SAN DIEGO, April 27 (UPI) -- For most, autism is a lifelong disorder. But not for everyone. A recent study found that a small but significant portion of toddlers (1 in 14) who are diagnosed with the cognitive disorder were no longer meeting the diagnostic criteria by elementary school.
The new research showed, however, that for most of these kids, behavioral and emotional symptoms continued to require special educational support. Saying goodbye to the autism spectrum, in other words, isn't all smooth sailing and green pastures.