Quoting Mommy of 2 + 1 angel:" I've thought in the past that my daughter may be autistic but every doctor or therapist doesn't agree ... [snip!] ... odd behaviors or "red flags" you noticed? How old was your child when you suspected it? Thank you if you read all of that!"
My oldest is autistic. However its a bit complicated because she could have P10 and it would also explain for the autistic tendencies. The developement doc says that autism is a spectrum and a lot of children/adults are on it at different degrees. My daughter as of a year ago was on for moderate delay in every day life. She has a high pain tollerance (big red flag usually), speech delay (its a red flag but for many other problems as well), she likes to stack and line up items, but its more by color, shape, size, and now catagory. She doesn't have a problem playing with others, but she doesn't always interact with them. She used to be stuck in her own little world but has grown out of that. She says hi to family members and doesn't mind giving hugs usually. She used to bang her head on things when she was younger, but doesn't anymore. The doc are surpised by how much progress she has made which makes them think it is more P10 (autistic tendies that she will grow out of). I hope that the information helps.