Researchers see rapid improvement in some children with autism

04/2/2012 | Disability Scoop

A study in California found about 1 in 10 children with autism experienced rapid improvement over a short period during their childhood. In the journal Pediatrics, researchers at Columbia University reported that the children most likely to "bloom" and become high-functioning were those without intellectual disabilities and those with mothers who were considered highly educated and from non-minority backgrounds.

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