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 am sceptical that such evidence exists. Are you able to provide links to such evidence?
Someone who has been misdiagnosed has not progressed 'to the point where they no longer meet the criteria for a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder' because they never met the criteria in the first place.
I would not be surprised to learn that some people become very good at masking the 'symptoms' of autism.
By the way, I believe it is long overdue for 'autism spectrum disorder' to be replaced by 'autism spectrum condition' as the latter is a more appropriate description.
I’m wondering if nt’s could ever progress to the stage where they now qualify for a diagnosis of autism! If, on the other hand, going from nd to nt, is classed as progression, I’d rather regress and stay as I am.