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Feature Quiz: Autism - Alt Text Version

 Question 1: What milestone is this 4-month-old showing?

  A baby lying on her stomach

Answer: While lying on her stomach, this baby has pushed up to her elbows.  Most babies are able to do this by the time they are 4 months old.   



Question 2: What milestone is this 6-month-old showing?

  A baby reaching for her toy

Answer: She’s reaching for her toy!  By the time most infants are 6 months old, they show curiosity about things and try to get things that are out of reach.  



Question 3: What milestone is this 9-month-old showing?


  A young boy standing with the help of his mother.  


Answer: This little guy is standing while holding his mom’s hands.   Most babies are able to stand holding on by the time they are 9 months old. 



Question 4: What milestone is this 1-year-old showing?


  A young girl clapping with her mom.

Answer: She’s clapping just like her mom!   By the time most babies are 1 year old, they are able to copy gestures.  



Question 5: What milestone is this 18-month-old showing?  

  A young boy handing an adult his toy.

Answer: She’s giving her toy to an adult.  Most toddlers like to hand things to others as play by the time they are 18 months old.



Question 6: What milestone is this 2-year-old showing?  


  A young boy washing his hands with a little help.  


Answer: He’s washing his hands almost by himself.  Notice how his caregiver is there, but he’s rubbing his hands together without her help?  He’s becoming more and more independent – something most children do by the time they turn 2.



Question 7: What milestone is this 3-year-old showing?    

  A little girl helping a woman with a pretend phone conversation.


Answer: This preschooler is helping the lady take a pretend phone call on her play phone.  By the time most children are 3 years old, they play make-believe with dolls, animals, and people.   




 If you think your child might have an autism spectrum disorder or you think there could be a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, or moves contact your child’s doctor and share your concerns. You know your child best. Don’t wait!

Research shows that early intervention services can greatly improve a child’s development. In order to make sure your child reaches his or her full potential, it is very important to get help for an autism spectrum disorder as soon as possible.

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