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A 31-year-old member asked:

Suspected autism iin grandson from border walking. do i or his mother make an appointment?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
Mother must be there: Autism, per se, is not typically associated with delays in walking. But, delays of any sort merit attention. Perhaps you could start by offering to go with mother and child for a visit to the pediatrician to discuss developmental milestones and other concerns you have. But the mother is the guardian & will have to be responsible for the child if there are problems, hopefully with your support.
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 38 years experience
His mother should.: If there are concerns regarding any developmental issue, the first stop is at his pediatrician's for a full exam and history (including development). If the pediatrician agrees, the next step is with either a pediatric neurologist or developmental-behavioral specialist for further evaluation and management.
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