There is not a generally believed cause of autism and there is no definite cure for autism – however, there are some autism professionals that claim the ability to complete treat or recover a child from autism. One treatment organization, The Autism Treatment Center of America claims their CEO, Raun Kaufman, to “bear no trace of his former condition”, calling the ‘recovery’ a cure without using the exact word CURED.
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Can there really be a cure for autism?
Does this mean that the child was ‘cured’ because they show no signs of their autism or does it just mean they have been trained to manage their symptoms so well that they no longer appear to be autistic?
The best answer to this would be to ask a person who as ‘recovered’ from their autism.
Do they still have some autistic issues such as digestive issues that are common with those diagnosed with autism? Having issues with digestion is common with autism. Often a child with autism needs to be on a gluten and casein free diet. Gluten is found in most food products such as crackers, cereals, cookies, and breads. Casein is found in milk, cheese, butter, and other related products. Do these ‘recovered’ people still have issues with these foods and their digestion process?
Even though there are controversies about an actual cure for autism it doesn’t mean to give up on your child and the possibilities for improvement. The importance of having a child ‘recovered’ from autism may not be as important as having a happy child.