ERIC Number: EJ617987
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Commentary: Immunological Treatments for Autism: In Search of Reasons for Promising Approaches.
Zimmerman, Andrew W.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v30 n5 p481-84 Oct 2000
This commentary on research findings that indicate immunological abnormalities in children with autism, discusses the lack of evidence indicating autoantibodies specifically affect the vulnerable neuronal networks or synaptic functions of individuals with autism to account for the cognitive and behavioral symptoms of the disorder. (Contains references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Treatments for People with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Research Perspectives.