Maximizing Time With Your Child’s Doctor

After you’ve carefully chosen a doctor and made an appointment, you may be wondering how to maximize that time with your child’s doctor. This article will provide ideas for things to do before, during, and after appointments to make the most of those valuable meetings. Maximizing time with your child’s doctor by preparing for your appointment […]

Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Autism: Testing and Treatments

One of the most exciting areas of research in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is in the role of mitochondrial function. Research studies looking at mitochondrial function in those with autism are transforming the way we think about the causes of autism and are pointing to medical therapies that could have a significant impact. This article […]

Yeast Overgrowth in Autism

Yeast overgrowth is a medical issue common to autism that can cause sleep disturbances, sensory issues, hyperactivity, picky eating, stimming, and more.  Even more concerning, yeast overgrowth can cause physical pain.  However, when treated, symptoms can lessen or disappear altogether, significantly improving your child’s quality of life. In this article, you will find information about […]

PANDAS/PANS and Autism

Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders associated with Streptococcal Infections, or PANDAS, is a common autoimmune disorder with far-reaching movement, behavioral, and cognitive consequences. Although we focus on the pediatric population as part of the PANDAS syndrome in this review, immune-mediated OCD/Tics/Neuropsychiatric Disorders can also affect adolescent and adult populations and should always be considered when specific signs and symptoms emerge.

Seizures in Autism

Seizures are a significant concern in autism because of their high prevalence and association with increased mortality and morbidity among individuals with autism.  Adding to this concern is that many symptoms of seizures look like the symptoms of autism, making it difficult to distinguish between the two. Therefore, if you suspect that seizures are causing […]