No one knows exactly what causes autism, but scientists think both genetic and environmental factors might play a role*. In fact, heavy metals burdens and nutritional imbalances or food allergies can exacerbate a child’s symptoms. Analysis of these factors is the first step in finding the most effective treatment regimen. In fact, early intervention can result in a significant increase in IQ and language ability, and a decrease in support services needed later in childhood†. The types of tests provided by DirectLabs can help you narrow down your options, focusing on the specific programs that may work best for your child and family.
* Source: Autism Information Center, Centers for Disease Control
† Source: Autism Center, University of Washington
For more information please visit the links below.
Autism Society of America
Vitamin D Council
"Facts About Autism." Social Skill Builder. 2010. Lordsites, Web. 9/2/11.