The loss of abilities that besets some toddlers with autism is probably less sudden and more common than anyone thought.
One day, you have a toddler who’s vocal, who looks you in the eye, who literally reaches out to you. And then everything changes.
Childhood disintegrative disorder, a rare and severe condition, rapidly melts away a child’s abilities. A new theory proposes that this little-known condition turns back the developmental clock.
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