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New Study Suggests Kids Can ‘Recover’ From Autism

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By Lisa Sigell

A new study funded and overseen by the state of Arizona and conducted by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) suggests that kids who have autism can recover with the help of intensive behavioral therapy over a three-year period.

The report was released today by the Phoenix-based group’s founder and executive director, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh.

Fourteen children were tested, given 25 hours or more per week of one-on-one teaching and therapy by trained professionals.

CARD says many of the children made “substantial” gains in cognitive and adaptive functioning as well as language sills. Most of the children, says the study, also made significant improvements in executive functioning.

For more information about CARD and the study, click here: http://www.centerforautism.com.

For more information about autism, also visit Autism Speaks (http://www.autismspeaks.org) and the Autism Society of America (http://www.autism-society.org).

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