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Early intervention can cure autism: Doctors

DNAHM63079 | 4/2/2013 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :483 | Health

World autism day: Parents’ reluctance to accept that their children are autistic delays treatment

Ritesh, 4, would not listen to his parents. Initially, his parents dismissed it as childhood disobedience until they realised that they had to often repeat his name to get his attention. He also had problems making eye contact and would rarely talk to people. At the age of four, he was diagnosed with autism. Early intervention has ensured that Ritesh now leads a normal life and goes to a regular school.
Not all autistic children are as lucky as Ritesh. For, autism often gets termed as madness or mental retardation. Many medical professionals working with autistic children are trying to spread awareness about the condition so as to help more and more patients. Professionals, who have worked with such children, believe that early de
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