Friday, October 19, 2012

Opinion: Shift Autism Research's Focus From Cures to Management

Carson Bard, 7, works on his
From New Jersey Star-Ledger's guest blog, a post by Lilia Kang, a freshman at Communication High School in Wall, who has interacted with autistic children for four years and performed autism research at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

For a decade, the scientific community has made progress in the identification of potential genetic and environmental causes of autism. Myriad problems remain unsolved and untouched.
Many autistic children are medically fragile. They endure physical suffering from gut irregularity (reflux, diarrhea, pain, constipation), insomnia, seizures, adverse reactions to medications and significant allergies.

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