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The Infant/Toddler Clinic is the result of over a decade of research aimed at improving intervention for very young children with autism and increasing our understanding of development in infants who are at higher risk due to having an older sibling with autism. We are proud to be able to offer these new services to families with questions or concerns about their infants and toddlers through the clinic. Our team of experienced clinicians understands how to identify autism risk in very young children and can give individualized information about the kinds of intervention that improve developmental outcomes. We welcome families who want to discuss questions when they have a new baby, who have concerns about behaviors they are seeing, or who are seeking feedback about their young child’s development. Although the exact age that a definitive diagnosis of ASD is possible differs for every child, our clinicians can begin the process of monitoring the development of infants considered “at risk” for autism or those with possible early markers as early as 6 months of age.
Here is a link for a 9-minute video tutorial on behavioral signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in toddlers. It includes video clips of specific behaviors indicative of either ASD or typical child development. If you have concerns about your infant/toddler after viewing this tutorial, we encourage you to contact your child’s Primary Care Provider to discuss a referral for our infant-toddler clinic.
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