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<p>From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Autism or autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders, causing impaired communication skills and social skills. ASDs generally start before three years of age and last a lifetime, but early intervention plays a role in treatment and progress.<br /></p>

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Autism or autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders, causing impaired communication skills and social skills. ASDs generally start before three years of age and last a lifetime, but early intervention plays a role in treatment and progress.

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Study: Signs of autism may show up as early as first month

The first signs of autism may be visible as early as the first month of a child's life, according to a study published Wednesday in the scientific journal Nature.