GILBERT, AZ - New research shows 1 in 10 children can shed symptoms of autism entirely before adulthood.
The studies suggest early intervention and intense therapy can help move a child off the autism spectrum.
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Melissa Van Hook believes that’s what helped her two sons Kyle and Dane.
Her oldest, Kyle was diagnosed with autism a few years after he was born.
Melissa says the doctor told her there was nothing she could do and her son would most likely have to be institutionalized.
However, Melissa didn’t take the doctor’s advice. Instead she started home-therapy with her son.
By the time Melissa saw improvement, she was pregnant with her second son.
He is also diagnosed with autism.
Melissa kept her sons in home-therapy, as well as other forms of therapy.
Fast forward to 2014, Kyle is about to start his senior year at Campo Verde High School He’s enrolled in mainstream classes since kindergarten.
Kyle never been institutionalized.