ASD begins before the age of 3 years and can last throughout a persons life, although symptoms may improve over time. Some children show ASD symptoms within the first 12 months of life. In others, symptoms may not show up until 24 months or later.
Can you suddenly develop autism?
The consensus is no, autism cannot develop in adolescence or adulthood. It is, however, common for autism to be missed among girls and people with high-functioning autism when they are young. Because they arent accurately diagnosed, it might lead to some people believing they developed autism as they matured.
Can you develop autism with age?
Older children, teens, and adults do not develop autism. In fact, to qualify for an autism spectrum diagnosis, you must have symptoms that appear during early childhood (i.e., before age 3).
When should you worry if your child is not talking?
If your child is over two years old, you should have your pediatrician evaluate them and refer them for speech therapy and a hearing exam if they can only imitate speech or actions but dont produce words or phrases by themselves, they say only certain words and only those words repeatedly, they cannot follow simple