Has anyone seen or experience to share please.
Very young baby wrist twirling, flapping hands, patting legs, flapping toys, clock watching, repetitive threat noises, examining toys closely intensely, doesnt point or gesticulate, dislikes physical cuddles but comes to you wantingpick up when upset, pushes face into your face as if for kiss but just face pushing.
Very good eye contact, babbling, turns to name 75% of time, follows a pointed finger. Can anticipate next move in fans like round and round the garden played on palm of hand.
Generally very delayed development for known reasons. Removed at birth. Now just over a year old.
Other than autism any other suggestions? Would severe learning disability have similar stimming? Do neurotypical kids stim?
Can ASD be diagnosed this age? What early intervention can be started if ASD likely and where to find help? Would you assume severe ASD with symptoms so young?
All and any thoughts, advice , experience or words of wisdom most welcome!!
Thanks so much