I am not a medical specialist by any stretch of the imagination, but one thing I do know is that it is utter quackery of the highest order to jump on Facebook groups and sell powdered horse piss or a ‘special diet’ that you claim can cure autism. 

Anyone who has autism, or indeed children with autism, will already be aware that life is hard enough without some unscrupulous prat trying to tell them that the condition can be cured with ‘supplements that are backed by medical science.’

What medical science might that be? A certificate of approval from Dr Teddington Bear from the Institute Of Toy Box?

So not only do parents have to put up with the stares and tutting when their autistic child has a melt down in Sainsbury’s, but now they have to be confronted with Scientology-esque ‘Work From Home Mummy Wummies’ who are convinced that aloe vera is somehow backed by a level of wizardry not seen since the days of Hogwarts.

I even saw one bellend trying to convince their peers that a carb-free diet would bring a child’s autism ‘under control.’

Of course it would ‘Chantelle.’ The signs of autism often disappear during a state of death.

Back in the good old days, this sort of utter fuckery was limited to small cards in London phoneboxes advertising the services of ‘Professor’ Herbert Sherbert of Kilburn with extensive medical training from the University of Lagos.

Facebook has now turned everyone into a qualified medical professional, and when some poor little bastard kicks the bucket it doesn’t even matter because their tragic story will be good for a few thousand likes and shares.