Fad Treatments Can Be Dangerous for Children with Autism

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Let me tell you about Paul — he was diagnosed with autism at age 2 and by the age of 8, he had participated in over 10 fad treatments for autism. Treatments included auditory integration training, a gluten-free diet, a rotation diet, magnet therapy, intravenous immunoglobulin, secretin, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, prism glasses, and a number of medications. Why? Because a parent will do…