Will a Special Diet Help Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders?

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Half the children with Autism Spectrum Disorders are on special diets. Gluten casing free diet has been a primary diet that parents are putting their children on. The evidence is limited best, there's been three studies that have been published that show that diets have no effect in the treatment of autism.

One diet had the controlled group versus the children with gluten casing of free diet, and actually the controlled group did better than those on the diet. So there's no empirical evidence today the diet have any affects on children with autism. Certainly we want children to have great healthy diets, but to think that that's going to result in gains, research shows it hasn't, our clinical evidence shows that it hasn't.

Children need research based treatments, diets are not research based.