Autism is a developmental disorder that affects an individual’s social and communication abilities. The earliest signs manifest in the before 3 years of age and therapeutic treatments are the only possible cure to autism. Early detection is helpful in ensuring that the kind of special attentive care an autistic child requires is duly extended to him. Coping mechanisms need to be evolved by both the minor and the parents. Therefore, as parents, you must be sensitive to your child’s behavioural characteristics – the following signs should alert you the possibility of him having autism.