Nina - posted on 07/20/2013 ( 210 moms have responded )
Our World turned upside down when we noticed our 21 month old having many red flags of autism. We never thought about it until the daycare he goes to, pointed out that he is different than other toddlers of his age. He does not wave bye bye, does not point at objects and does not clap (used to clap and wave bye bye when he was 18 months), loves to do same things over and over again, loves stacking blocks and usually will stack same color blocks together, is not saying more than 1-2 words like babbling, screams a lot and likes to pinch/scratch others. He gets very excited on going outdoors and specially in crowded areas. We have an ECI assessment scheduled for next week but we are struggling as this is our first child and do not what to do. Looking for tips and guidance from other moms out there who have been through this. Anything else we can do before his assessment? feel so helpless..