What was it like to grow up with autism before anyone really knew what it was? Read the stories of middle-aged adults who grew up with Asperger's syndrome and autism – along with bullying and misunderstanding – in communities that didn't know what to make of their differences.
How many people shed their autism diagnosis, either for another diagnosis or no diagnosis at all? What do the largest studies say, and why do parents believe their children lost an autism diagnosis? Their answers may surprise you.
Studies estimate that from 3 to 25 percent of children with autism lose their diagnosis. Some wonder: did those who recover really have autism at the outset? Were they truly free from autistic symptoms? What separates those who lose their diagnosis from those who don't? Explore this controversial topic.