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When should I call my doctor if I suspect my child might have autism?

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  • Your infant or child resists cuddling and doesn't respond to his or her environment or to other people.
  • By about the age of 1 year, your child is not pointing to objects, bringing items to you, or engaging in simple interactions such as "peek-a-boo."
  • By the age of 16 months your child is not using any words or attempting to communicate.
  • Your child bangs his or her head or demonstrates self-injurious behavior or aggression on a regular basis.
  • Your child demonstrates unusually repetitive behavior, such as repeatedly opening and closing doors or turning a toy car upside down and repeatedly spinning its wheels.

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