Every 20 minutes another child in the US is diagnosed with autism. It is estimated that 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder, an increase from 1 in 88 over just a two year period, while some sources report numbers even higher than these.
While these numbers are staggering, they do little to reflect how these disorders affect families.
Supporting autistic children typically involves a multi-faceted, complex treatment program. For many families and providers alike, the missing piece has been genetic testing. Through identification and treatment of genetic defects these children may greatly improve their symptoms and overall quality of life.
• Understanding of the impact of MTHFR SNPs on developmental disorders such as autism and ADHD
• Understand the higher occurrence of MTHFR in symptomatic patients
• Understand the mechanism of action of how MTHFR affects the pathogenesis of autism and ADHD
• How MTHFR and COMT interact to affect these patients
• Review clinical cases that highlight how these SNPs can directly supported