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Autism spectrum disorder is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects about 1% of children and young people.1, 2The natural history of the disorder is usually enduring and has serious effects on development; lifetime costs (including health, education, social care, family out-of-pocket expenses and productivity losses) are estimated to be between GB£1 million and £1·5 million in the UK and between US$1·4 million and $2·4 million in the USA.3 Effective early treatment that alters the long-term course of the disorder would therefore have great potential benefits for individuals, families, and society, but has been difficult to demonstrate. Evidence shows that a range of psychosocial intervention…continue reading  http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)31229-6/fulltext?elsca1=etoc