Washington: Some children with autism may lose the symptoms and even manage to grow out of the condition later in life, researchers have claimed. Scientists studied 34 school-age children and young adults who had been diagnosed with autism early in life but now appeared to be functioning normally. Tests confirmed that the group, aged eight to 21, no longer suffered symptoms of the developmental condition that makes it difficult to communicate and socialise. Researchers led by Deborah Fein, from the University of Connecticut, matched the 34 children by age, sex, and nonverbal IQ with 44 kids with high-functioning autism, and 34 typically developing peers. Participants ranged in age from 8 to 21 years old. Prior studies had examined the possibility of a loss of diagnosis, but questions remained regarding the accuracy of the initial diagnosis, and whether children who ultimately appeared similar to their mainstream peers initially had a relatively mild form of autism.
Arvind Kejriwal fails to get appointment with Modi
Jagdambika Pal resigns from Congress
Gujarat: FIR against Kejriwal for violation of model code
Doctors` strike: Has someone from your family died? Mulayam asks mediamen