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Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg

When Asi Naim, a severely autistic Israeli boy, started smacking his head against the wall and hurting himself in other ways, his parents tried every kind of psychiatric drug to calm him. Nothing worked.

“He was so totally out of it,” said his mother, Ricky Naim Blumenfeld. “It was scary.”