Autisim is not a "disease" it is a brain disorder. The brain functions are wired diferently than a "normal" person. If caught early enough, like my grandson before he turned 1 1/2, it can be treated but not cured.
Johnny went through extensive speech therapy and went to a special school for autistic kids, at all levels. Thanks to my wonderful daughter who was so on top of this, and with the help of Heidi, my grand-dog, Johnny can now communicate and speak. His diction is better than Hunter's and Hunter will be 6 in July. I can't wait to read this book.