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    Default Autism??

    I just saw on the news tonight about it being world autism day and worried if my toddler may have it?
    One mum was being interviewed and said the first thing they noticed was their toddler lining their toys up.

    My toddler has been lining toys and other things up for a while.
    He also has trouble with things being out of place. Eg if i dont put the butter back in the same place and shelf he gets all panicy and will have a tantrum if we dont move it to the right place.
    He also doesnt go too well out of routine.

    Ive been reading up on autism and it mentions trouble with social interactions and communication. My son can be really shy with some people but talks and communicates with some people he knows. Although it can take him a looong time. His lottle friend next door for example was about 4 months kf playing with him regularly before he loosened up. Other times he will approach strangers and talk to them We just always said oh he is just shy. But i am just wondering if this is possibly another sign of autism?

    i have never really thought much about these things as individually we put them down to shyness, terrible 2s and personality but could they all be linked?
    Has anyone had a toddler with anything similar and if so was it autism?
    Im hoping not. .thankyou to anyone that might be able to help.

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    If your little one is 2 and this behaviour is not bothering you I wouldn't worry about it. Lots of kids love routines and are learning were things go.
    My Mr 2 is autistic and it was noticeably hard to cope with but he is more than shy. He loses the plot if people talk to him that he doesn't know well. Even then it is on his terms. Plus lots of other issues. I'm happy to share of you want more information.

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    I would just keep it in the back of your mind as a possibility, but continue to observe his behaviour to see if any other traits start to stand out.

    At 2 it was not obvious that our DS was on the spectrum, but after he turned 3 it became a concern. The red flags for us were a language delay, echolalia, inability to sit still, difficulty engaging him in activities not of his choice and being an extremely fussy eater.

    My DS is 4 now. Being formally diagnosed last November, we have been able to access generous funding for early intervention through the NDIS.

    Facing the reality of seeking a diagnosis for your child is confronting and quite heartbreaking, but once you know what you are dealing with you can help your child reach their potential.

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    Thankyou for the replies. Im a little calmer about it all now. I think we will wait and see how he goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyBovine View Post
    It is true that children with autism can do the things you listed, but children without autism can as well. At that age, my kids used to do a lot of the behaviours you described eg lining things up and didn't cope well I did something differently / got out of a routine. All four of mine were very shy at that age. None of my children are autistic.

    If you are concerned though, I think you should get it checked out. I am a big believer in mum instinct.
    I agree with this completely. What you have mentioned can be "normal". If you're concerned I would see your GP for some more advice otherwise I'd just wait and watch.


 

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