According to the CDCP, people with autism have trouble with social, emotional and communication skills. The symptoms usually develop before the age of three and last throughout a person’s life.
Here are a some signs of autism:
- Reactions to smell, taste, look, feel or sound are unusual
- Difficulty adapting to changes in routine
- Unable to repeat or echo what is said to them
- Difficulty expressing desires using words or motions
- Unable to discuss their own feelings or other people’s
- Difficulty with acts of affection like hugging
- Prefer to be alone and avoid eye contact
- Difficulty relating to other people
- Unable to point at objects or look at objects when others point to them
Of course checking with your child's pediatrician would be the best advice.