Rico, superhero 6 yr old with PDD or Asperger's Syndrome

by RM

My son has either PDD or Aspergers. He is six. Since putting him on a healthier diet, starting occupational therapy and finding out he has two food allergies, he is in inclusion all day long now with no aggressive behaviors!!

He has been in a self contained classroom for kids with emotional/behavioral programs all last year and is still part of the program, but they are now able to start transitioning him out into inclusion more and more now that he can handle things better.

What a difference it all is making!

The diet we went on is GFCF (gluten and casein free), but I would also recommend things like The Simple Carbohydrate Diet or The Low Oxalate Diet to help autistic kids eat healthier, detox, and eliminate harmful bacteria and yeast most of these kids have.

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Nov 10, 2010
Asperger's Syndrome and self-contained classrooms vs inclusion
by: Diane, webmistress of this website

Hi RM!

Thank you so much for submitting your and Rico's story, and congratulations on success well deserved!

While I didn't put Cameron on a special diet (although I have heard of great success with those who have followed special diets), I did finally get the school to move him from inclusion into a self-contained classroom.

What a DIFFERENCE being in that class, and even having the label of Asperger's Syndrome, made for him!

That was 8th grade. Now he's in 11th and he's completely mainstreamed with the exception of one class at the end of the day to help him to deal with any issues that came up during the day, work on homework, relax, etc.

At any rate, my main reason for writing this was to

A) congratulate you and Rico

B) put my own two cents in about self-contained classrooms, labels, and what a difference they can make

C) put some links here for anyone who'd like to try out the diets you mentioned

Thank you again RM, and please tell Rico we all said job well done! :o)


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