As I started typing this post last night, I was sitting in Los Angeles airport awaiting my very delayed flight home. I was at the national TACA (Talk About Curing Autism) Conference, which is always a truly wonderful experience.
The Conference boasted a top quality line up of doctors and researchers this year, including a really very touching and funny keynote speech by Erin Brockovich.
The two highlights of the conference for me:
Coincidentally, or perhaps not now that I think of it…my post of March 30th of this year described a paper by Drs. MacFabe, Frye, Kahler and Slattery that explores the 3 most promising lines of research in autism at the moment: the work of Dr. Naviaux and the cell danger hypothesis; proprionic acid issues, such as Dr. MacFabe has been researching for the last couple of decades; and finally – biome depletion, and the use of helminths to restore the biome.
At one point, I commented to another mother that Dr. Naviaux’s work was the most exciting thing I’ve seen in autism in years. She corrected me – his work and helminths.
Thanks to people like Dr. MacFabe, Dr. Frye, Dr. Naviaux, and a few others., perhaps finally some meaningful progress is actually being made in autism.