The plethora of available autism treatments can be perplexing to some parents, writes Boston Globe staffer and blogger Lylah M. Alphonse, who has a 10-year-old son with Asperger's syndrome. While applied behavior analysis has the most scientific backing, special diets also may be recommended by doctors in some cases. Biomedical interventions, such as chelation, can be dangerous and are not recommended by most doctors, she writes.

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