World Autism Awareness Day is on 2nd April 2014. When it comes to treating autism quick intervention is the key. Remember autism is a lifelong condition but its nature changes as the child matures. ‘It is observed that in India children with mild autism who are offered the correct therapy and support are able to pursue independent lives as adults albeit some restrictions. But an overwhelming majority of all children with autism almost 60 percent of them need supervision and assistance throughout their lives’ says Dr Pradnya Gadgil consultant pediatric neurology and special interest in epilepsy Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.