Should I tell my sister that I think her son has autism?
My nephew is 6 years old and has atypical behavior. He doesn't look people in the eyes.
When you hug him, he doesn't hug back. He just stands there very stiff. He doesn't understand pretend play. Everything is literal to him.
He doesn't have any friends, because he has trouble relating to other children. Transitioning from one activity to the next is a struggle for him. He is clumsy too.
Right now his sister plays with him, but I worry about when he becomes a teenager. Kids can be so mean at that age. I have told her my concerns before, but my sister can be very passive about stuff. I know it is hard to hear that your child has a developmental disorder because my 3 year old has SPD.
Should I bring it up again or just drop it?