Is there a cure for Autism?

@mjweed21 (693)
Philippines
September 27, 2009 7:53am CST
A friend of mine has an Autistic child. He's handsome boy, though. My friend keeps on asking me if there's really a cure for Autism.
4 responses
• Israel
27 Sep 09
No. We don't even know what actually causes this, except some genetic evidence. There are treatments that helps to get along in and with society, but no more than that... My wife used to run a research about some possible cure, but it is now no longer relevant...
@mjweed21 (693)
• Philippines
27 Sep 09
Do you have any idea regarding the programs that in line with the treatment.. Is the treatment effective?
• Israel
27 Sep 09
Treatment for autism is mostly behavioral (psychological of sort). It might involve medicines for co-morbid symptoms such as ADHD, epilepsy etc. There are many theories, but none brings us any closer for a "cure". You can moderate the symptoms but nothing more. Anyway, you can find a lot of material about this over the WWW (you can start here: http://www.autism-society.org but if you are truly interested, don't limit yourself to this website). As far as I know, the best method so far, is the ABA method. It is a behavioristic approach that deals with "bad habits". In short, the child is rewarded for "good" behavior (which means, what we deem as good) and get bad points or not rewarded for "bad" behavior. This way, the child is motivated to behave noraml (or at least seemingly more normal). This does not mean the child realy understands why he should act like this, or, if he finds himself in a slightly different situation, he would make the connection. But eventually, the experiences I've seen so far point at this method as the best right now. Of course, there is a wide spectrum for autism, so what's good for one, does not mean it is good for the rest...
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
28 Sep 09
I know there are all kinds of treatments for autism, but I really do not think they have come up with a cure for it yet. I know they are working hard on finding one though. I hope they find one soon.
@Archie0 (4669)
28 Sep 09
There is no cure- only treatment. Behavioral training, speech and occupational therapy, and parent education and support can often improve a child's problem behaviors, communication skills, and socialization. Medications are sometimes helpful as well. A child with autism responds best to a highly structured, specialized educational program tailored to his or her individual needs. However, specific treatment varies depending on the range of individual symptoms, which can combine in many different ways and change over time.
@owelm0408 (1011)
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
There is really now cure for Autism because its somehow related to genes. Supportive management is the only way to control symptoms.
@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
4 Oct 09
They suspect genes might play a role, but thats not true in all cases. Many things could be the cause of Autism... like environmental factors, vaccines, genes & the list can go on & on. One thing is for sure though... support & lots of therapy can help.
@Rtlsnk316 (1197)
• Mexico
13 Nov 09
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