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My son is 10 almost 11 and was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 1/2yrs old. At first like any other parent I wondered what I did wrong (and still do sometimes) but for the most part I moved on from that. For a while things were hard based on the communication or lack there of but we got through that. However the older he gets the more aggressive and out right violent he gets. It started with pinching both himself and others, then it moved on to smacking. Now for the last 3yrs he has been biting. Whenever he gets extremely frustrated he bites his arm to the point of breaking his skin and bleeding badly. I can handle the melt downs, and the screaming and yelling, but it hurts to see my child whom I love so very much hurting himself. So if they were to find a "cure" for autism tomorrow then yes I would want my child to get it.