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How can i know if my child is autistic?

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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Autism: Early on may be difficulty so you have to see how your baby develops overtime specially his interactions with you and his surroundings.
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Dr. Gregory Liptak
Specializes in Pediatrics
Check CDC website.: Check http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/autism/signs.Html for "red flags" and other important information on identifying early signs of autism.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Pediatrician: There are numerous signs, but the best answer is to discuss this concern with your child's pediatrician.Be careful because some specific indicators may be normal variations. These must be taken in context with the overall picture, such as delyed expressive language development.
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Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Evaluation: Please talk with your pediatrician and discuss it with him/her and whether or not an evaluation is indicated.
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Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Evaluation : Take your child to his or her pediatrician for a thorough evaluation. Your child's pediatrician can then refer you if appropriate to someone more qualified if necessary. Autism is a complex, complicated diagnosis to determine. Good luck.
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 39 years experience
See neurologist: to have your child evaluated if you are concerned they may be autistic.
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