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Probiotics and vitamin D in ASD  

This pilot study will compare reported recurrence of autism in families versus those who have at least one child with autism whose newborn sibling gets treatment in our study with probiotics (VSL#3). Probiotics have been used safely in infants to prevent allergy onset and have been used anecdotally in children with autism with abnormal bowel symptoms. Project Status


Funder Autism Research Institute
Fiscal Year Funding $50,000.00
Project Number 2009-3
Principal Investigator Stubbs, Gene
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4SC. Test safety and efficacy of at least five widely used interventions (e.g., nutrition, medications, assisted technologies, sensory integration, medical procedures) that have not been rigorously studied for use in ASD by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $27,800,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Autism Research and Resources of Oregon (ARRO)
State/Country Oregon
Web Link 1 Probiotics and vitamin D in ASD (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Probiotics and vitamin D in ASD | $45,000.00 | 2010 | 2009-3
Probiotics and vitamin D in ASD | $20,000.00 | 2008 | 2008-02