treating children with autism. All new parents need to be aware of what early signs of autism are and how they present themselves. Early treatment is critical for improving a child’s odds of developing important cognitive skills and functioning at a high level later in life.

“It’s clear that the earlier you start, the better the long-term outcomes are,” Dr. Paul Wang, head of medical research for the autism science and advocacy organization Autism Speaks, told The Huffington Post. “You really want to get these kids an intervention as soon as possible.”

“Parents can start picking up on differences as early as six months,” Wang said. “Not every child is going to have differences that parents or anyone can pick up, but some will and it can start that early.”

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