What is your first thought when you hear the word 'Autism'?
Do you feel frightened, sad or helpless? Or more importantly, do you think it is untreatable?
We at Stop Calling it Autism! (SCIA) are on a mission to tell the world that autism is a set of symptoms caused by a medical illness.
What is autism and our approach to treatment
Autism is caused by a medical illness in which the brain's immune system (microglia) attacks the connections in the brain. This leads to developmental delays that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral problems.
Our approach to treat autism and enable recovery is to inhibit microglial activation, which from evidence is known to destroy brain connections affecting brain development and function.
We at SCIA have designed and published a treatment protocol centered on this.