According to the boys' DAN dr, Ryder does have a metabolic disorder, and so do some other kids with autism. I've had several telephone appointments with Thoughtful House, and we are still in the gathering info stage. They want Ryder to be completely gfcfsf before his visit with them. (gluten free, casein free, soy free). We've done this three times, but always fall off the diet because of the cost, the inconvenience, the taste, etc. I'm trying to gear up again; get rid of all of the bad foods in the house and get Bill's 40th birthday out of the way this week so we can all start on March 1st. I cannot deny the last time we were on it that it helped with Ryder's tummy pain. The other boys, I'm not so sure. I have to take pics of Ryder's tummy and poop for the doctors, so I've been busying myself with that. I wish I could post some of his poop on here, because it is amazing to see how that could come out of just a little guy. But I won't. :D In the photos you can see his abdomen bloated. This is actually on a good day. It's usually alot worse than this.