A wait-and-see approach delays diagnosis and early intervention that a child with ASD needs. The social norms that guide our communication don’t play the same role in the interactions of someone with ASD.
In the social-media post, Roberts talked about how his "daughter loves school and can name all her friends and teachers in a photo but if she sees them in a park or a shop she blanks them as if she has never met them before."
Many children with ASD don’t like to be touched or hugged without prior intimation. Children with ASD have a strong desire to make friends, however, they find it difficult due so due to their lack of social skills.