A not well know secondary effect of a drug that Biogen and Isis are jointly developing may reverse some or all the effects of a specific single gene type of autism. This drug will be entering Human Trials in 2014 if all goes well. In August Biogen and Isis announced a collaboration on a drug that looks extremely promising to treat a form of muscular dystrophy, Myotonic Dystrophy. But it may also reverse the symptoms of autism that occurs in some not well known forms of myotonic dystrophy in children. This could be a sleeper drug that may help with this larger and more pervasive societal problem.
Many Children and some adults may have autistic like tendencies or autism. Several studies have indicated that ASD or autism like behaviors are present in there children. It could be your child only a few of these symptoms. IT could be they have quite a few of them. You will need a multidisciplinary team to do a formal assessment. However, as a parent you can get a sense of whether or not your child has some of these tendencies. This information is from Autism Speaks. Here is some additional information to consider:
What Are the Symptoms of Autism?
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by social-interaction difficulties, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. However, symptoms and their severity vary widely across these three core areas. Taken together, they may result in relatively mild challenges for someone on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum. For others, symptoms may be more severe, as when repetitive behaviors and lack of spoken language interfere with everyday life.