Tandi - posted on 04/13/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
I know they say Autism can't be diagnosed until the age of two, but I am wondering if maybe you can tell earlier than this. My daughter is 7 months old, and since she was about 6 months old (after her 6 month needles) she has shown a couple of the symptoms. She is fascinated by zippers! she will find a zipper on your sweater or where ever and play with it for like an hour if I ler her, and I know that this kind of attention to one item is not mormal for a 7 month old baby. She also is sensitive to sounds. The sound of masking tape coming off of a roll makes her inconcolably upset. Also she is ok to play byherself for hours! It;s not like I just leave her alone and do my own thing, I try to join her but it just makes her fussy, not always though, but often.
I myself am ever so slightly Autistic, and when I was a baby my mom said I showed simial behaviors, but she doesnt know when they started because she didnt know to watch for them. I have heard that there are some studies that show Autism can be inherited...
also she has food sensitivities and i am not sure if she does flapping here is a vid of what i think might be flapping, pay close attention to 18 and 28 seconds this is the behaviour she does most often and for long periods of time: copy paste this in youtube's search bar.
So i was just wanting to know, can it be Austim??