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Maureen Grissom, PhD

Neuropsychologist
Developmental Assessment & Intervention Center
Bedford Hills, NY 10507

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Prognosis

Factors associated with poorer outcomes include severe ASD symptoms, other comorbidities, mental retardation, etc. Factors associated with better outcomes include early identification resulting in early enrollment in appropriate intervention programs and successful inclusion in regular educational and community settings with typically developing peers (Johnson, Myers, 2007).

In general, autism is not "cured", and persons retain the disorder all their lives. Those with less severe manifestations can become functional adults.


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