First, everyone’s autism is different, but by the conclusion, your experience and some things you’ve read online are proof enough to negate the entire idea of autism. Awfully convenient that the experience of those whose autism is severe enough that they will never read this article is not even considered. My son cannot speak in sentences and cannot care for himself. He is sweet and happy but will probably need lifelong care. He has made little progress in almost 10 years of excellent care and therapies. What helped you? What made a difference?