CDC estimates 1 in 59 children have ASD. Conventional medicine has treatment options available only to treat some of the associated behavioral symptoms. Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder are typically more susceptible to having side effects to medication. Hence a multidisciplinary approach that includes Naturopathic medicine can be the best option for your child.
In my practice I have seen parents and family members who are overwhelmed with information from the research they have done on their own or talking to other parents whose children benefited by certain therapies. It is important to remember that ASD is a complex disorder and not everyone with ASD will have the same intensity of symptoms, hence their response to different treatments will vary. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy. I have found a comprehensive yet individualized plan using anti-inflammatory diet, nutritional and detox supplements, GI and sleep support, based on symptoms and functional lab testing to be the most helpful approach.