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Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of using coloured spectacle lenses in the treatment of children with autistic spectrum disorders.[128701]

[holding answer 9 September 2003]: There is currently little evidence in this area and we are not aware of any widely accepted benefits to specific groups such as children on the autistic spectrum. We will, however, continue to consider the issue as evidence becomes available.