We also are looking at the issue of familial autoimmune conditions specifically – as this too has been often identified in the literature. This means that there is often a relationship within families of one or more members who have been diagnosed with a variety of autoimmune conditions and prevalence of children with ASD (see The Role of the Immune System in Autism Spectrum Disorder
and Autism-Specific Maternal Autoantibodies Produce Behavioral Abnormalities in an Endogenous Antigen-Driven Mouse Model of Autism
There are many existing theories regarding immune dysfunction in ASD. Our current thinking at Cell-El Ltd is that by helping the immune system to modulate, we may also improve behavior and overall development of individuals with ASD. By testing children with ASD before and after treatment we will examine behavioral changes as well as changes in their biomarkers – and improve our understanding of how changes in the two may be related.
Please join us in making a difference in the lives of children with ASD and their families! We are recruiting both participants who are typically developing as well as those diagnosed with ASD. We are also looking for parents to help spread the word to others and thus enable this important tool to be integrated into Autism treatment as quickly as possible. And we want to hear from you about your concerns and challenges relating to ASD testing and associated therapies. To contact us and learn more – please click here.