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Filling the Autism Gap

John Waite investigates why parents of some autistic children are trying unproven and expensive therapies.

John Waite investigates why scientists say autism research receives a fraction of the funding invested in other conditions and that as a consequence, there are very few effective interventions to treat the disorder. Meanwhile, parents of autistic children say they face a long wait for treatment provided by their local authority, and have instead turned to unproven methods offered by nutritionists and psychotherapists.
Presenter:John Waite
Producer:Richard Hooper
Editor:Andrew Smith.

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27 minutes