Do older children or adults respond to this diet?

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Do older children or adults respond to this diet? Yes. Obviously, the younger the child the more likely he is to "achieve normal functioning." However, many older children and adults have made dramatic and remarkable improvements, not just in their level of functioning, but in their sleeping patterns, anxiety levels, and comfort levels.
Other factors seem to include current level of functioning, condition of the gut, immune function, and of course, the subtype of the disorder. We have heard from high-functioning adults with autism who describe going on the diet as "a fog lifting." Clearly, most older children have not been "cured," but many have achieved functioning far beyond their caregivers' expectations.

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Lisa S. Lewis, Ph.D.

Lisa S. Lewis, Ph.D. Lisa S. Lewis, Ph.D. is the author of Special Diets For Special Kids I & II, the foremost books on gluten and casein-free diets for children with disabilities.

Karyn Seroussi

Karyn Seroussi Karyn Seroussi is the author of Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and PDD, the story of her son's autism recovery through dietary and other biomedical interventions.

Helping since 1995

Together Lewis and Seroussi created the Autism Network for Dietary Intervention (ANDI.) Since 1995, ANDI has been helping and supporting parents using dietary and biomedical interventions for autism spectrum disorders. Last year, Lisa and Karyn again joined forces and put the sum of their knowledge in a new book, The Encyclopedia of Dietary Interventions. They continue to write and speak on the topic of dietary intervention, and to support other parents around the world.