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can you cure autism?

Anonymous
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My dsd is four and has autism. She is starting a new home therapy program. The lady came tonight to go over it with dh and I. She met with Bm last week about it. Anyway, the lady said this program cured her own daughter of autism and that she went from being non verbal to no one believing she once had autism. I don't buy it. Don't get me wrong, I am all for helping dsd but if autism had a cure, why isn't everyone using the program?????
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 26, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 26, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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have you read jenny mccarthy's book?

crescentstar2
by Anne on Feb. 26, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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I think stuff like that is BS 

brandydesiree
by Platinum Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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I don't think you can cure it. However, you can greatly decrease the effects of it and it will seem as though they no longer have it.
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A_McCool
by Silver Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 9:31 PM

No.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 26, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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No. Should I? To be honest, I find her offputting.


Quoting Anonymous:

have you read jenny mccarthy's book?


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 26, 2013 at 9:32 PM
THIS!!!!!


Quoting Anonymous:

have you read jenny mccarthy's book?


sthflachk
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 9:32 PM
This

Quoting brandydesiree:

I don't think you can cure it. However, you can greatly decrease the effects of it and it will seem as though they no longer have it.
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KitKatLoL
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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My younger brother is autistic.  Autism isn't a disease, so there isn't a cure for it.  They could have helped her overcome some of her social issues and such, but there is not a cure.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 26, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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How so? Wouldn't that be the same as a cure? My brother has autism. He's 16. He's come along way but isn't and I don't believe ever will be "cured"


Quoting brandydesiree:

I don't think you can cure it. However, you can greatly decrease the effects of it and it will seem as though they no longer have it.

elephantmamaof2
by Ruby Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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You don't "cure" autism, but there are lots of things that can help the effects and behaviors. Good luck with whatever route you choose! Don't be afraid to speak up if you feel somethings not working, every single autistic child is different and there are many different methods to try! 

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