A new study shows that most adolescents and adults with autism have less severe symptoms as they get older.
Not every adult with autism has an improvement. Some - especially those with mental retardation - have an increasingly deteriorated condition.
In many cases, the disease does not progress. But even in the case of severe autism, most teens and adults notice improvements over time.
The specialists monitored 241 adolescents and adults between the ages of 10 and 52 for 5 years.
Those who experience disease improvement are not mentally retarded and have a degree of language proficiency.
The results of the study show that adults with autism continue to improve with age.
This is important because these people no longer receive medical care from the age of 21.
October 1, 2007