what age can I have my son referred for assessment?

At what age can I have my son referred to be assessed? 

He is only 16 months but is showing a lot of signs. My friend has also noticed a lot of signs in my son. She does have experience as her own son is 19 with autism. it is his head banging I am struggling with as I cant prevent it even if I try to place things under him he moves to bang his head. 

  • Hi Gem938,

    You may like to read our general information about diagnosis of autism in children :http://www.autism.org.uk/about/diagnosis/children.aspx 

    It refers to possible diagnosis from the age of about 2 and gives you information about how to begin any kind of assessment.

    If you want further information you may like to contact our Autism Helpline team. They can provide you with information and advice. You can call them on 0808 800 4104 (Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday 9am to 3pm).Please note that the Helpline is experiencing a high volume of calls and it may take a couple of attempts before you get through to speak to an advisor.

    Kind regards,

    Heather - Mod