Experts estimate that three to six children out of every 1,000 will have autism, a brain disorder that too often results in a lifetime of impaired thinking, feeling, and social functioning. The effects of this condition vary -- some people with autism can function at a relatively high level, with speech and intelligence intact, while others have serious cognitive impairments and language delays. Some people with the disorder will never speak. When treating autism, one point that most professionals agree on is that early treatment is important; another is that most individuals with autism respond well to highly structured, specialized programs.
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