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How long does it take for autism to be completely gone?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not Ever Totally

There are many degrees of autism.
Although total cure is unknown, with proper, proven therapy, there can be huge improvement.So great, that some are able to function almost normally in society. Unfortunately, there are more severe cases that will never do well. The earlier the diagnosis, the greater chances of improvement.

In brief: Not Ever Totally

There are many degrees of autism.
Although total cure is unknown, with proper, proven therapy, there can be huge improvement.So great, that some are able to function almost normally in society. Unfortunately, there are more severe cases that will never do well. The earlier the diagnosis, the greater chances of improvement.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: There is no cure

There is no cure for autsim so it will never be "gone", rather is it a part of who you are.

In brief: There is no cure

There is no cure for autsim so it will never be "gone", rather is it a part of who you are.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Autism is life long

Autism is a life long condition.
there are isolated reports of children growling out of autism, but these are likely who never had autism and were misdiagnosed. Some children with Asperger's disorder (a condition considered autism but I do not believe so), may as they mature, appear more like children with non verbal learning disability.

In brief: Autism is life long

Autism is a life long condition.
there are isolated reports of children growling out of autism, but these are likely who never had autism and were misdiagnosed. Some children with Asperger's disorder (a condition considered autism but I do not believe so), may as they mature, appear more like children with non verbal learning disability.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Never

Autism is never completely gone.
High functioning patients are more able to mix in mainstream society over time than lower functioning ones. It's very individual. Never give up hope. Work hard to help your autistic child to communicate and find success in an area of interest.

In brief: Never

Autism is never completely gone.
High functioning patients are more able to mix in mainstream society over time than lower functioning ones. It's very individual. Never give up hope. Work hard to help your autistic child to communicate and find success in an area of interest.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics

In brief: Better, not curable

The current thinking of autism and ASD is that it is a developmental disorder that persists for life.
That said, with intensive early therapy and social skills training there are reports of kids, especially in the milder PDD or Aspergers end of the spectrum that seem to " grow out of " the disorder.

In brief: Better, not curable

The current thinking of autism and ASD is that it is a developmental disorder that persists for life.
That said, with intensive early therapy and social skills training there are reports of kids, especially in the milder PDD or Aspergers end of the spectrum that seem to " grow out of " the disorder.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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