About one in five children with autism uses alternative treatments to help with the neurodevelopmental disorder, most often a special diet, a new study finds … Autism is a complex disorder, and parents are driven by the desire to help their children, said Dr. Paul Law, director of the Interactive Autism Network at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore. He said he’s seen hundreds of alternative treatments tried by parents: supplements and vitamins, acupuncture, acupressure, bathing in distilled water and various types of animal therapy, among them.

Bloomberg Businessweek, national, May 3, 2010

 

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