Download a free printable autism symptoms checklist or aspergers checklist to know the signs of autism in toddlers as soon as possible. Early intervention that involves applied behavior analysis with an ABA therapist greatly increases the chances of recovery from symptoms.
A checklist is not intended to diagnose your child, but should be able to provide you with a good starting point for determining whether your child should have further evaluation.
The first checklist gives a list of the characteristics for autism as indicated by the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria(1). The second checklist is good for evaluating autism symptoms in toddlers.
You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open and print an autism symptoms checklist. You can get Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page, but you will need to temporarily disable any pop up blockers to open the new window).
If you want to open the file in your browser window, just click on the image. However, if you want to download the file to view later, then right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive.
Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open.
In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the "Print" option.
1. American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Pervasive Developmental Disorders In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (Fourth edition---text revision (DSM-IV-TR). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, 70-75.
2. Baron-Cohen, S. et. al. (1992) "Can autism be detected at 18 months? The needle, the haystack, and the CHAT," The British Journal of Psychiatry, 161, pp. 839-843.
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