Hi everyone, I have been looking after my sisters son while she has been unwell so we have been spending a lot more time together than usual. She used to tell me about his funny quirks like if he misses a step on the stairs they need to go and do it all again and I thought she was crazy and maybe even spoiling him. She puts it down to the terrible twos. Now that I am looking after him without her doing everything as she normally does I think he could be on the autism spectrum. I only thought about it today and haven't stopped researching and I can't get it off my mind. In addition to having severe tantrums if things don't go by the routine he is almost three and hardly speaking. He has some words, probably around 50. He has an incredible memory and can understand absolutely everything. I think he has some problems reading emotions, like my daughter went to hug him when he came jn and he pushed he away angry, when we were reading a book with faces of different emitions he got some mixed up. He is very sociable and adorable little boy, no problem looking in the eyes and says hello to people in the park. So when I look at him at these moments I think I'm crazy, and I think this is why it would be so hard for my sister to even play with the idea. He was already kicked out once from a club and I worry that if he goes undiagnosed life would be too rough on him. I don't want him to get labelled, but if he was autism he could benefit from some help. I really feel atm I couldn't tell my sister about it because she doesn't know anything about autism so she would just complety deny it. I think since I am still here till Sunday I could try putting on a document about autism in children and say I want to watch it. Do you guys have any suggestions for documents? I think if that fails I could speak to my mum and see what she thinks. I think she might already worry there's a problem, but she hasn't said anything. I don't want her to repeat what I've said and then we would be speaking about him behind her back, I think it would make her very angry. What other ideas do you have about how I could approach the situation? Also should I mention anything, or wait and see how things playout? She says a lot of these are pretty new symptoms, should I see how things progress with time? He will start school in on year.