Understanding of autism has grown tremendously since it was first described by Dr. Leo Kanner in 1943. Some of the earlier searched for “cures” now seem unrealistic in terms of today’s understanding of brain-based disorders. To cure means “to restore to health, soundness, of normality”. In the medical sense, there is no cure for the differences in the brain which result in autism. However, autism is treatable and individuals with autism can lead a fulfilling life.