The fascinating aspect to me, would be, can this retraining, or rather, partial adaptation to normal social functioning within the brain of an autistic individual be augmented by the brain altering effects of the ketogenic state?
Another way that autistic individuals are different than many people with neurological disorders is this: I've read that stimulants are NOT advised for most people with neurological disorders because of their effects on the brain. I've read almost the opposite for autistic individuals. As long as they are kept to reasonable doses (this is not license for any autistic person reading this to go buck wild ) stimulants seem to help them focus which allows them to function with more ease and comfort in social situations (which is almost every situation) because they can pay better attention to the myriad of social signals flying at them all the time. It's not a magic bullet, but I know I catch at least a handful of the things I would normally miss after a cup or two of tea or yerba mate because my brain is more alert and in tune to these things.
I wonder if somehow, ketosis enhances this effect in the brain. A lot of people, myself included, seem to say they feel more alert and in-tune to their surroundings when they are in ketosis, and I think this could even be combined with mild levels of stimulants to help autistic individuals better adapt to the environment around them. Just a theory based on anecdotal evidence reported by both autistic and non-autistic individuals on one nice side effect of being in ketosis.
Yay for rambling!