No Response to Name (Throws Toy Rabbit)
Many children on the autism spectrum do not respond when a parent calls their name. Lauren, the evaluator, tries to get Evan's attention by calling his name repeatedly without success. Instead, Evan becomes distracted by throwing a toy bunny to the ground multiple times, an example of the inappropriate, seemingly purposeless play seen in some children with autism. He does not respond to his name and rarely makes eye contact with the examiner or his mother.