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Autism Research Year-End Review 2018

As the number of children who demonstrate developmental delays continues to increase, scientific knowledge remains sorely lacking. These are my top picks for this year’s most useful human research and events that address our understanding about the cause(s) and...

Fecal Transplant as an Autism Treatment

The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine recently published an article entitled, Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Primary Clostridium Difficile Infection. It is likely that parents of children with ASD, who exhibit gastrointestinal difficulties, will ask,...

Mother’s Day Wish – UPDATE

Six years ago, I dedicated this post to all of the incredible Mothers who deal with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the associated symptoms, every day. Thousands of patients later, my feelings are even more heartfelt. You are not alone. We are not alone. We're not...

Autism & MTHFR Explained

I have attempted to write this explanation - about the MTHFR gene - for more than a year now, often surrendering because it just gets so complicated (see diagram on right - and that is a simplified version)! However, almost daily now, I need to explain the testing and...

A Successful Autism Doctor Visit

This story is a total rip-off. The New York Times recently featured a worthwhile piece entitled, A Doctor's Guide to a Good Appointment. In that vein, I couldn't help but add my two cents worth of advice about how to make the best of a family's first visit to a...

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