Debate Over Whether it’s Possible to ‘Grow Out Of Autism’

Researchers believe they have shown that children who had been diagnosed with autism at a young age can cease to display symptoms when they are older.

In a study, they found one-third of parents with children who had ever been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder believed their child no longer had the condition, the Daily Mail reported.

A team, led by Dr Andrew Zimmerman from Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, studied data from a phone survey of 92,000 parents of children aged 17 and younger in the U.S in 2007 and 2008. Continue reading