There are many people who feel that diet is a key factor in causing and/or managing some of the problems experienced by individuals with autism.
There is a wide variety of special diets which some people claim will benefit individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Most diets involve eating more or less of specific foodstuffs.
Diets are sometimes combined with other therapies. For example, some people advocate following a particular diet, taking one or more nutritional supplements and using detoxification techniques such as chelation.
This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..
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