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    Infant and Newborn Care

    Infant and Newborn Care

    My wife has an autistic sibling.

    How can I find out my son is whether a normal or autistic child in the first 3 months of his birth, if we no earlier we can take steps to help my son early. ... more

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    DR Rajath Athreya Dec 9 2017

    Dear Anish,
    Good Morning! It is natural as a new parent you are concerned about your little one. The likelihood of autism running in the family is not very high. Enjoy your 3 month old boy! Take him for regular vaccines and periodic checks with your pediatrician. When kids are around 16-18 months, we can use a screening questionnaire called M-CHAT. It is available online. If that throws up any concerns we then do a full evaluation with an aim to start early intervention. Hope this helps.

    DR Rajath Athreya Dec 9 2017

    @DR Rajath Athreya Thank you Doctor. This is helpful. We do a regular pediatric checks. Will make use of M-CHAT. Probably will have to check with the hospital, if they are aware of m-chat.