I am very concerned of my 21 month old son. He doesnt tallk, he rarely says-mama, dada, baba, no, ball, and truck but that comes out "fa". he wont say anything else, sometimes if we work really hard we can get a "ank oo" (thank you). He doesnt really have any interest in others, but sometimes he will watch people from a distance. He stares a lot, especially out the window in the car. he will play with his 4 year old brother sometimes, especially if they are chasing each other in circles. There are so many things that worry me, but then while do research there are things that he does that are opposite of autism signs. I have been trying to call a place to get him tested all last week and left messages andthey havent called, and his dr is a health dpt. dr that is overloaded and busy and rushes his patients out so i have been working on finding a new one. If i could get some opinions or advice of others i would really appreciate it, I am worried and dont know if i should try harder to get him tested or if i am just overreacting. Thank you for your time!!!View Thread
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