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Our Emma and Autism

I am still reeling from this morning’s conversation my husband, Richard and I had with two specialists in the field of stem cell research.

We began a blog as a document of our autistic eight-year-old daughter Emma’s progress, or lack thereof, after her first round of stem cell treatments this past March, but also as a way to document our own struggles as parents in finding help for her. We made the decision to try stem cell treatments on the advice of two specialists working out of a prominent hospital in New York City. So our conversation this morning was all the more troubling as these two specialists, also from a prominent east coast hospital, felt strongly we must stop the stem cell treatments immediately.

Read more here: Ariane Zurcher: Our Emma and Autism.

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