Mom's Early Warning Signs for Lucas

Video Summary

A mother of two boys with ASD talks about how no single skill like good eye contact or a seemingly engaged smile can rule out the presence of autism. She describes how her two affected sons were in some ways "totally different," but in others ways marked by similar symptoms, such as their inability to play with toys and a disinterest in other, unfamiliar children. She describes the notable progress made by her son since he began early intervention services.

"He had perfect eye contact and he was smiling, so it was tricky."
— Mom of Lucas and Seamus


    • Autism-General Information
    • Early Signs
    • Early Intervention (EI)
    • General Behaviors
    • prefers to be alone
    • Milestones
    • talking
    • Nonverbal Behaviors Used in Social Interaction
    • eye contact
    • facial expressions
    • Play
    • lack of interest in toys
    • inappropriate play with toys
    • Restricted
    • unusual sensory interests
    • seeks sensory stimulation
    • Verbal Communicative Skills
    • lack of expressive language

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