This content used to be in my sidebar. I moved it to archives because it's dated at this point, and also because, well, it's a little silly. I mean, neurotypicals don't have a monopoly on pointing. However, I've chosen to archive it, rather than delete it all together, because it is an indication of my rather primitive and obsessive thinking at the time I put the list together, i.e. is he or isn't he??? Mind you, I'm still confused, but I'm passed obsessing over is he or isn't he.
Brad was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at 24 months.
1) He smiles.
2) He makes eye contact.
3) He points.
4) He imitates.
5) He follows commands.
6) He initiates play.
7) He likes peek-a-boo.
"Autistic Traits" :
1) He lines up his blocks and his cars; also drawn to stacking things.
2) He has a speech delay; at 24 months, about a dozen words; at 25 months, labeling many things in his environment and putting two words together; at 30 months, labeling almost all things in environment and speaking in 3-5 word sentences.
3) He apparently doesn't use gaze to regulate social interactions to the satisfaction of those who have evaluated him. (Me, bitter? Nahhhh.)
4) Under-reactive to sensory data; often needs tactile stimulation to get his attention; seeks vestibular stimulation, e.g. squats and bounces on his ball.