“Horrifying” practices have been exposed that purport to cure people with autism, during which clients are subjected to shouting and intimidation.
An undercover researcher posing as a man with autism was verbally abused and mimicked by a trainer for hours.
The BBC investigated after hearing of a Hungarian firm selling training to “cure” and treat autism in London.
Campaigners are calling on the government to regulate the industry further to protect people with autism.
Jozsef Kanta offered autism mind-training from premises in London, founded, he claimed, on methods developed by Stabil Pont Technologia, based near Budapest in Hungary.
Mr Kanta claimed the researcher’s autism could be cured through a series of training sessions costing £3,500.
Mr Kanta said he was able to remove autism by locating the client’s “inner trauma”, but that could take 60 sessions or more.
What is autism?
Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder. The condition…
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