What is Autism?Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability, which usually lasts for the duration of a person’s life. For a person with autism, the world around them is experienced in a different way, and they may find it more difficult to deal with interactions with others. This can be in the form of struggling with normal communication, but it can also mean that they find it hard to tell how other people are thinking and feeling. Some autistic people will also react differently to bright lights, loud noises, or certain other stimuli. However, the important thing to note about autism is that there is a spectrum. Whilst some people have severe autism, others will be less affected by the disability. This means that everybody has different needs as a result, and many people can live a fairly normal life without the support from a caregiver. For children, the symptoms are not limited to, but include: appearing extremely upset if they don’t like a certain situation, sight or smell, avoiding eye contact, repeating themselves or a specific behavior, and finding it hard to say how they feel (as such, they may struggle to make or maintain friendships). They may also take a passionate interest in certain subjects, and require a similar routine every day. In adults, the symptoms include: finding it difficult to comprehend the feelings of others (and perhaps seeming rude as a result), struggling with certain social situations, and having a routine that they want to maintain on a daily basis. Of course, the symptoms are different for everybody, and people may suffer from some of them whilst having no signs of others. This also depends upon their place on the spectrum.
What are the Available Cures for Autism?Autism, while it may be classified as a disability, is neither a disease nor an illness. This means that there is no ‘cure’ per se. Rather, autism is simply a different way of thinking and seeing the world, which doesn’t need to be an issue in most cases. Nevertheless, there are ways that people living with autism can deal with it, and make their everyday lives easier to deal with, especially if their autism is more severe. Supportive therapy, including speech and behavior therapy, are recommended for anybody who is diagnosed with autism, to help them to deal with some of the symptoms that they face. This is particularly recommended for children who start to show the signs of autism early on. An environment can also be tailored to ensure that an autistic person can maintain their routine, without triggering stimuli. The general approach that is now taken is one that values neurodiversity, and doesn’t treat autism like a disease that is in need of a cure. While there are varying opinions on this, it certainly helps those who are on the less severe side of the spectrum to accept their differences and to understand that autism is not a flaw in an individual’s mind, but simply an alternative way of seeing. But, this is no way diminish the need to create viable treatment options such as stem cell treatment for Autism in the US.
Stem Cell ResearchStem Cell Therapy is a new and effective approach to the treatment of ASD based on the unique ability of stem cells to impact metabolism and the immune system, and to restore damaged cells and tissues. The fetal stem cells (FSCs) used by Stem Cell of America to treat ASD have a positive effect on all of the body’s organs and systems, beginning in the brain. This is extremely important because, with ASD, the areas of the brain regulating memory, concentration, attention, speech and so on are damaged. FSC treatment results in better blood and oxygen flow to the brain, better replacement of damaged neurons, and better formation of new arteries. FSCs acquire the properties of the surrounding cells and differentiate into them. With effective stem cell therapy for Autism, this will lead to the regeneration of white and gray matter and, consequently, to the subsiding of neurological symptoms and to improved intellectual capacity. As impaired or lost neuron connections are restored, new neuron connections form and brain reactions accelerate because synaptic transmission improves.
Improvements in Autistic ChildrenAs a result of stem cell therapy for Autism, children on the spectrum may experience the following improvements:
- More interest in different foods and improved digestion
- Improved eye contact. Children who did not maintain eye contact begin looking at them with interest
- Improved behavior at home and outside
- Less fear of loud noises, strangers and bright colors
- Improved verbal skills
- Non-verbal children are very likely to start making sounds
- produce syllables and eventually pronounce words.
- Verbal children are likely to expand their vocabulary;
- Improved writing skills
- Increased self-care skills
- Improved attention span and concentration.
Patient ReviewsAutism Patient: Benz - Benz was living in his own inner world mostly unresponsive to any external environmental stimuli. He made no eye contact and did not want to be touched. The only way he would be content was sitting alone in a dark room. - Benz's mom wrote: I have attached a summary of the improvements we have noticed with Benz over the last 3 months. Read More
Autism Patient: Kyle - I wanted to let you know about the amazing progress that my 5 year old son Kyle has made since entering into your care and receiving his stem cell transplant four months ago. Kyle was evaluated by the Regional Center and given a diagnosis of mild to moderate Autism at age 3. We were devastated by the diagnosis and immediately began trying every therapy that could possibly help him. Most were ineffective or helped him only marginally. Read More