Growing evidence suggests that a small minority of persons with autism progress to the point where they no longer meet the criteria for a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Various theories exist as to why this happens. They include the possibility of an initial misdiagnosis, the possibility that some children mature out of certain forms of autism and the possibility that successful treatment can, in some instances, produce outcomes that no longer meet the criteria for an autism diagnosis.
I'm a bit to cynical to embrace that, it sounds like certain newspaper trying to sell the front page, the daily scare or something!
Small minority.... possibility....
mature out of autism? or develop masking techniques to fit in?!
There are also statements that it can get worse as you get older and I am finding this - is it because I am maturing out of masking?!
NAS35494 said:There are also statements that it can get worse as you get older and I am finding this - is it because I am maturing out of masking?!
Perhaps it is because masking is so draining that as you get older the less you mask.
I find masking far too tiring to keep it up to levels of my younger days.