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Is my 18 month old daughter autistic?
My daughter is almost 18 mo old and we have wondered for a long time whether or not she might be autistic. The main signs that we see every day are: screaming constantly instead of talking or trying to say words, throwing herself on the floor and banging her head against the floor, wall or door (whatever shes near) when things dont go her way, she only says about 4 words (mama, "ni-ni" for night night, baby and daddy, although, we dont think she really knows what daddy means), she didnt start walking until she was about 14-15mo old, she is never happy, shes extremely clingy, hits and scratches out of frustration and so on. The doctor said that she does have some symptoms but also that she does things that some/most autistic kids dont do. I dont know what to think but Im very worried. My oldest has ADHD and my son has MANY health issues, this is the last thing that I need right now. Does anyone have any advice or anything for me? Thanks!