This is an interesting bit of research looking at biological differences in these children on the Autism Spectrum.
Asperger Syndrome Tied to Low Cortisol Levels: Finding could steer caregivers away from situations that would add to anxiety
It's interesting that the researchers suggest environmental modification strategies to deal with the biological basis of the apparent hormonal deficit.
I'm not sure this is really useful science, at least as presented in this artcle.
As parents of sensory challenged kids, we already rely on environmental modications to get through the day. Avoid this....Alter that...Only do this... It's exhausting.
I want more treatments focused on addressing the underlying neurobiology that seems to be the problem.