Individuals with autism will have symptoms from a very young age, beginning before the age of three. Some children with an ASD show hints of future problems within the first few months of life. In others, symptoms might not show up until 24 months or later.
These symptoms will generally last throughout his or her life, although intensity can improve over time with solid therapy.
A person with an ASD might:
Seem to develop normally until 18–24 months, then either stop gaining new skills or lose some they’ve already developed
Not respond to their name by 12 months
Not point at objects to show […]