Tara - posted on 11/11/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am very confused and looking for advice and opinions from moms out there!
Our daughter is only 18 months old, but has had health problems since an infant. She had seizures at 4 months old, favoured one side and arched her back. Originally I thought Cerebral Palsy....but MRI's and other testing so far have left us with no diagnosis.
My question is this:
Can Autism cause physical delays?? We are in process of going through the steps of diagnosing Autism, even thought she is young. She definately shows alot of signs, and these signs are very clear. However, she is 18 months and still cannot sit on her own. She rolld, but has yet to crawl or walk. She is low tone, which I been told is not uncommon in Autism. But I have never heard of a child being this globally delayed due to Autism. There is nothing else they are suspecting right now...it is very frustrating. I realize she could have more than 1 diagnosis, but no one is looking ito anything else. Could it be possible, for some reason, she just is choosing not to sit up?? Myself and her therapists think she is capable, but she arches and stiffens her babk to fall back sometimes.
Opinions appreciated! Thank you