Stem Cell Therapy for Autism


  • Introduction
  • Treatment
  • Result
  • Video
  • FAQ'S


Autism is the complex developmental disorder, as a result of neurological trauma that has direct effect on normal brain function. The disorder is mainly characterized by weakened social interaction, impaired verbal or non verbal communications and indulgence in a repetitive behaviour. Experts believe that, although the signs and symptoms of autism start appearing by the age of 3 years, the real cause of the condition is rooted in certain mutational changes and environmental conditions occurred during early life.

Much like a machine, our brain relies on internal network of cells commonly known as Neurons or Nerve cells to communicate with other organs of the body through transmission of electrical signals. These neurons are observed to be having long projections, through which they form a strong network of cells inside human brain. Through these networks only, our brain regulates other body functions, ranging from social behaviour to movements. These neurons are covered with the protective insulating material known as Glial Cells, when they die or degenerate due to certain trauma, neurons are easily exposed to and are vulnerable to outer trauma. The dead or degenerated neurons will not be able to function properly and thus impairing effective communication amongst them.


  • Difficulty with verbal communication, including problems using and understanding language
  • Inability to participate in a conversation, even when the child has the ability to speak
  • Difficulty with non-verbal communication, such as gestures and facial expressions
  • Difficulty with social interaction, including relating to people and to his or her surroundings
  • Difficulty making friends and preferring to play alone
  • Unusual ways of playing with toys and other objects, such as only lining them up a certain way
  • Difficulty adjusting to changes in routine or familiar surroundings, or an unreasonable insistence on following routines in detail
  • Repetitive body movements, or patterns of behavior, such as hand flapping, spinning, and head banging
  • Preoccupation with unusual objects or parts of objects.
  • Hyper activity, low concentration levels, Inability to do easy tasks such as tying shoe laces, buttoning shirts etc.

The present available treatments of Autism have only limited effects in the management of symptoms and vary from person to person. However, the advent of stem cell technology has opened up new avenues in the cure for Autistic Children . Besides, having the potential to stimulate normal functioning of glial cells, these adult cells also have the functional capacity to trigger stimulation of in vivo growth factors and immunomodulators to generate a microenvironment; that can boost up the repair of damaged or weakened neurons and thus promoting improvement in impaired functions.

The behaviours and challenges typically associated with the autism are often as a result of differences in thinking and processing of the information. It is through the deep understanding of these impacts and their different thinking style; our experts have been able to develop better treatment approaches and strategies with the help of stem cells; which allow people to better understand and contribute to their betterment.

Stem Cell Treatment For Autism: Advancells Protocol

As a part of our treatment programme, we obtain stem cells from two of the most potent sources of our body, Bone Marrow and Adipose Tissue. On the basis of assessment, stem cells can be isolated from either or both the sources for faster improvements. This has been proven as the most safe procedure as body's own cells are used for the treatment.

Through our multidisciplinary team of specialists; we are giving the best supportive post therapy care to improve our outcome.

Step 1- Qualification For The Treatment

A safety and efficacy assessments will be prescribed by our experts in order to investigate the stage of severity and qualify the patient for the treatment. Following pretreatment assessments can be suggested depending upon the patient's medical and family background:

Pre-Treatment Assessments

  • Routine Blood Tests
  • Routine Urine Analysis
  • Infectious Diseases Testing
  • Physical Examination
  • X Ray

Pre-Operative Assessments

  • MRI
  • CT Scan
  • Neurophysiology
  • Medical Neurological Reports
  • Medical History

As per these results, the patient will be counseled further for final decision of protocol.

Step 2- Source Extraction

With the physician's approval and guidance, the source from which stem cells are to be collected is decided. In general patient can be prescribed, stem cells isolation from Bone Marrow or Adipose Tissue, as these are the most potent Autologous sources available. However, in certain cases, both sources can be utilized for a better outcome. Doctors can also suggest stem cells stimulation therapy for some of the patients, depending upon the severity and requirement.

The specified amount of sample will be extracted from the patient's own body on the intimated date and time, with the application of local anaesthesia. The entire procedure takes around 7-8 hrs. However, in case of extraction from both the sources the patient has to be with us for a little longer time.

If you are curious to know more about the procedure, kindly click on our detailed snapshot :

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Step 3- Laboratory Processing

The extracted sample, will be sent to the government approved cGMP laboratory for processing. The sample processing will be done in a state of the art class 10,000 clean room in compliance with the ISO and GMP standards.

The sample will undergo minimum manipulation in our complete automated Sepax technology to be enriched with the pure population of stem cells culture. The isolated stem cells will be characterized for quality, purity and viability.

The client will be given a third party certificate from Internationally Accredited Lab for the quality purpose.

Step 4- Stem Cell Implantation

Once stem cells are enriched and ready to be injected back into the body, we have worked on different modes of implanting them. However, depending upon the patient's physiological and mental well being, one of the following will be finalized by our experts.

Follow up Treatment

In a post treatment care, the patient will be asked to visit the doctors after a specific period of time, for some rehabilitation programmes including Behavioural and emotional development, Communication and social Interaction, Self regulation, Cognitive & Adaptive skills, physiological counselling and further evaluation.



Autism Stem Cell Treatment Results

The statistics of 22 patients were taken after the stem cell treatment and it was wonderful to see that over 60% of the patients showed good improvements in communication skills, level of concentration and behavioural pattern.

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Patient's Stories

Ms. Tharini, 15 Year old, Autism Patient Story, India

"..15 years old Tharini from Chennai was diagnosed as an instance of Autism by the age 3. Within 2/3 weeks of stem cells therpay she started showing considerable improvements in her social and behavioural patterns ..."

Archit Dev, 7 years old

"...My son is an Autistic child and I was hopeful from stem cell Autism treatment, as many advances were made in this field through medical research..."

Lauren DiCorcia, 11 years old

"...In the past 6 weeks we have seen significant improvements in our daughter's behaviors, focus, hyperactivity and insomnia..."

Alfonso Bollullo, 7 year old, Autism patient story, Spain

"...I'm happy that stem cells are doing a great job and saving my child from the lost world in which he lives..."

April Meijer, 7 years, Down Syndrome, Autism

"...We are happy with the result of the stemcell treatment so far (three weeks after treatment),... We are already thinking/dreaming of a repeat treatment..."


Archit Dev, Autism Patient Video, 7 years Old
Archit Dev, Autism Patient Video, 7 years Old
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Is Autism?
  • Autism and autism spectrum disorder is a general term used for a group of complex brain developmental disorders. Although case sensitive, autism is characterized in varying degree by difficulties in social interactions, communication associated with the abnormal repetitive behaviour. The disease is as well integrated with the intellectual disabilities, difficulties in motor coordination, attention etc. Many of the diseases, that fall under the same category of autism are classic autism, rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder and Asperger syndrome.
  • How soon can you detect Autism?
  • The problems associated with the brain in Autistic children, have their roots in early brain development during embryonic stage of life, however the most obvious signs and symptoms of the disease tend to be expressive between 12 to 18 months of age. In fact some infants can even express them very late by the age of two to three years of life.
  • How common is Autism?
  • Autism prevalence has been identified to increase ten folds since past 20 yrs. The centre for disease control has estimated ten millions children to be affected worldwide. Studies have also shown that the disorder is more common in boys as compared to girls. It has also been observed that its prevalence is increasing 10 to 17 % each year. Although there is no established reason for this particular rise of prevalence over the year, but improved diagnosis, diet and environmental influences are the reasons, seemingly responsible for its occurrence.
  • What Causes Autism?
  • The science has identified rare genetic changes or mutation as responsible factors for this particular conditions. Research has identified more than 100 genes, the expression of which can result in an Autism. Additionally, number of environmental factors are also identified to be increasing the risk of autism. They may include advanced parental age at the time of conception, maternal illness during the pregnancy, extreme prematurity, very low birth weight, certain difficult period of oxygen deprivation to the brain of the baby, during the birth,mothers exposed to high levels of pesticide, air pollution and unusual dietetary habits such as alcoholism, smoking etc. All these factors are influencing the condition.
  • What are the common symptoms?
  • Although each autistic child is different, they can behave or react with different perspective. Many of them can be exceptionally well in visual skills, music and academic skills. About 40% of them can have hampered intellectual disabilities with their IQ sector less than 70%. About 25% of them have significant disability and are unable to live independently.
  • How can it be diagnosed?
  • There is no diagnostic test existing to detect the disorder, however scientists are on the verge of detecting it at the earliest with the help of advanced imaging technology and differences in blood levels of proteins. Formal diagnosis can involve parental inputs, structured and systematic screening of instruments measuring the prevalence of symptoms.
  • Is there any treatment available?
  • There is no fixed protocol of treatment available for the disease, however it is always believed that early intervention allow the best outcome. At present rehabilitative treatment approaches have been identified addressing cognitive and behavioural functioning. They may include a combination of medication, behavioural therapy, psychological education, family support, educational intervention, speech and language therapy etc. These treatments have been proved to be just supplementary without any significant improvements.
  • Where can I get more information about Disease?
  • Please go through, our treatment brochures for other Autism related information.


What can you expect?

Many Autism patients after stem cell treatment reported to be exhibiting :

  • Reduced Sensory Integration Problems
  • Improved motor skills
  • Decreased emotional & food sensitivity
  • Improved communication & social skills
  • Normalisation of reflexes
  • Better tolerability of daily chores
  • Complete stoppage of progression

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