Autism Screening
Child Development



The pages below share important information on autism screening and child development. Learn the important milestones your child should gain, like how she plays, learns, speaks and acts. A delay in any of these areas could mean a developmental problem, even autism.

Red Flags

Offers a number of symptoms or early signs of autism reported by parents which should be considered as need for further evaluation by pediatricians.

Developmental Screening

Do you suspect your child may be developmentally delayed? There are developmental checklists which parents can use as a guideline to determine if their child has met certain developmental milestones.

Child Development

This page shares important information on child development, including a list of developmental milestones for babies to age seven provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Speech And Language Milestones

Children vary in their development of speech and language. There is a natural progression or "timetable" for mastering language skills. View a checklist that you can follow to determine if your child's speech and language skills are developing on schedule.

Developmental Screening Resources

Shares resources and parent information on developmenal screening resources and other related topics provided by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.

Tips On Sharing Concerns With Physician

offers tips on sharing concerns about your child's development or behavior with physicians, early intervention, and school, including written scripts and other practical resources.



Autism Screening Resources

For free information on developmental milestones, tools to track your child's developments, and resources about developmental problems and developmental screening, visit www.cdc.gov/actearly.

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