Treatment is the same for autistic disorder (autism) because of the similarity in the two disorders.
Unfortunately, the prognosis for this disorder is limited. The loss of functioning will likely be permanent. However, to some degree, behaviors can be modified.
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Call your provider if your child has any delays in development or starts to lose developmental abilities.
Review Date : 6/13/2006
Reviewed By : Benjamin W. Van Voorhees, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.