Hi I have a beautiful 13.5month old son. Recently I have started getting serious anxiety around him potentially being autistic. Please let me start by saying I will and do love him no matter what. He is my first child so I really have nothing to compare him to The reasons I think he could be are He flaps his arms He has starting spinning in circles a few times a day He squeals and screams often He is always constantly going He seems to enjoy playing on his own He doesn't wave yet He hasn't really got any words apart from Ta and Dada. He was saying muma but that has stopped He isn't really into music, flaps his arms a little to it He has started running away Reasons I think he probably isn't He responds to his name He makes alright eye contact He plays with toys typically He is affectionate He points and claps He shows things He has hit all milestones He loves peekaboo He is happy, smiles and cheeky. Tbh I think I know that this is my anxiety creeping in and all these things are probably normal for a 1 year old. I'm having a bit of a hard time being a mum and think the thought of having a high needs kid is creating some internal stress. If he does happen to be autistic, that's OK, it's the not knowing, over analysing ect. I'm not able to enjoy him how he is at the moment. Hoping someone can give their experience, maybe point me in a direction of where I can get help for myself.
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