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Need expert help here. What are some symptoms of autism in kids?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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In brief: Autism

"several symptoms can be seen by 18 months of age, such as poor eye contact, trouble with pretend play and imitation, delayed communication skills and problems with "joint attention.
" joint attention occurs when a child points or otherwise tries to get someone to look at the same thing he is observing. Children with autism often don't point or show joint attention. www.autismweb.com. More info is at the site.

In brief: Autism

"several symptoms can be seen by 18 months of age, such as poor eye contact, trouble with pretend play and imitation, delayed communication skills and problems with "joint attention.
" joint attention occurs when a child points or otherwise tries to get someone to look at the same thing he is observing. Children with autism often don't point or show joint attention. www.autismweb.com. More info is at the site.
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