Regenerative Medicine Center of Orthopedics and Other Degenerative Diseases located in Glenview, IL
Autism is estimated to affect one in 59 children, but it occurs four to five times more frequently in boys. As a developmental disorder that significantly impacts emotional, behavioral, and social functioning, many of these children need constant support throughout their life. Please fill out a medical review form, or call our office in Glenview, Illinois to learn more.
Autism Q & A
What is autism?
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, is a developmental disorder that includes a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and social challenges.
Some children with autism don’t speak, struggle to perform daily tasks, and need constant support. Others are very verbal yet can’t engage in back-and-forth conversations, struggle to follow nonverbal cues, and need varying degrees of support. There is great variety in the symptoms exhibited among children on the spectrum.
Other deficits (may include but not are not necessarily present) include:
- Difficulty in social communication and social interaction
- Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities
- Symptoms manifest in early childhood and interfere with daily functioning
What are some traditional treatments for autism?
Each child or adult with autism is unique. Therefore, each intervention plan should be tailored to address their specific needs. Intervention can involve behavioral therapies, medications or both. Objective scientific studies have confirmed the benefits of two methods of comprehensive behavioral early intervention. They are the Lovaas Model based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the Early Start Denver Model. Parents and therapists also report success with other commonly used behavioral therapies, including Floortime, Pivotal Response Therapy, and Verbal Behavior Therapy. The early behavioral intervention involves extensive time commitments from the child, family, and professionals. Scientific studies have demonstrated that early intensive behavioral intervention improves learning, communication, and social skills in young children with autism. Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) can change a child’s life. However, with any type of treatment, results vary with each child.
Who is GIOSTAR and What is Their Mission?
GIOSTAR (Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy and Research) is home to the top experts in the field of stem cell research, and provides scientific know-how to GIOSTAR-CHICAGO. GIOSTAR-CHICAGO is an independently run facility from GIOSTAR. Involved in the field of stem cell research for almost two decades in the U.S.A, GIOSTAR has provided therapy to thousands of patients using their advanced protocols outside of the United States. GIOSTAR believes in the potential of supplementing traditional treatments with cellular rejuvenation therapy. Focusing solely on one particular form of treatment does not necessarily yield the desired results.
GIOSTAR opened the world’s first stem cell therapy hospital in India, and has plans to continue building stem cell therapy centers with health care partners around the world. Their goal is to develop therapies and offer hope to millions suffering around the globe with safe, effective and affordable healthcare
What is the Possible Role of Stem Cells in Autism?
Within the body, there are different sources of stem cells – known as the “mother” or “master” cells capable of differentiating into virtually any type of cell. It has been documented by several scientific publications that stem cells may differentiate into a specific cell or tissue type.
Hear from the parents of one of patients treated outside of USA.
Although results vary, our patients may see symptomatic improvements. For example, the parents of Pratyush, (a young boy who suffers from autism) were told by doctors that their son is a “special” child, who would require their support, and remain like this for the rest of his life. Pratyush’s parents decided to look further into other therapeutic options and came across GIOSTAR. After careful consideration, they moved forward with stem cell therapy and saw vast improvements in their son (with no side effects) even after the first procedure.
“We saw a big change in Pratyush and his condition improved a lot.”
Before the procedure: Pratyush would not respond when his name was called. He also would urinate anywhere. He would have diapers on all the time.
Pratyush now utters many words and repeats after us. He tries to remove his diapers and he has started feeling the urge to urinate. Pratyush’s teachers have also identified improvements in him.
A study by Dr. Tamir Rashid and a @KingsCollegeLon / @KCLstemcells team - published in @nature - examines the potential of "stem-cell like" HHyP cells for liver tissue regeneration, a possible alternative to transplants.
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Promising breakthrough from OHSU in understanding bone disease: @rojasburke at @OHSUKnight reports on work by Dr Luiz Bertassoni and team that leverages stem cells to develop material that mimics human bone tissue.
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