Kids ‘outgrow’ autism, study confirms

Some children with autism really do shed their diagnosis as they get older, a major new study reports.

The idea that children can ‘grow out' of autism — as it is often described — has long been controversial for the field.

Critics question whether children purported to outgrow autism had accurate diagnoses in the first place, often arguing they may have had milder forms of the condition.

But the current study, supported by the US National Institutes of Health,