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Temple Grandin, an autism activist, writer and professor's advice for parents is to start working with their child early. Interacting with them as well as "teaching them words." Temple Grandin also happens to be autistic.
There is no substitute for the parents when it comes to detecting early warning signs for autism. Parents are usually the first to notice developmental delays or quirks than a pediatrician would during a fifteen minute check-up.
While most toddlers acknowledge and participate in activities such a peek-a-boo and other games with smiles or other positive responses, infants with Autism Spectrum Disorders, however, often find these experiences distressing to say the least. Because of this, a common response is to isolate themselves from all aspects of the experience, including the loved ones playing with them.