Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder characterized by degradation of social interactions, communication, mood swings, anxiety and repetitive behaviour. The disease affects information processing in the brain by changing the way nerve cells are connected. When speaking of Autism, the specialists talk about the triad of symptoms – impairment in social interaction, impairment in communication and restricted interests and repetitive behavior.
The main goal in treating Autism patients is to diminish deficits and family distress and to increase the quality of life and ability to function as an independent adult. Nowadays, there are additional therapies that focus mainly on these aspects – occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, social skills therapy and others
The Stem cell therapy approach in treating Autism is based on the capacity of these cells to influence the immune system and to restore the damaged cells. Being a disease that affects the brain, stem cell therapy can help improving all the neurological symptoms and intellectual capacity.