Autism News Tagged "GI and autism"

What in the World is Going On – December 2013 Edition

Last month, Suzanne Wright of Autism Speaks created an international controversy on her Call to Action plan to Washington.  Suzanne Wright is the co-founder of Autism Speaks, one of the largest autism organizations in the world. Autism advocacy is a big part of what they do. Ms. Wright’s Call to Action painted a bleak picture of what life with autism…

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In Autism, the Importance of the Gut

The connection between autism and gut issues have been known about for over a decade, yet we still have much to learn about this connection. Challenging behavior can be a result of severe gut issues, as was the case with Michael – a boy with autism from New York City. It wasn’t until the family met Dr. Kara Margolis. Margolis, 36, pediatric gastroenterologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a researcher at Columbia University Medical Center, that any cause for Michael’s self-injurious behaviors surfaced. Psychiatrists have always received the referrals for challenging behavior.

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“Autistic Diet” getting a closer look

Wheat-, dairy-free plan proving successful for some
When he was 3 years old, Matthew Sebastian was diagnosed with autism. Four years later, he began having seizures, which are much more common in autistic children than in the broader population.

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