The need for early intervention to Autism couldn't be possibly stressed enough! Typically Autism is diagnosed when a child is between 2 to 3 years old. Social reclusiveness and unitegrative behavioural patterns are some of the key indicators that hint to ASD (autism) or Asperger's syndrome. if you observe any such behaviour, you should get your child diagnosed at the soonest possible. Specially if there is a history of Autism or Asperger's in you family, then these signals MUST not be ignored! Younger people tend to have an elastic mind that is easier to stretch compared to when the subject is older. Hence , earlier prognosis gives the therapist ample flexibility to help an autistic child adapt to the surroundings. You would be surprised at how much improvement could be made on an autistic child if he or she is diagnosed at an earlier stage and receives proper medical attention.