Cure is to recover or restore someone from a condition such as autism so that they no longer have that condition.
There are some people who claim that they can cure autism but there is currently no scientifically valid and reliable evidence to support such claims.
However there is scientifically valid and reliable evidence to show that some interventions (therapies and treatments ) can help decrease some of the core symptoms of autism.
There are also some interventions which can help with related problems, such as anxiety or self harm.
This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..
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The fact that an intervention is listed in this glossary does not necessarily mean that we agree with its use. Nor does it necessarily mean that there is any scientifically valid or reliable evidence behind it.