I do think that teaching needs a major overhaul with kids on the ASD.I sorry 0pad doing its own thing.just go to show news can be funny thing my news gave a different slant and so do the boy I seen him interviwue very different version andsorry but I tend to agree with him
This making me think,if child js autisc ande genius then education has to be very different
Hi Blonde Angel,One can get tested for this MTHFR variation.
What is relevant to my situation for my child is this:
MTHFR and anxiety. People with Autism do have issues with anxiety.
MTHFR refers to methylenetetrahydrofolate gene.
Look into relevance of Glutathione in Autism.. glutathione does have a role in protecting the brain cells from mercury.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK6145/Glutathione reductase is a FAD-dependent enzyme, which is sensitive to riboflavin deficiency.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutathione_reductaseGlutathione reductase (EC 188.8.131.52) catalyzes the reduction of glutathione disulfide (GSSG) to the sulfhydryl form glutathione (GSH), which is a critical molecule in resisting oxidative stress and maintaining the reducing environment of the cell.
https://www.autism.com/pro_research_oxidativestress#sthash.32oEyWpT.dpbsImpaired transsulfuration and oxidative stress in ASD: Improvement with targeted nutrition
Hi guys, just found this thread and I'm so happy to talk to other parents who share this tough journey!!! My son is about to turn 17 so we are in the throws of adolescence in addition to the autism and epilepsy and limited communication. It's the perfect storm for behaviors! He started having GTC seizures 2 years ago and he was started on Keppra, did ok with it for 8 months but started withdrawing at school, increased auditory sensitivity and then the aggression and rage hit! Wow, couldn't get off it soon enough! Then came Lamictal (increased stimming and compulsions) then Trileptal ( all the same and still aggressions), then Dilantin, Vimpat and Briviact. Also tried Zoloft with the Lamictal and Resperidone added with the Vimpat. He is currently on Vimpat, Briviact and small dose Resperidone. And of course, all these med and dosage changes took weeks to titrate up and down and off. Never making too many changes at the same time. Meanwhile his life is ticking by.
We are still dealing with stimming, compulsions and moderate aggressions. We are all getting very anxious about school starting in a few weeks and I just don't know that these meds are right. He's had a few absent seizures recently but nothing more. The docs want to get him off Resperidone. Do we add something for the compulsions or anxiety. I wish he could tell us how he feels!!!!!