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I assume she's referring to Vit D light therapy. Catherine1972 is probably referring more to circadian rhythm, but even with that, I think sunlight is essential, not just light.
Dr Mercola has a lot of information about Vit D light therapy, and even sells the bulbs (they're $$$). Some therapy locations have them (the counseling center at the college I went to had a Vit D lamp, I went there once a week just to sit under it and do some homework). There's also a skin spray that Dr Mercola sells. And of course you can give him oral Vit D supplements, but I'm always hesitant to get any vitamin (which D isn't really, it's a hormone) in a route that isn't natural. I.e. it's meant to be absorbed through the skin, not the digestive tract. So I'd do the lights or the spray before I'd take an oral supplement if I had the choice. Although all the research says that the oral supplements help, and certainly none of the research says that they cause any problems.
I've never heard of it being used specifically for Autism, but Vit D is good for anyone, so it's definitely worth a try.
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