Gracie is a ten-year old with severe autism (non-verbal, pica, incontinent, and self-injurious and self-stimulatory behavior). Pica is characterized by an appetite for non-nutritive things like dust bunnies, leaves, and mulch (all of which Gracie has eaten).
Gracie’s current bio-medical interventions consist of a daily multi-vitamin and a probiotic. Besides what she receives at her school, the only other intervention is equine therapy (horseback riding).
Name your therapy/treatment, Gracie has probably been through it. Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), sensory therapy (light/sound show), chelation, gluten/casein free diet, vitamin B12 shots, cranial osteopathy, and so on. As her parents, we are now considering stem cell therapy for Gracie. Click on following link to learn more about the treatment we’re now considering: http://www.cellmedicine.com/
Yes, we’re well aware the evidence for the efficacy of stem cell therapy is largely anecdotal. No promises have been made, and there are no guarantees. But that’s life. One thing is certain, though. Gracie will never get better if we stop trying.