Autism consensus challenged

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Though the symptoms of autism frequently become less severe by adulthood, the consensus has always been that its core symptoms remain, writes [s]The New York Times[/s]. Most doctors have long dismissed as wishful thinking the idea that someone can recover from autism.

However, in the last 18 months, two research groups have released rigorous, systematic studies providing the best evidence yet that in fact a small but reliable subset of children really do overcome autism.
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