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What are the chances of being cured from autism? Is there any statistics?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: None, But...

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: None, But...

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
4 doctors agree

In brief: 0

There is no cure for autism.

In brief: 0

There is no cure for autism.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Lisa Rankin
There may not be a "cure" meaning complete resolution of all symptoms but there can be a significant improvement in communication, social interaction, stereotypical behaviors and emotional regulation. It is critical to start interventions as early as possible even before a diagnosis. Many effective interventions can be managed by parents with direction from a good medical provider. DO NOT WAIT !
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cured no, better yes

There are a multitude of treatments available, & they are as varied as the person affected.
Applied behavior anaylsis has been shown to help, it is very intensive. A different but similar approach is "son-rise". Some times adhd meds help. There is a large # of off label treatments (look at www.Autism.Com) that help some people, but don't have the published studies to convince most drs. To try.

In brief: Cured no, better yes

There are a multitude of treatments available, & they are as varied as the person affected.
Applied behavior anaylsis has been shown to help, it is very intensive. A different but similar approach is "son-rise". Some times adhd meds help. There is a large # of off label treatments (look at www.Autism.Com) that help some people, but don't have the published studies to convince most drs. To try.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Cures unlikely

When you hear islolated reports of curing autism many have been misdiagnosed.
Those with Asperger's disorder, under the label autism, can be significantly helped by receiving social pragmatics help as children and will often appear more like those with non verbal learning disabilities. The more socialization help a child receives and coaching about social rules,the better they will function.

In brief: Cures unlikely

When you hear islolated reports of curing autism many have been misdiagnosed.
Those with Asperger's disorder, under the label autism, can be significantly helped by receiving social pragmatics help as children and will often appear more like those with non verbal learning disabilities. The more socialization help a child receives and coaching about social rules,the better they will function.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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