Update: Stem cells and autism

By Lisa Ackerman As promised, we stated we would update you on the latest in stem cell research. We have written about Dr. Chez’s stem cell study in past TACA blogs (1.) As a reminder, we know stem cell therapy offer treatment solutions for many other conditions (such as leukemia, lymphoma and other serious medical... Continue Reading →

Gastrointestinal issues in autism are real

By Dr. Elizabeth Mumper, TACA Physician Advisory Member Parents have been telling their clinicians that gastrointestinal issues (GI) have plagued their children with autism for several decades. Unfortunately, in many cases, the reported symptoms were written off as part of the autism and may not have received the thorough attention and evaluations that were warranted.... Continue Reading →

Autism: It’s about the POOP Part II

  By Lisa Ackerman Once again, warning: If you are eating or you are bothered by a conversation about bowel movements, this blog is not for you. If you have a child living with autism, welcome to the most discussed topic.  If this blog sounds familiar, it should! We have written about it before (1.) ... Continue Reading →

New Abnormalities Found in the Autistic Brain

  Guest blogger & TACA Physician Advisory:  Dr. Richard Frye   Dr Courchesne of the University of California at San Diego, a researcher who has previously published groundbreaking papers on abnormalities in the growth of the brain in children with autism, now provides new insight into previous uncovered brain abnormalities in children with autism in... Continue Reading →

Science and Subtypes in Autism

By Lisa Ackerman There is some incredible new research on autism and treatable, co-morbid conditions being released on a regular basis. This week, a new study has demonstrated strong results in emerging autism subtypes. I love seeing this new research! It gives me great comfort to know that more research on autism treatments has been... Continue Reading →

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