On the eve of my next visit to the TMS Lab at Beth Israel in Boston*, I came upon this blog post:
I’ve added a comment to that post, so won’t repeat myself here, but I did want to point out the very valid caveats they list. They talk about a clinic that is offering TMS as a “treatment” for autism, and why this smells of snake oil.
I wonder if I will live long enough (I hope so!) to see an end to the search for a “cure” for autism and the beginning of a genuine effort to figure out how to help autistic people fit into a non-autistic world, and to be accepted for who we are.
* formally, the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center