13 Autism Myths Everyone Needs to Stop Believing
Myth: Behaviors in those with autism will last forever
If you have autism, technically you will have the diagnosis forever. There isn’t a magical cure for autism, nor will an individual grow out of it. But, that doesn’t mean you’ll have your symptoms forever, or at least to the same degree.
People with autism typically undergo therapies that focus on that their particular struggles, such as communication or social skills. According to Behavioral Intervention for Young Children With Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals, intensive behavioral intervention for children with between the ages of 2 and 5 can have a significantly positive effect on their behaviors for life.
When it comes to autism, new research is consistently paving the way for professionals to meet the needs of families to provide the best possible life for individuals with a diagnosis.