Course and prognosis

Childhood autism is a chronic disability; about two-thirds of individuals continue to require significant supervision and support as adults. The remaining one-third are capable of some degree of personal independence and self-sufficiency, with perhaps 1 in 10 have a reasonably good outcome and able to live independently. (37) However, even in the highest functioning individuals marked social problems persist. There is some suggestion that outcome has improved over the past decade as a result of earlier diagnosis and more intensive intervention. (38)

Changes in the degree of social relatedness, communication, and self-help skills are observed with increases in developmental level. A major medical complication is seizure disorder, which is observed in up to 25 per cent of individuals. Seizures may have their onset at any point, but adolescence and early childhood are particularly common times.(3 40) Factors that predict long-term outcome include the presence of some communicative speech by the age of 5 or 6, and the non-verbal intellectual level.

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