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We all know that when we fuel our bodies we feel better, think more clearly and have the energy to sustain through the day.  This is no different for people living with autism. 

Below is an excerpt by Dr. Bernard Rimland from the forward of Lisa Lewis’s book Special Diets for Special Kids. The quote reflects Dr. Rimland’s vision of how we would one day treat autism;

“The only mistake I ever made (that I am willing to own up to) was in a talk I made on food intolerance as a cause of autism at the annual meeting of the Autism Society of America (then called NSAC-National Society for Autistic Children) in 1972. I said to my ever-lasting embarrassment,

‘While I recognize that most physicians today are skeptical about such allergies of the nervous system, and that many have never heard of the term, I will predict that in ten to fifteen years the average physician will think of such allergies as an immediate possibility when he sees an autistic-type child, one with learning disabilities of hyperkinesis, or for that matter an adult with migraines.’”

Dr. Rimland, founder of the Autism Research Institute and pioneer of biomedical autism treatments, lost his battle to cancer on November 21, 2006. His crusade for autism was relentless. He will be dearly missed, but his legacy to understand and implement biomedical treatments for autism will live on forever.


Autism Canada does not endorse treatments, interventions and therapies but lists them so people can make informed choice.  This site is for information purposes only and is a starting point for readers to look into options that may fit or resonate.  Remember, therapies for autism, like any condition, should be discussed with a trusted medical practitioner or certified therapist before use.

All information, data and material contained, presented or provided here is for general information purposes only and is not to be construed as reflecting the knowledge or opinions of Autism Canada, or as providing legal or medical advice. All treatment decisions should be made by the individual in consultation with a licensed health care provider.

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