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Featured What Treatment or Therapy Have You Tried Last to Cure Autism?

Discussion in 'Parenting & Autism Discussions' started by jorgealarcon, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. jorgealarcon

    jorgealarcon Active Member

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    Dear parents of children with autism:

    I am conducting a survey so I can determine factually what works and what doesn't in respect to helping children with autism in any tiny, detectable way. I need honest feedback. Here are a few questions:

    1) What therapy or treatment have you used last for your autistic child?

    2) What were your initial impressions and expectations about this treatment/therapy?

    3) During and towards the completion of the administered treatment/therapy, did you observe any significantly noticeable improvement in your child's behavior?

    4) How long did you use this treatment/therapy?

    5) Did you use the treatment/therapy only once?

    6) Would you highly recommend it to other parents of children with autism? Why or why not?

    I truly appreciate your taking the time to complete this survey.
     
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  2. Major Tom

    Major Tom Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    There is no "cure" for autism. It's a neurological disorder, not a disease..
     
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    I suspect that you are failing to understand that it is a spectrum of disorders, there is nothing that works for everyone and depending on the individual something that may be beneficial to one person can be detrimental to another.

    The spectrum isn't a range of severity, it's the various ways the person is affected e.g. sensitive to noise OR touch OR light, or perhaps all, or perhaps none and that is just one part (colour) of the condition (spectrum). Each part also having varying degrees of severity. Does this give you any idea of the variability of the condition??
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    Remember when you have met one person with autism, you have met just one person with autism.

    As it isn't a disease there cannot therefore be a treatment, there may be some therapies that might help some people cope with some elements but your simple survey is unable to differentiate that information and I suspect you would need a very large sample size before you would start to obtain even very general information even if you had specific enough questions.
     
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    Shamar Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    There are several treatments currently offered to cure autism. The most popular are:
    1. Bleach/chlorine dioxide. This makes the patient increasingly ill with increasing doses, until a certain level is reached, then the autism is cured by the patient dying. This is the only treatment guaranteed to cure autism, but has an obvious downside, as a number of parents have learned to their grief.
    2. Hyperbaric oxygen. This is an expensive treatment designed more to cure excess cash from the wallets of desperate parents. If pure oxygen is used and the pressure gets high enough (2-3 bar), oxygen toxicity begins, convulsions start, and the autism is cured by the patient dying.
    3. Chelation therapy. This works by using dangerous medications to remove heavy metals from the patient. Since there is not a shred of evidence that autism is caused, or even initiated, by heavy metals (despite the ravings of the anti-vaccination crowd), this obviously does nothing.
    4. Clay bath therapy. This involves bathing the patient in "special clays" to remove toxins and heavy metals. There is even less evidence for toxins causing autism than for heavy metals. This treatment does nothing except make the patient look like a statue.

    There are several other treatments out there which are even less effective than the above.

    In short, there is no cure for autism. There are, however, a large number of scam artists out there willing to prey on parents desperate for a cure. The best thing you can do for your child is accept it, and learn as much about it as you can, so as to help your child to deal with it. Autism is simply the brain being wired differently. It is not a disease or form of insanity. Your child simply thinks and sees the world differently than you. There will be problems. Lots of them. But as most of the people here will attest, the difference is worth it. If you learn to see the world as your child sees it, you may be pleasantly surprised.
     
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    Isadoorian Well Known Chat Member, Welcomer of Newcomers V.I.P Member

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    Rub a halved onion on the soles of the feet on a Wednesday evening at 8pm if the wind is North by North West.

    If it's a Southerly gale, grow fuschia and grasp nettles during a waxing moon but don't say the word 'flibbitygibbet'.

    My friend said it really cures Autism.
     
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    Fridgemagnetman I only have one V.I.P Member

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    Ah. I was doing Tuesdays. Explains a lot.
     
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    might depend on where in the hemisphere you dwell and time zone?
    It isn't an exact science.

    I can't stop saying the word flibbitygibbet when grasping nettles so I'm screwed!
     
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    Cure? It is not a disease!!!!

    Treatment? NT to start trying to learn about autism and using kindness and love, is the best treatment available and because being on the spectrum is not static, we can learn to improve traits.

    Two way option there. Rather than sedating one, because the other one, doesn't want to learn or adapt.
     
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    Streetwise very cautious contributor

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    I thought the cure was eating doughnuts
     
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    I can report that I’ve tried this for a while, but now I’m just autistic and fat.
     
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    Why aren't you drunk?

    Drinking and autism isn't always mentioned as it's so obvious.
     
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    Bolletje Potato chip wizard V.I.P Member

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    I am, quite often these days.
     
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    I am still making a few tweaks to it, but soon all NASA astronauts will also be using the Danbury Donut Diet.
     
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    Bolletje Potato chip wizard V.I.P Member

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    I hope their space suits are made from stretchy fabric :rolleyes:
     
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    Although he said "cure", he did say in his sentence, "in respect to helping children with autism in any tiny, detectable way".

    Sorry Jorge, I don't have answer too, since no child. maybe you can try to find in other threads, maybe there were similar threads to this, i'm not sure though.

    Maybe some kind of early education - teaching basic daily life routines, conversation..? Or if that's too early for the child because of sensory issue etc, maybe address that issue first..?
     
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    Space is not for the scrawny. Future colonists to Pluto will have to survive famine and donut shortages.

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    ;)
     
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    As long as it doesn't start at 8am,then you're fine.

    Although I did that once or twice,along time ago.

    Happens when your best friend is an alcoholic.
     
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    I’ve started that early in the past. These days I try to wait until at least 5 PM, I don’t drink alone and I try to stop before I get drunk. Two out of those three things usually succeed.
    But since I live with an alcoholic, finding someone to drink with isn’t hard ;)
     
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    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    When I was a young man, this is how I was able to be sociable. However, there are some nasty side effects that come with this method.
     
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