“Our 6 year old has been diagnosed with autism, and I’d like to get evaluated, too. Problem is, I can’t find anyone who knows how to diagnose adults. All the tests seem to be designed for children.”
“Can food allergies produce inflammation that causes bad days for someone with autism?”
Guest post by Chad Chappell, research project coordinator for the Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS), at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
“I read about hemp oil for preventing seizures in children and adults with autism. Is there research to support this?”
By developmental pediatrician Daniel Coury, medical director of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network. Dr. Coury is also the chief of developmental-behavioral pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio.
“Congrats on the launch of Autism BrainNet. Will Autism Speaks remain involved in brain tissue donation? What will happen with the donations and registrations that went into its Autism Tissue Program?”
“My son has been on the gluten-free casein-free diet for two years. How do I know when to take him off?”
This guest post is written by Kaity Meagher, the President and Founder of the Autism Speaks U Chapter at Marist College. Autism Speaks U, an initiative of Autism Speaks that is designed to support college students, faculty and staff in their awareness, advocacy and fundraising efforts.
Guest post by Paul Shattuck and Anne Roux.
Dr. Shattuck and Ms. Roux just published an editorial on a landmark Autism Speaks-funded study on the economic costs of autism to families and society. Read more about this research - and their editorial - here.