Feb. 11, 2021

Ep. 7: Early Signs of Autism in Children - Learn the Signs. Act Early.

Ep. 7: Early Signs of Autism in Children - Learn the Signs. Act Early.

In today’s episode, Karen and John Krejcha from Autism Empowerment talk about common early signs of autism in children from a parent perspective, professional perspective, and self-advocate perspective. We discuss resources available for free in the CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early Program and the next steps to take if you are concerned about your child’s development.


In today’s episode, Karen and John Krejcha from Autism Empowerment talk about common early signs of autism in children from a parent perspective, professional perspective, and self-advocate perspective. We discuss resources available for free in the CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early Program and the next steps to take if you are concerned about your child’s development.

 

Topics Discussed in this episode with approximate times:

  • Why are we going over this today? (2:24)
  • Dear Spectrum Life - Developmental Milestones (3:13)
    • Dear Spectrum Life, I recently gave birth to my first son. My husband, who's on the spectrum, has a six-year-old daughter from his first marriage who is also autistic. We wanted to know what kind of things we should look out for in terms of development with our son? 
  • What should a parent do if they’re concerned about their child’s development? (6:06)
  • Developmental Screenings (7:36)
  • CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. (10:28)
  • CDC Milestone Checker App (12:05)
  • Early Signs of Autism in Children (13:42)
  • Early Sensory Signs (16:13)
  • Speech Signs - Language and Communication (19:51)
  • Physical Signs - Fine and Gross Motor Skills (23:29)
  • Emotional Signs (24:27)
  • Changes in Routine (25:53)
  • Play: Lining up and organizing toys (27:46)
  • Passions and Special interests (29:21)
  • Autism in Girls (31:10)
  • Recap: CDC, Milestone Checklists, Developmental Screening and Second Evaluation (34:00)

 

 

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