Autism is a developmental disability that affects the way people communicate, behave, or interact with others.

Signs of Autism

Smiles by 6 months

Imitates facial expressions or sounds by 9 months

Coos or babbles by 12 months

Gestures (points or waves) by 14 months

Speaks with single words by 16 months and uses phrases of two words or more by 24 months

Plays pretend or “make-believe” by 18 months