Gut microbes alter the metabolites associated with communication between the gut and the brain
In 2013, a study by researchers from Arizona State University found that children with autism possessed lower levels of three types of gut bacteria - Prevotella, Coprococcus and Veillonellaceae - compared with children free of the condition.
My Daughter Is a Gift, But Her Autism Is Not
But here's the thing: Opening minds and hearts to autism will only remove some ignorant interactions and obstacles from our path. It will not ease sensory pain or gastrointestinal problems. It will not dissolve speech delays or improve social functioning. It will not eradicate the need for accommodations for my daughter to attend school.- Commentary by By Jody Allard, Huffington Post