I think the link between nutrition and autism has been exaggerated. The fact that children with autism spectrum disorders often live with higher levels of anxiety than other kids is much more likely to explain the prevalence of GI problems. There may also be restrictive digestive system-unfriendly food preferences or a lack of sensitivity to thirst/hunger. I have Aspergers, GI problems and a high pain tolerance (I did not realize that I punctured my cornea once) and tests (that were expensive and not covered by insurance) showed that I had no casein or gluten allergies after a similarly misguided gastroenterologist put me on a GFCF diet for over a year. It may help some people but for me it was a huge waste of time.

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