Articles in Autism

Understanding the Body-Mind Connection and Mental Health


A growing body of evidence indicates diet and exercise are linked to common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. There are ways to increase serotonin levels in the brain naturally through specific foods and routine physical activity.... Read full article

Autism and Gluten: What does the science say?


Some parents have claimed improvements in autistic children's behavior after removing gluten from their diet. Researchers have found a link between gastrointestinal problems and autism. This article explores the science behind gluten and autism... Read full article

Neurofeedback: Fact or fiction?

by Jennifer Willemsen, MA, LMFT on

Treating mental illness is more complicated than treating the physical body, and one reason for this is the guesswork involved in finding an effective treatment. Neurofeedback offers a promising alternative.... Read full article

The connection between Asperger's and gluten; Henry's story


More and more parents are reporting a connection between Asperger's and gluten. Could a gluten-free or casein-free diet be a solution for your child with autism spectrum disorder?... Read full article