Re: Immunity and Autism
I believe this is in reference to the bone marrow / stem cell transplantation for autism that is currently being tested. I actually have a student who received this treatment around this time last year. At this point I have not observed any changes that are not on par with his progression prior to treatment. His stemming has not improved, he still has oral sensory issues, language skills have slightly improved (I think more because of how we work with him daily and speech therapy), he still has gastrointestinal issues, etc.
I also have students on Gluten and Casein free diets. Some parents swear by it, but I don't know that there are any studies that back the theory.
I have an open mind. I think some things may work for some people, but not for others. The jury is still our on stem cell transplantation...but I must admit it scares me a little.