The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), in their clinical report "Identification and Evaluation of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders," recommends that all toddlers be screened for autism when they are 18 and 24 months old. While our Autism Screening Quiz might prompt you to look for some of the red flags that might suggest that a child could have autism, it is certainly no replacement for more formal autism screening with an autism checklist, like the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT).
- Autism - Autism can cause children to have problems communicating, interacting socially with others and they may have certain repetitive behaviors. Learn about how to diagnosis and treat children with autism and where to go for more help.
- Autism Checklists for Toddlers - Review some of the autism checklists, like the M-CHAT, that are routinely used to screen children for autism.
- Early Signs of Autism - Learn more about the early signs of autism and what you should do when you have concerns about your child's development.
- About Autism - Learn about the Autism Spectrum, including Autism, PDD, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Asperger's and Rett Syndrome, is one of the most challenging health issues facing our children today.
- Autism Overview
A fact sheet for parents and families that describes data related to autism spectrum disorders and NICHD-supported research on the topic.
- Autism Society of America
The leading source of information and referral on autism
- Autism Information Center
Learn about autism spectrum disorders from The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.