Currently, there are no dramatic treatments to cure autism. However, this does not mean that nothing can be done for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This page is primarily for parents of newly diagnosed children, but is applicable to anyone who wants to know about autism and whether autism can be cured.
ASD cannot be cured. Autism in children leads to their brains being wired differently, and different does not mean disabled. Also, unlike a telephone switchboard, the wiring cannot be altered to suit our requirements and convenience. The consensus among autism advocates is that it doesn’t need to be cured. Instead, the difference should be celebrated. There are effective ways to treat an autistic child by educating not only the child but parents and guides also**. There are many tested and effective therapies that can help an autistic child or individual tap into his strengths, build on his abilities, and carve out a place for himself in society.
An autistic child can lead a more fulfilling life once the co-occurring conditions and core deficits of autism are addressed. Mentioned below are some co-occurring conditions and core deficits of autism. Once these conditions are addressed, the child shows good progress and his/her prognosis for navigating the world improves substantially: