Heavy metal detoxification has proven to be helpful in alleviating some of the symptoms of autism.
Recent studies and reviews implicate toxic metal accumulation as a contibutory factor in Autism:
''This study confirms earlier studies that implicate toxic metal accumulation as a consequence of impaired detoxification in autism and provides insight into the etiological mechanism of autism.''
Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars). 2009;69(2):189-97