The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research and Supports Act (CARES) was reauthorized! The Senate approved House Bill (H.R. 1058). This bill reauthorizes the Autism CARES Act for another five years. The CARES Act provides money for research, interdisciplinary training of professional, public education and services to individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The Autism CARES Act originally passed in 2006 has provided over a billion dollars for ASD research. Due to this research there is a greater understanding of the genetic and environmental factors contributing to ASD and co-occurring conditions such as GI dysfunction. Some of this research investigated the role of nutritional supplements in treating ASD. There is research-based evidence that supports the role of nutrition. Nutrients that may play a role in treating ASD include a multi-vitamin mineral supplement, vitamin B-12, vitamin B6, carnitine, omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics and carnosine.

If you are interested in implementing nutrition interventions for your child’s treatment of ASD, contact Elizabeth for more information.