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Some autistic children recover, study shows
Contra Costa Times

When doctors diagnosed Kieran Rege with autism at age 4, they painted a bleak portrait of his future. “We were told he’s not going to get married. He will probably not have friends. He will always need additional support,” said Kieran’s mother, Jill Rege, of Palo Alto. Undaunted, she and her husband tried every treatment they could find. Today, at age 15, Kieran has friends, is active in theater at Menlo Park’s Mid-Peninsula High School and takes Caltrain by himself to school. And he no longer is diagnosed with a disorder once thought to last a lifetime.