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janicka
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09 Feb 2007, 5:08 pm

LadyCass wrote:
Isn't Retts Syndrome drastically different than autism? I understand it's on the spectrum (although I heard rumours that it may be removed for a separate category), but brain disintegration is involved, whereas it is not in autism. So really then, wouldn't two different cures be needed?


Yes, that is true. In fact, I don't think that it should be on the spectrum. Some of the symptoms are similar, but autism isn't a degenerative brain disease, whereas Retts Syndrome is. Also, it's my understanding that Retts Syndrome eventually kills the person who has it (whereas autism does not) - so if they can cure it, good for them.