Autism often isn't discovered until age 5. Children diagnosed at this age miss opportunities to get therapy during the time their brains are growing and most easily shaped.
early warning signs of autism
Michael developed physically at a typical rate. He reached all of his growth milestones as if the charts were modeled after him. It was the social and emotional issues that started to beg for attention. He could never look at us in the eyes despite our attempts to force him.