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Early Signs of Autism

Air Date: 2/25/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Kristin Selby Gonzalez, President/Chairman of the Autism Hope Alliance
Kristin Selby GonzalezKristin Selby Gonzalez is the President and Chairman of the Autism Hope Alliance. She has given lectures worldwide, educating thousands throughout the years on different strategies to help children on the autism spectrum. In addition to her trainings and certifications, Kristin brings her own experience as a mother of a child on the spectrum.
Early Signs of Autism
The CDC reports that one in 68 children are being diagnosed with autism. It's important to know the signals of autism or any disorder on the autism spectrum.

Children develop at different rates, but you'll want to discuss these behaviors with your pediatrician:

  • Having low to no social skills
  • Appearing to be deaf
  • Avoiding eye contact
  • Wanting to be alone
  • Demonstrating obsessive behavior
  • Getting upset by minor changes
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Giving non-sequitur answers to questions
  • Avoiding or resisting physical contact
  • Having extreme anxiety and phobias
  • Having meltdowns
  • Unusual eating and sleeping habits
  • Impulsivity
  • Causing self injury

Listen in as Kristin Gonzalez, President of the Autism Hope Alliance, shares what signals may indicate your loved one is on the autism spectrum.