Neurological and Seizures
Get a non-sedated 24-hour EEG and an MRI
You will need to see a neurologist for an MRI or EEG, but unless your child has seizures or other neurological conditions, neurologists do not treat autism. A regular pediatric doctor CAN prescribe these tests (so you don’t need to visit the neuro too), but pediatricians rarely will prescribe the proper 24+ hour unmedicated EEG without a fight, so make sure the doctor will prescribe these before you make an appointment. The standard recommendation, a 20-minute EEG, is considered useless unless your child is having grand mal seizures every 15 minutes or more.