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Autism Education Summit: Dallas, Texas Offers Two Medical Tracks for Parents

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There's still time to plan your trip to Dallas, Texas for the inaugural Autism Education Summit.  There are two medical tracks; one for parents who are new to treatment, the other for parents with experience under their belts.

 Join friends old and new at The beautiful Fairmount hotel in the heart of downtown Dallas  - share your experience and take home medical expertise for your loved one on the spectrum.

Registration is only $79 and includes:

Access To All Summit Lectures

Complimentary Coffee and Tea Throughout the Event

Gift Bag with Products, Conference Program Guide and Vendor Coupons

Admission to the Friday Night Welcome Party and the Saturday Night Spectacular Event! Includes one alcoholic drink per event.

Regular Registration - July 1 - October 16, 2014 $79 for one person, $139 for two people

Onsite Registration - This rate begins on October 17, 2014. $99 for one person, $199 for two people

The Summit is created by parents (that's the "experience") and physicians you've known and trusted for years (that's the medical expertise.)    You'll recognize the companies who are helping to bring you this event too.

Sponsors AES

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Meet Top Autism Treatment Docs At the Autism Education Summit In Dallas

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We're blessed in the autism biomedical community to have a range of choices in conferences. Old friends gather in the Windy City each Spring, on the sunny West Coast of Florida each November and now, in Dallas, Texas beginning this October with the inaugural Autism Education Summit.  You'll see plenty of familiar faces and meet new friends and providers dedicated to helping every person on the spectrum achieve the best health and functioning.

Here's the schedule.  Here is the current list of speakers including AofA's Mark Blaxill (stay tuned for more.)

Register with a friend or partner to save. (See registration rates below) Better yet - take advantage of the special group rate savings for TEN attendees who register together. This rate is for any group of ten and includes special bonus recognition at the conference. What a great way to acknowledge a local organization, school program, town support group or even a local treatment center in your area! Email info@autismeducationsummit for more info about creating your own group.

Join the Age of Autism team at The beautiful Fairmount hotel in the heart of downtown Dallas - meet old friends, make new friends - share your experience and take home medical expertise for your loved one on the spectrum.

Registration includes:

Access To All Summit Lectures

Complimentary Coffee and Tea Throughout the Event

Gift Bag with Products, Conference Program Guide and Vendor Coupons

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Announcing The Autism Education Summit: Where Experience Meets Medical Expertise

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We're blessed in the autism biomedical community to have a range of choices in conferences. Old friends gather in the Windy City each Spring, on the sunny West Coast of Florida each November and now, in Dallas, Texas beginning this October with the inaugural Autism Education Summit.

Register with a friend or partner to save. (See registration rates below) Better yet - take advantage of the special group rate savings for TEN attendees who register together. This rate is for any group of ten and includes special bonus recognition at the conference. What a great way to acknowledge a local organization, school program, town support group or even a local treatment center in your area! Email info@autismeducationsummit for more info about creating your own group.

Join the Age of Autism team at The beautiful Fairmount hotel in the heart of downtown Dallas - meet old friends, make new friends - share your experience and take home medical expertise for your loved one on the spectrum.

Registration includes:

Access To All Summit Lectures

Complimentary Coffee and Tea Throughout the Event

Gift Bag with Products, Conference Program Guide and Vendor Coupons

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Autism Research Institute Live Webinar Ask The Clinician with Dr. Nancy O'Hara

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Ask the Clinician - with Nancy O'Hara, MD Register HERE.

Please note: Because this is live Q&A and not a presentation in lecture format, certificates of participation will not be offered for this event.

Have questions you'd like to ask a physician? Struggling to navigate evidence-based treatment for yourself or your loved one on the autism spectrum? Here's your chance to pose questions for free in real time.

Dr. Nancy O'Hara is a board certified Pediatrician. Until January 2010, she was the Assistant Medical Director for Defeat Autism Now!® Physican Training and the Physican Mentoring Director for Defeat Autism Now!® in Europe. Prior to her medical career, Dr. O'Hara taught children with autism. She graduated with highest honors from Bryn Mawr College and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society from the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. She earned a Master's degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. After residency, chief residency and general pediatric fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. O' Hara was in private practice for 7 years. Dr. O'Hara has worked with Dr. Sidney Baker and other practitioners in the research and care of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder for many years. Since 1999 she has dedicated her practice to the integrative and holistic care of children with neurodevelopmental disorders and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

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Contest: Taste-Free Enhansa Curcumin Supplement from Lee Silsby

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We have three bottles of new "Taste-free" Enhansa to give to three lucky readers. Leave a comment and include your email address in the email line so we can contact you if you win. Thank you to Lee Silsby for always seeking new ways to ensure nutrional support for our families.

The same original Enhansa in a water-dispersible powder form that is nearly taste-free.

Enhansa Taste-Free also has less scent, is less staining and easier to mix than the original formula.

Enhansa is a proprietary blend of curcuminoids derived from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa (Curcumin). It is the specific ratio of curcuminoids, along with the specialized method of extraction, which allows for the unique benefits of Enhansa as compared to other Curcumin products.

Some of the positive results have been mentioned in a recent 20-patient study on Enhansa and concurred by hundreds of practitioners that prescribe it on a daily basis to their patients. Take a look at some testimonials here.

Enhansa has been tested to be very low in oxalates and phenols. Each batch of Enhansa is tested for heavy metal content. The results of the testing show that most heavy metals are below the detectable limit, and those that are detectable exist at extremely low concentrations.

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CEASE Therapy Overview – How it Helps Children with Autism

CEASEBy Sima Ash, CHom, CEASE Certified Practitioner, C.N.C.

CEASE therapy was developed by Dutch physician Tinus Smits who was looking for a way to help children with autism. CEASE stands for Complete Elimination Autism Spectrum Expression and Dr. Smits helped well over 300 children with Autism prior to his death in 2010. While his method was originally designed for children with autism, Dr. Smits and those that he trained have experienced success treating a number of conditions including MS, Chronic Fatigue, allergies, ear infections, hyperactivity, and detoxificat

CEASE utilizes several holistic elements to form a systematic approach that helps people detox from physical and energetic blockages while bringing balance to the mind and body.  The elements used in CEASE are:

Homeopathy – the use of remedies in different potencies.  The remedies are produced by dilution and succession and are labeled according to their potency.  Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy noted that if a certain potency had an impact, but had not yet finished healing the problem, often times a higher potency was needed to continue the healing process. 

Isotherapy – the use of pathogenic substances that have been prepared in homeopathic potencies.  For instance if a particular medication such as Prednisone is suspected to play a part in an illness, the homeopathic version of Prednisone will be used to help the body rid itself of the physical and energetic imprints that it has left on the body. 

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STX209 Families Send Open Letter To Roche About Drug Trial

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We recently reported on a drug trial that had been discontinued do to lack of funding when Roche Pharmaceuticals terminated its agreement with Seaside Therapeutics.  The STX209 families who were in the trial published an open letter to the CEO of Roche and received a response via Twitter.   The trial was for a drug known as STX209/Arbaclofen. The study was to include both Fragile X Syndrome and autism.  We realize that Fragile X is a very different diagnosis from autism in that it is testable and confirmable. There is some overlap in presentation and there were autism families in the study. While we tend to be leery of pharmaceutical options, for those families for whom this drug was improving their children's lives in the short term - we hope they find a way to continue the study.

Here is an excerpt of the letter:

An Open Letter Regarding STX209 to Dr. Severin Schwan, Roche Pharmaceuticals


Dr. Severin Schwan
Chief Executive Officer
Roche Pharmaceuticals
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Konzern-Hauptsitz
Grenzacherstrasse 124
CH-4070 Basel
Schweiz

June 10, 2013

Dear Dr. Schwan:

Behind every drug Roche Pharmaceuticals makes are the personal stories of patients and their families. You must hear these stories everyday, and we cannot imagine the pressures you face determining where to put your resources and whose lives – whose children’s lives – you will try to save. We understand you cannot support every drug and every trial, but you are a father, so surely you will understand our desperation and need to reach out to you directly to help our children. Like most parents, we are certain you would go to any lengths – contact any person – if your children needed help; so you’ll understand why we are writing you this letter.

Recently, Roche Pharmaceuticals was involved with a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical company called Seaside Therapeutics, Inc., which has been developing a drug called STX209 (Arbaclofen).  This compound has been in Phase III trials for children with fragile X syndrome.

When Roche pulled back on its R&D, it ended its involvement and financial support for STX209. We understand there have been issues with the therapy’s trial results, but it had statistically relevant improvements to secondary outcome measures. Luca Santarelli, head of neuroscience research at Roche has been quoted as saying “We concluded that arbaclofen wasn’t going to provide that real difference for patients.” Dr. Schwan, we respectfully disagree, the improvements we have seen in our children have changed the lives of our families.

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Autism Action is Year Round: Generation Rescue Grant Success

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We've finally left April and its namby pamby feel good (not that we don't like feel good stories at AofA) blue lit "awareness" behind. It's fitting that May first was MAY DAY - the call of distress. Here's a story from Generation Rescue, our sponsor, and provider of the Rescue Family Grant. This grant program puts dollars into familes' hands and medical treatment.  And it is quietly changing lives for the better. Thank you to Jenny McCarthy, Candace MacDonald and the entire GR team.   You can meet Jenny and bask in the GenRescue Lounge at the Autism One Generation Rescue conference in Chicago later this month.  The cost is just $50 for a five day conference if you register by May 6.

Listen to what a Mom said about what the grant has done for her son:

Less than a month into starting biomedical treatment, the Generation Rescue grant recipients are making amazing progress!

"P's teachers were thrilled today when I came to pick him up from school. They said it was the best day he's had in a long time. P's expressive and receptive language is just taking off. He is able to express anything he wants. We're over the moon! Seeing these positive changes makes us so grateful for this opportunity."

-V, Mom to P

To find out more about the Generation Rescue Family Grant program and to apply to start treatment, please visit Gen Rescue.

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OurKidsASD Contest for Enhansa Curcumin or ASD Autism Spectrum Supplement

Enter to winOur friends at OurKidsASD have a contest for you. No Luck of the Irish Lee SIlsby needed, just leave a comment to enter and you can choose from one bottle of Enhansa Curcumin 150mg, 600mg or powder or ASD Vitamin and Mineral Powder any version.

OurKidsASD is the in-house brand from our sponsor Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy in Cleveland, Ohio. Lee Silsby is one of the largest and most respected compounding pharmacies in the country.

Our pharmacy offers a:

  • Class 100 certified clean room for preparing sterile products
  • Dedicated capsule room
  • Large compounding facility
  • Pharmacists always available to speak with practitioners and patients

We use only the finest quality chemicals and equipment to prepare our patients’ compounded medications and nutritional supplements. Customizing medication and nutritional supplements for our customers allows them to achieve their unique health goals.

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Leucovorin Study for Autism

Lee SIlsbyManaging Editor's Note:  We are proud to share with you that  Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy in Cleveland, Ohio, is supplying the Leucovorin for this study below. Alan Israel, lead pharmacist, has been a leader in our community to ensure safe, effective biomedical treatments for our children. On a personal note, Lee Silsby was the first pharmacy I ever used for girls' back in 2001 and I've never forgotten their customer care and attention.  Thank you, Alan and the staff at LS.  KRS

A Folinic acid intervention for ASD

Dr. Richard Frye is conducting an exciting study on the impact of a daily treatment of folinic acid on ASD-related symptoms. The hypothesis is that an folinic acid will improve folate metabolism in the brain, oxidative stress and mitochondrial function in children with autism, resulting in specific health improvements for patients with autism, a discovery that would be very welcome by the autism community.

Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy has been selected as the sole supplier of Leucovorin (folinic acid) for the study. Alan Israel, R. Ph., the lead pharmacist at Lee Silsby, stated that the biomedical community can benefit greatly from more research and that he is willing to help out as much as possible. To his credit, Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy has agreed to provide folinic acid for both the double-blind placebo-controlled portion of the trial as well as the open-label portion of the trial at no cost to the patients in the trial.

Dr. Frye’s current proposal can potentially provide strong evidence for a folinic acid intervention and will provide insight into the subgroups of children with ASD who would benefit from folinic acid.  The primary goal is to improve language for those with ASD (which is measured by the receptive and expressive CELF language index). Preliminary studies have suggested that a folinic acid intervention is associated with receptive and expressive language improvements. For example, in a case-series of 44 children with ASD and the folate receptor alpha autoantibody, treatment with high-dose folinic acid (2 mg/kg/day divided twice a day; maximum dose 50mg / day) improved communication, attention, and stereotypical behavior in many children with ASD.

Folate is an essential B vitamin required for normal neurodevelopment.  Defects in folate metabolism can cause secondary physiological abnormalities, some of which have been associated with ASD.  In this study, Dr. Frye and his team aim to study several physiological mechanisms associated with folate abnormalities in children with ASD: the folate receptor alpha autoantibody that reduce folate transport across the blood-brain barrier, low glutathione redox status, mitochondrial dysfunction and genetic polymorphisms. Most importantly, ASD patients with these physiological mechanisms have shown improvement in ASD symptoms with a folinic acid intervention.

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Register For Fall Autism Research Institute Conference in Orange County

ARI sidebar logoThe Fall 2012 ARI Conference is set for October 11-14th at the Hyatt Regency Orange County near Disneyland in Garden Grove, CA. The Autism Research Institute has negotiated a block of special discounted room rates of just $119 per night. You must reserve your room by next Monday to take advantage of this special rate.

REGISTER HERE

Don't Miss Our Free Special Event with Ken Cook October 12th Hear Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook's 10 Americans presentation in person at the Hyatt Regency Orange County at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12th.

Enter to Win an iPad and See "Stories in a Snapshot" at ARI's Networking Party Sat., Oct. 13th  

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Age of Autism Contest: OurKidsASD Autism Supplements

Enter to win Congrats Trina and Carly, our winners. Contest is Closed.

Our good friends from Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD are offering you a chance to try two popular and useful products for back to school for free in this latest contest.

Trina and Carly won a bottle of Kensho Nutritional Support (powder) for the hyperactive child and a jar of  GabaMag cream with NO formaldehyde releasing preservatives. 

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Meet The Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs: MAPS

ListenMapping the way forward, with Dr. Dan Rossignol and Shannon Kenitz

On the VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Channel
AutismOne: A Conversation of Hope<
Tuesday, August 7, 12 noon Eastern/9 am Pacific
Listen HERE

MAPS:  Mapping the way forward, with Dr. Dan Rossignol and Dan_rossignol Shannon Kenitz

The Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS) has been developing an ASD Fellowship for physicians and other medical professionals. Under the guidance of Daniel Rossignol, MD, FAAFP, and David Berger, MD, FAAP, this evidence-based course of study has been uniquely designed by clinicians for clinicians. The MAPS Spectrum Standard of Care Conference is coming up September 27-29 in Orlando, FL, with CME units available.  Dr. Dan Rossignol, MAPS president and head of the Rossignol Medical Center, and Shannon Kenitz, executive director of the International Hyperbarics Association (IHA), join Teri to talk about MAPS and the road forward for kids on the autism spectrum.  Visit www.medmaps.org.

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Win Dr. Martha Herbert's The Autism Revolution Whole Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be

Autism RevolutionWe have contests frequently at Age of Autism. But this one is special. Dr. Martha Herbert, MD, who is an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and a pediatric neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital has kindly given us a signed copy of her book The Autism Revolution Whole Body Strategies For Making Life all it Can Be. Please leave a comment to enter.

After years of treating patients and analyzing scientific data, prominent Harvard Medical School researcher and clinician Dr. Martha Herbert offers a revolutionary new view of autism. Autism is not hardwired into a child’s genes and destined to remain fixed forever, as parents are often told. Instead, Dr. Herbert approaches autism as a collection of challenges, many of which can be tackled in a deliberate and methodical way. Her recommendations aim to provide optimal nutrition, reduce toxic exposures, shore up the immune system, reduce stress, and open the door to learning and creativity—all by understanding and truly meeting your child’s needs.

Drawing from the newest research, technologies, and insights, as well as inspiring case studies of both children and adults, Dr. Herbert guides you through small changes that can create a substantial difference in your loved one with autism. A paradigm-changing book that offers hope and healing for the millions of people with autism in their lives, The Autism Revolution shows that there’s plenty you can do every day to reduce vulnerability, feel better and live life to its fullest.

Read the Table of Contents and Introduction.

Read Preventing and Dealing with Autism Problem Behaviors.

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Free Two Day Event As Talk About Curing Autism Philadelphia Chapter Welcomes Dr. Richard Frye to Speak

Dr. Richard Frye**FREE EVENT** Save the date! TACA 160

Don’t miss this special two-day event where you can hear the latest on Autism research and treatments from one of the top ASD specialists in the country! Come with questions and hear Dr. Frye speak on…

Location:
Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church
3625 Chapel Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073Dr. Richard Frye is coming to TACA PA!!
www.tacanow.org

Friday, August 3, 2012, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

• Neurological Abnormalities in ASD

Children with autism have been found to have many neurological abnormalities. These include differences in brain function, structure and connectivity, neurotransmitter and metabolic abnormalities and electrical disturbances in the brain including seizures. This talk will review some of the important aspects of these neurological abnormalities and their treatments.

Saturday, August 4, 2012, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

One Talk Covering Two Common Issues

• Mitochondrial Disorders in Autism Mitochondria

There is strong evidence that many children with autism also have a mitochondrial disorder, which means that the mitochondria produce less fuel for the body and for the brain. This talk will discuss the challenges of how to test for mitochondrial disorders, as well as the current treatments available for them.

• Seizures in Autism

A New National Survey on Treatments: Approximately 25% of children and adults with autism have seizures, and another 50% have sub-clinical seizures that are often undetected but may affect their intellectual functioning. This presentation will briefly review seizure issues in autism, and then present the new results of a national survey of over 500 children and adults with seizures, with a comparison of the benefits and possible side effects of many medical, dietary, and nutritional treatments.

Dr. Richard Frye, M.D., Ph.D., who is the Director of Autism Research and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, speaks across the country on pediatric neurological disorders. He specializes in pediatric neurology disorders including learning disabilities and dyslexia, autism and developmental delay, speech and language delay, attention deficit, tics and Tourette’s syndrome, sleep disorders, and epileptic encephalopathy. Dr. Frye is board certified in Pediatrics and in Neurology and completed fellowships in behavioral neurology and psychology.
Nationally Renowned Speaker from Autism One, ARI & more!

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Autism Research Institute Spring Conference April 26 Newark NJ

ARI sidebar logoWe're fortunate to have conferences year round from organizations seeking to provide the best in treatment, education, living, employment and other pressing topics in autism. Traveling isn't always easy for us though - goodness knows.  This year, the Spring 2012 ARI conference is in Newark, NJ at Liberty International Airport. That means you can hop onto AMTRAK from almost anywhere on the Eastern seaboard and chug chug right to the conference. No airlines, no taxis, no hassle.

Register HERE

From ARI:

We've brought back our popular "Buddy Pass" rates exclusively online. Pre-register a group of two or more online to attend a General, Science or Diet Session, then add as many friends as you want for the sessions they want, and you'll all save 25% on your registration.

Note: 25% Discount does not apply to practitioner seminars, fees for continuing education credits, printed books or special events. Discount is automatically applied at checkout when you register online.

FRIDAY GENERAL SESSION - APRIL 27TH
7:30-8:15
       
Registration, Exhibit Viewing, Hosted Coffee, Cash Breakfast
8:15-8:30
       
Welcome Announcements
SPEAKER  Stephen Edelson, Ph.D.
8:30-9:30
       
The Time Is Now
SPEAKER  Andrew Levinson, MD
9:40-10:30

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Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier, M.D To Present at Autism One Generation Rescue Conference

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YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS -- IN PERSON -- AT THE AUTISMONE/GENERATION RESCUE 2012 CONFERENCE ON FRIDAY, MAY 25, 11:30 AM

The Westin Yorktown Lombard, IL (outside Chicago)

Go to Autism One Generation Rescue Conference to register ($25 processing fee, conference is free.)

AUTISM: The Microbial Track    
Presented by Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier, M.D., and the group CHRONIMED

Health authorities in many countries are concerned - and rightly so - of the significant growth in the number of children with a specific neuropsychiatric syndrome, autism. The most recent CDC US statistics give an estimate of 1 child in 88 affected by an autism-related syndrome. The sociopsychological aspects of this complex syndrome should be treated as such, but we researchers and doctors believe it necessary to go further by looking for organic causes and from this, derive a policy of both treatment and prevention. The observed increase may come from genetic factors -- real factors to be sure -- but factors that have not changed in the various populations affected in less than a generation. On the other hand, we must consider environmental factors as they have changed considerably our biosphere: infant nutrition, air pollution and pesticides, increased exposure to electromagnetic radiation of all frequencies associated with the globalization of human communication, and changes in our microbial flora.

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Winner Lee Silsby OurKidsASD Autism Treatment Contest

Enter to win  CONTEST IS CLOSED. We'll have another soon from our good friends at Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD.

Congrats to RONDA and MANDY who've each won a bottle Enhansa (150mg/150 capsules or 30gm powder) and a bottle of ASD vitamin and mineral powder (30 scoops, any variety).

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Age of Autism Contest: Lee Silsby OurKidsASD Enhansa and ASD!

Enter to win  Our good friends from Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD are offering you a chance to try two popular and useful products free in this latest contest.

Leave a comment to win a bottle Enhansa (150mg/150 capsules or 30gm powder) and a bottle of ASD vitamin and mineral powder (30 scoops, any variety). We'll have 2 winners.

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Mending Autism Webinar on Managing Stress of ASD with Pediatrician Dr. Jerry Kartzinel

Mending AutismDr. Jerry Kartzinel will speak regularly on topics related to the care and management of autism for parents of children with autism.  You're invited by  Dr. Jerry to email mendingautism@gmail.com to sign up for this Wednesday night's (March 14, 2012) webinar on Managing The Stress of Autism which runs at 9PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific.

Dr Jerry Kartzinel is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He specializes in the recovery of neurodevelopmental, chronic neuro-inflammatory diseases, and hormonal dysfunctions. After receiving his medical degree at St Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in pediatric medicine in the Air Force. Following Desert Storm, Dr Kartzinel practiced general pediatrics in private practice for 10 years until his fourth boy was diagnosed with Autism. A nationally recognized speaker and New York Times Best Selling Author, Dr. Kartzinel has presented medical interventions that work to improve the lives of his patients who suffer from many types of medical conditions that include: autism, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, sleep cycle disruptions, and hormonal imbalances. He regularly teaches Continuing Medical Educations courses on children’s health issues to physicians and other health professionals. His clinical approach is to treat the whole patient by carefully obtaining a full and complete history and based on this history, obtaining very detailed laboratory evaluations. Individualized plans are implemented integrating the very latest medical interventions that include both traditional and complimentary medicine approaches.

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Autism File Presents Article on Camel Milk by Christina Adams

Autism file logoThank you to Christina Adams and Autism File Magazine for allowing us to share this article on Camel Milk and autism with  you.  Published bi-monthly, Autism File is available nationwide at Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, and several other retail outlets, and by subscription.  For more information, visit www.autismfile.com .

Mother/Author’s Six-Year Camel Milk Quest Revealed

New Article Reports Significant Results for Autism, Diabetes and Machado-Joseph Treatment

Los Angeles, CA -- In an article published today, author Christina Adams reveals for the first time her secret six-year struggle to import raw camel milk from Israel to treat her son who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two.  Reporting that treatment with camel milk greatly improved her son’s autism symptoms, Ms. Adams, featured Autism File contributor and author of A Real Boy: A True Story of Autism, Early Intervention and Recovery (Berkley/Penguin), also points out scientifically documented information showing treatment potential for a range of diseases and conditions including diabetes, hepatitis, and food allergies. The article, appearing in the April/May issue of the Autism File magazine, breaks the news that camel milk is reportedly reversing symptoms in some patients with Machado-Joseph disease--a fatal inherited disorder with no previously known treatments.

In the article, Ms. Adams, a former NPR Day to Day commentator, explains the science behind the use of camel milk for treatment of various diseases.  She also shares her personal story of being a newly single mom who reached across the world via Skype and telephone to form a bond with two Israelis, one an esteemed Israeli-American scientist, the other a camel milk producer.  According to Ms. Adams, “They sent milk for my son, who showed remarkably better speech, attention and emotional connection the morning after drinking a half-cup of milk at bedtime.”  Adams also contacted California camel farmer Gil Riegler of Oasis Camel Dairy, as seen on “Dirty Jobs,” “Larry King Live” and “Bizarre Foods” (upcoming), who brought her frozen bottles of milk in suitcases from Israel after she introduced him to her Israeli contacts—one of whom turned out to live next door to Gil’s brother.

Ms. Adams will give the first known US public lectures on camel milk’s healing properties in May at Oasis’s first “camel dairy” seminar in California and at the Autism One conference in Chicago, in her new “Practical Magic” lecture series.  She is the first known person to get federal government permission to import camel milk for autism.  “My son has been drinking camel milk for the last five years, making him probably the longest continual user of camel milk for autism treatment,” said Ms. Adams.

You can read the full article at Got Camel Milk? Anecdotal Evidence Suggests It May Improve Autism Symptoms But Getting it From the Desert to Your Door Isn't Easy. Excerpt below:

Nomads in Algeria have long said, “Water is the soul, milk is the life.” They may be proved right
by emerging reports that camel milk, the drink of nomadic peoples from Mongolia to India, may have a healing effect on various diseases.

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Introducing MAPS: The Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs

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An important movement has been initiated that holds great promise for the future of autism prevention and recovery. The Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS) has as its mission to “provide education and long-term support for practitioners, ensuring the quality and consistency of medical care for children with autism and related chronic conditions.”

Although much of the focus will be on autism, MAPS will deal with all things pediatric, including allergies, asthma, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, immune dysfunction, and more.

Prolific author, researcher, and clinician Daniel A. Rossignol, MD, FAAFP, serves as president, and holistic, board certified pediatrician David Berger, MD, FAAP, serves as vice president. I interviewed Dr.

Berger, who has a superb track record of preventing autism and other chronic illnesses in his pediatric population, and I was excited and encouraged by what he told me of MAPS.

I first asked Dr. Berger why there was a need for MAPS. Dr. Berger began by telling me why MAPS is unique, exemplifying the need: “This is a program developed by physicians, organized by physicians, and taught by physicians for physicians. Clinicians will need to go through a series of requirements before obtaining the level of Fellowship.”

The MAPS curriculum will center on conferences that consist of two levels of training. MAPS will offer several levels of affiliation. Anyone who works with individuals on the autism spectrum can be a member of MAPS and attend MAPS conferences; however, only prescribing practitioners who can implement pharmacological strategies can move to the Candidate and then the Fellow levels of MAPS. The reason for this is that individuals with an autism diagnosis often have underlying conditions—what some people call “comorbid”—that may benefit greatly from some prescription medications.

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From Truth to Treatment: Autism One Generation Rescue 2012 Conference Registration Opens This Week

ChicagoUse your Hanukkah gelt or stocking stuffer cash for a trip that's sure to make Chicago "your kind of town." Autism One is a whirlwind of friendship, support, knowledge, partying (what, you think we're all business?) and energizes attendees to seek answers for loved ones throughout the year.

• 100+ SPEAKERS/PRESENTATIONS
• 20+ TRACKS
• 5 DAYS
• 3 KEYNOTES
• 5 FEATURED

How did you know that your child could be helped? Someone told you the truth. After a decade of AutismOne's service to you, your child, and your family, that is what the AutismOne/Generation Rescue 2012 Conference continues to do -- present you with the truth . . . the truth that leads to treatment. It's the dawn of a new decade for AutismOne. It's the dawn of a new era for your child.

This year's proceedings include Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine Dr. Luc Montagnier, best-selling author David Lender, and a major announcement we hope to make later this week. The conference registration fee has again been waived. There is a minimal processing/materials fee of $25, and those registering through February 15, 2012, will receive a coupon for three free digital lecture downloads from the 2011 video selection. There will be affordable childcare spots available to conference registrants on a first come, first served basis.

AutismOne is also pleased to announce the opportunity for you to make tax-deductible, year-end donations through our new donation button starting December 26, 2011. Please help us continue to help children and families far and wide through the many educational and advocacy initiatives of AutismOne, including the conference, Autism Science Digest, AutismOne Radio, and much more. Many thanks for your kind support. www.autismone.org.

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Join Dr. Amy Yasko of Holistic Heal Live (From Your Home!)

Yasko autism oneIf you've met Dr. Amy at Autism One, you know she packs the house for her sessions.  Putting families first, she also offers free consultation and support online.  Since 2003, Dr. Amy, the mother of three, has worked with thousands of families of children with autism. She has earned a doctorate in molecular biology and immunology, and certifications in Alternative Medical and Holistic Health practice.  Visit DrAmyYasko.com to learn more about her practice.

Join Dr. Amy Yasko in the beautiful mountains of Maine for a Question & Answer session with Erin Griffin, SuperMom and moderator of our www.CH3nutrigenomics.com chat group. Watch via videochat as she answers your questions, handpicked by Erin from the Discussion Group forum.

All Q&A sessions will be archived and available for additional viewing after the premiere at www.DrAmyYasko.com/Resources/QandA

Answers will also be provided in written format and posted on the www.CH3nutrigenomics.com chat group for additional reference.

Please note that the Q&A Session will not replace Dr. Amy's Webisode Series every other Sunday at 8PM EST, but is an additional resource we provide towards your Pathway to Recovery.

We hope that you enjoy this new feature from Holistic Health International

The next airtime will be this Sunday, Dec. 18th at 2pm EST and will continue there after on the 1st Sunday of every month at 2PM EST.

Dr. Amy comments on questions posed by families using the Yasko Protocol in the Online Discussion Group.
Learn more about Dr. Amy.

The Nutrigenomic Test used in our program is based on Dr. Amy’s extensive research, and clinical experience—working with both children with autism, and adults with neurological ailments.

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Prescribing Zoloft and Other Antidepressants to a Fetus

Pregnant drugsBy Deborah Merlin

Dr. Tinus Smits the founder of CEASE-therapy for autism, believes that:

 Autism is an accumulation of different causes:

  • about 70% is due to vaccines
  • 25% to toxic medication and substances
  • 5% to some diseases

According to a study in the Archives of General Psychiatry, women who took Zoloft or other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) were twice as likely to give birth to a child with autism spectrum disorder.

A review of medical records of more than 1,800 children, including 298 who have autism, found the risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder was about twice as high among women who took SSRIs in the year before giving birth.

Mothers who take Zoloft in late pregnancy can “pass along” side effects to their baby.   Side effects include:  persistent neonatal pulmonary hypertension, neonatal serotonin syndrome and a neonatal withdrawal syndrome. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a group of problems that occur in a newborn who had been exposed to drugs while in the mother’s womb.

Suicide, worsening of depression and mania (especially in undiagnosed bipolar disorder) are among the psychiatric serious Zoloft side effects. For example these two tragic cases were attributed to Zoloft. 

1.      Brynn Hartman, wife of comedian Phil Hartman, shot and killed her husband and herself while on Zoloft.

2.      Christopher Pittman at age twelve shot and killed his grandparents. He claims a voice inside his head told him to kill his grandparents on November 28, 2001.Christopher had recently started to take Zoloft to treat mild depression.

My personal experience with Zoloft:

When my twins were young, I was seeing a behavior specialist to assist me in how to deal with ADHD children. Although I was not clinically depressed she suggested that I try an antidepressant. She said it would help take the edge off the stress of raising ADHD-diagnosed twins. I was prescribed Zoloft. The one positive thing I had going on in my life was a happy marriage. Within three days of taking Zoloft, my sex drive disappeared, my emotions felt as though they were trapped in a cave inside my brain and I was numb and emotionally disconnected from my family. The medicine actually made me depressed. I stopped Zoloft after a month.

In experiencing adverse symptoms while taking Zoloft, it made me wonder how much damage SRRI’s are causing to a fetus’ developing brain. There are many safe effective alternative ways to treat depression. And we should start by addressing the root causes of depression.  Some of the most common reasons for depression are:

Hypothyroid (low thyroid):  When the thyroid gland is underactive, your metabolism slows down and you may suffer from depression along with many other health conditions. To learn more go to Hypothyroidism and Depression. 

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Dr. Amy Yasko to Live Stream 2 Autism Treatment Conference Sessions

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Can’t make it to Los Angeles for the Yasko Protocol Conference this weekend? We are excited to announce that HHI will be live streaming two segments of the conference HERE..

  • Sat, Oct 8th @ 8am Pacific Time “Mutations & Methylation”
  • Sat, Oct 8th @ 12:30pm Pacific Time “More Pieces to the Puzzle”

 

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Age of Autism Contest: OurKidsASD Lee Silsby Supplements for Back to School

Enter to win  The contest is CLOSED. Congrats to Casie L. and Heather C.! I've sent each of you an email. Kim

Our good friends from Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD are offering you a chance to try two popular and useful products for back to school for free in this latest contest.

THE CONTEST IS CLOSED.

Leave a comment to win a bottle of Kensho Nutritional Support (powder) for the hyperactive child and a jar of  GabaMag cream with NO formaldehyde releasing preservatives.  We'll have TWO winners. Good luck!

 

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Get on the (MB12) Stick! revitaPOP is on GROUPON!

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Click here to see our friends at revitaPOP with a great deal on Groupon!


Recent studies show that using nutritional supplements can maximize workouts, allowing exercisers to run the 40-yard dash in only 20 yards. Garner your fitness efforts with today's Groupon from revitaPOP. Choose between the following options:

    * For $12, you get a one-month supply of revitaPOP, plus shipping and handling (up to a $39.99 value).
    * For $25, you get a three-month supply of revitaPOP, plus shipping and handling (up to an $88.98 value).

revitaPOP, lauded by VegNews in 2010, packages a bioavailable form of vitamin B12 into scrumptious lollipops to help patrons supplement their diets. The methylcobalamin, or mB12, inside each pop is a neurologically active, quick-acting form of the vitamin that travels through the tongue’s trigeminal nerve to reach all destinations in the body, including omniscient third eyes. The confection’s effects travel swiftly through the system, providing bodies with extra energy, potentially improving focus, and upping infection-beating ability. Organic, evaporated, and unrefined cane juice partners with delectable goji flavor to surround each lollipop’s 3.6 milligrams of nutritious cargo, allowing each vitalolly to clock in at only 5 grams of sugar. Each month’s supply comes packaged in a neat bag of 30 pops, safe to suck on daily for a rejuvenating lift, and can be safely bequeathed to kids to help boost their grades, mood, and spontaneous declarations of amalgamated career choices.

revitaPOP also supports communities with disabilities, employing and enabling workers operating with brain injuries, developmental disabilities, and autism, among others, to generate independence and self-sufficiency in their lives.

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Pathways To Recovery The Yasko Protocol Conference Los Angeles This October

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Holistic Health International is proud to host Dr. Amy Yasko’s conference in Los Angeles, CA- October 7-9, 2011. Our conference in Boston last summer was a resounding success for both newcomers and veterans of the protocol. This year we look forward to meeting again and have a great event planned in sunny Los Angeles this coming Columbus Day weekend. We invite you to join us for a weekend of learning, science, hope and recovery. For more details call 1-800-768-8744 or log onto www.HolisticHeal.com  We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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Dr. Amy Yasko To Host Autism Treatment Conference in Los Angeles in October

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Holistic Health International is proud to host Dr. Amy Yasko’s conference in Los Angeles, CA- October 7-9, 2011. Our conference in Boston last summer was a resounding success for both newcomers and veterans of the protocol. This year we look forward to meeting again and have a great event planned in sunny Los Angeles this coming Columbus Day weekend. We invite you to join us for a weekend of learning, science, hope and recovery. For more details call 1-800-768-8744 or log onto www.HolisticHeal.com  We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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Autism Science Digest August Issue: ADHD Treatment, Thyroid and More

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Get your 160-page August edition of Autism Science Digest -- the magazine that gives you the value of a book!  See what subscribers around the world are reading. Subscribe HERE.

The August issue's articles include:

  • Cerebral folate deficiency in autism spectrum disorders
  • Biofilm: A Cause of Chronic Gastrointestinal Issues in ASD
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction and autism spectrum disorders
  • Hope through Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Current Trends in ADHD/ADD Treatment
  • The Thyroid-Autism Connection
  • And much more!

AutismOne brings you your favorite authors and information you can share with your family, friends, physicians, patients, coworkers, and colleagues but -- most of all -- your kids!

A one-year subscription is just $24.95 in the US/Canada and $45.00 USD around the world.

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Your Healing Treatment: Hope and Healing For Families Affected By Autism

Your healing retreat By Maureen McDonnell RN

A new concept for helping to heal children and their families affected by autism was born! The first annual Your Healing Retreat took place June 3rd to the 5th at a beautiful lakeside retreat center in the mountains of western North Carolina. Parents, therapists and physicians gathered to learn not only the biomedical approach and practical pearls for improving the health and behavior of children, they also enjoyed workshops on strategies for healing their own lives. (Visit Your Healing Retreat for photos and more info.)

As most people know, living and working with children affected by autism can be exhausting! The organizers of the Healing Retreat (Dr. Julie Buckley, Maureen McDonnell, RN, Dr. Liz Mumper, Dr. Nancy O’Hara and Dr. Stephanie Cave) decided from the onset this event would be different. Yes, there were excellent and informative CME lectures on the science, and practical approaches for getting the kids better, but additionally these sisters in science spirit and spunk crafted the agenda with careful consideration for the caregivers.

Thanks to the generosity of our title sponsor Hopewelll Pharmacy and Compounding Center, our Gold sponsor OxyHealth and our additional high quality, hand selected companies, attendees were provided with nurturing and rejuvenating experiences that included: free massage, organic food for all meals (thank you Houston Enzymes), a lakeside wine reception, a workshops on ways to create a healthy home or office, toxin free dentistry and healthy gf/cf diets with added information on the how’s and why’s of vegetable juicing and fermented foods. Parents and clinicians alike took advantage of early morning yoga, walked the beautiful trails, swam in the lake, enjoyed the live performance by H Hanson, learned stress management techniques, benefited from sessions on healing relationships and danced (with some wild socks) at the Saturday night SOKHOP.

The 3- day event ended with a special closing ceremony that focused on the healing energy that we each possess. Together we focused that energy on our children and on ourselves. There is hope for us all to HEAL.

Follow the healing retreat movement on our soon to be launched on line community. More details to follow or go to www.yourhealingretreat.com for updates.

Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to seeing you next year!

The Sisters in Science, Spirit and Spunk

Visit Your Healing Retreat for photos and more.

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Win Two Free Tickets to the AMAB Cleveland Autism Conference!

Free ticket By Kim Stagliano

THE CONTEST IS CLOSED. We'll alert the winners by email.

We have ten sets of two free tickets (one for you and a friend) to the AMAB conference in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday July 22 and Saturday July 23rd compliments of the conference organizers and our wonderful sponsor Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy. Leave a comment to enter. Winners announced on Monday.Go to www.asdboards.org to learn more.

I'll be speaking and signing books on Friday afternoon and would love to meet you!

Speakers include Raun Kaufman of Son Rise, Dr.Patrick Elliot, a surgeon with twin boys on the spectrum, Dr. Derrick Lonsdale, a pioneer in Defeat Autism Now! (and our daughter Mia's first physician for autism treatment) and many others. The therapy panel on Sunday includes top speech, OT and cranio-sacral experts from the area. Click HERE for the complete list of speakers.

Lunches and refreshments are included each day

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Donna Pessin: Healing the Gut in Autism

Unique healing By Donna Pessin

“The answer to autism lies in the gut,” say many scientists, researchers, and well-respected health care practitioners. But is it really that simple, and how, exactly, do you heal your child’s gut?

For the last 18 years I have been studying gut, or bowel health. My entire nutritional practice has focused on healing the body by healing the bowel. I’ve been on “this bandwagon” for a very long time, and I have acquired an enormous amount of information and experience about how to heal the bowel, heal the body, and heal disease. The results have been remarkable.

My experience with children with autism is that they indeed have very unhealthy bacterial environments in their bowel. As it relates to autism, for example, a healthy bowel increases vitamin B-12 levels, as the bacteria in the bowel play a key role in the absorption and creation of this nutrient. Vitamin B-12 is needed for neurotransmitter production and neurological function. Additionally, there is a growing sense among autism researchers that infectious exposures may be a major contributing factor to autism and its related disorders. A healthy bowel prevents yeast, parasites, fungal infections, and bacterial infections, like staph, strep, Lyme’s. etc., from invading the body and creating toxic, nerve-damaging side-effects. A healthy bowel digests lactose, gluten, and other foods without allergic reactions. A healthy bowel eliminates acids (which hereby also refers to toxins/heavy metals/pesticides/chemicals, etc) from your child’s body so they are not re-absorbed, where they trigger damage to his or her nervous system/brain, and create numerous symptoms.

A healthy bacterial environment can be created in your child, but my experience is that due to many misunderstandings, current protocols are failing to accomplish this. 

Some select and keys concepts that I have uncovered that will help you attain success in healing your child’s bowel are:

  • Probiotics, which are recommended for improving bowel health, cannot quickly heal your child’s bowel. It takes time—usually two to three years—to create a healthy bacterial environment in the bowel. And this only occurs if very large amounts are administered (in my practice, we routinely use upwards to 900 billion or more organisms/day.)
  • Probiotics do not immediately improve symptoms of autism. Rather, they are a healing agent that eventually eliminates these symptoms. My autistic clients are given “crutches,” like very large amounts of methyl vitamin B-12 and colloidal silver (a natural antibiotic/anti-fungal) to “lean on,” as these can improve neurological function while they heal. Many programs rely solely on these crutches, and failure is very high with this approach. Additionally, I routinely advise very large, and therefore effective, yet extremely safe, amounts of crutches. I find this is a necessity for results.
  • Your child’s stools should never be soft, mushy, loose, skinny, green, yellow, less than 1x/day, or worse, more than 2x/day. Many of you have observed chronic intestinal problems and/or diarrhea in your children. Some experts suggest that autism causes diarrhea, but I insist that it is just the opposite; that diarrhea (i.e. an unhealthy bowel) causes autism.

My experience, as well as that of researchers, is that children with autism have very high levels of acidity, stored both in their organs, and free-floating in their blood. Un-eliminated acids are dangerous, and your child’s body reacts to protect him or her from these. One example of a reaction to these acids is the utilization of oxygen to buffer them. When oxygen is used to protect your child from the imminent danger of an overly acidic bloodstream, the resultant lowered levels of oxygen deprive their brains this necessary element for proper function and development. Some studies have found that over 85% of children with autism have low blood oxygen levels. Another response to un-eliminated acids is the release of inflammatory chemicals. These too buffer these acids and reduce the imminent danger of their presence. A neurologist at John’s Hopkins found neurological inflammation in 100% of the patients he tested with autism.

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Twenty Winners of Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism from Skyhorse Publishing

Cutting edge 2012 REMINDER FOR OUR WINNERS.

Our friends at Skyhorse Publishing gave us TWENTY copies of Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism 2011-2012 Edition.  Here are the winners. Please send your mailing address to KimStagliano@gmail.com within a week. Thank you. And congrats!

Americo Rodriguez
Melissa T
Kristine
Deena Rivera
Katie Kagan
Lynda Huggins
Denise McQuade
Becky Johnson
Sue Morgan
Susan Fritz
Cody Jordan

Michele Wandrack
Janet Leavatin
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Lisa Brown
Denise Studsill
Debbie Garrett
Lourdes Espinoza
Heather Packwood
Carolyn M


Information for every parent of a child with autism, updated and revised with the latest developments.

The parents of children with autism know that research is a full-time job. For parents with limited time, ability, or resources to do this, Ken Siri and Tony Lyons have compiled the latest in autism research and treatment. Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism contains contributions from more than eighty experts on a variety of therapies, models, and multifaceted evaluation and treatment centers. Each contributor provides readers with an easy-to-understand description of the topic, including its scientific rationale, development, risks, and benefits. Siri and Lyons include the therapies of the future, focusing on current clinical trials, ongoing research, and the researchers who are striving to better understand autism and find new treatments.

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NIMH Webcast 4/21 Advances in Autism Treatment Research

Webinar From our sponsor SafeMinds: NIMH Autism Webcast Thursday - "Advances in Treatment Research"

This one-hour webcast on Thursday, April 21st from 10:30-11:30 am EDT will be of interest to many of you.  Both Dr. Swedo and Dr. Landa are active autism researchers.  The presentation will be video archived for those who can't watch Thursday morning.
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The Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC), NIMH is pleased to be co-sponsoring the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Autism Awareness Month Seminar:  "Advances in Treatment Research." This event is open to the public, both in-person and by webcast.
 
The seminar will feature presentations by Dr. Susan Swedo and Dr. Rebecca Landa about their research on innovative drug and behavioral treatments for autism spectrum disorder.  For speaker biosketches, please see below.
 
EVENT DETAILS
 
Date:               Thursday, April 21, 2011
Time:              10:30-11:30 am ET
Location:        The Neuroscience Center
                        Conference Room C
                        6001 Executive Boulevard
                        Rockville, Maryland 20852
 
Webcast Live: http://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=10144 (seems this link will not be working until the event.)

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A Cutting Edge Therapies a Day Keeps... Contest for This Great Book!

Cutting edge 2012 Our friends at Skyhorse Publishing have given us TWENTY copies of Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism 2011-2012 Edition. That's one a day through the end of this autism ACTION month! Leave a comment to win!

Information for every parent of a child with autism, updated and revised with the latest developments.

The parents of children with autism know that research is a full-time job. For parents with limited time, ability, or resources to do this, Ken Siri and Tony Lyons have compiled the latest in autism research and treatment. Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism contains contributions from more than eighty experts on a variety of therapies, models, and multifaceted evaluation and treatment centers. Each contributor provides readers with an easy-to-understand description of the topic, including its scientific rationale, development, risks, and benefits. Siri and Lyons include the therapies of the future, focusing on current clinical trials, ongoing research, and the researchers who are striving to better understand autism and find new treatments.

Revised and updated to reflect the new developments in the last year, the 2011–2012 edition explains possible causes of autism, including food allergies and gastrointestinal diseases in children. An extensive variety of therapies is discussed, from dietary interventions that reduce sugars and remove gluten to animal assisted therapies that place a dog or cat in the care of the autistic individual to help enhance social and developmental skills. Filled with numerous case studies and more than seventy distinct subjects, Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism is a detailed and informative guide for anyone affected by autism. 94 black-and-white illustrations.

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$15 Off Any Order of Autism Treatment Products from OurKidsASD!

15years Check out this great promotional offer from our friends at OurKidsASD.

  • $15 off your next order with promo code ourkids15
  • Promo code can only be used once
  • Promotion expires in one month (May 8th)

Vitamins, foods, supplements, books, OurKidsASD is a one stop shop for ALL the favorite brands you know and trust. Order today at OurKidsASD.

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Announcing Autism Science Digest from Autism One

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Hot off the presses and debuting just in time for Autism Action Month!

Autism Science Digest

New subscriptions* placed through the end of April 2011 are eligible to win two AutismOne/Generation Rescue 2011 Conference dinner gala tickets!  ($140 value; one winner will be drawn; *retroactive to include subscriptions already placed.)

Autism Science Digest is the place for doctors, researchers, and expert moms and dads to share information about treatment, research and recovery. Autism Science Digest is the first Autism ApprovedTM publication of the global autism community. Dedicated to respecting the intelligence of parents and the courage of forward-thinking scientists, Autism Science Digest continues the philosophy of founding organization, AutismOne. According to Editor Claire Viadro, MPH, PhD, and Scientific Editor Lauren Underwood, PhD, "We are excited about bringing readers information about biomedical research and treatment in autism that will impact children's and families' lives in a positive way."

In the first issue, available during Autism Awareness Month 2011, look for articles from Theoharis Theoharides, MD, PhD; Nancy Mullan, MD, and Amy Yasko, PhD; Manuel Casanova, MD; and more. Article titles include:

  • The Medical Side of the GF/CF Diet for Autism: What is being treated and why it isn’t just “autism”
  • Stem Cells: Real Possibilities in Autism?
  • Neurotensin and extracellular mitochondrial DNA: Potential biomarkers and novel treatment targets

The special introductory yearly (3-issue) subscription rate of $19.95 extends until after the AutismOne/Generation Rescue 2011 Conference (through 6/30).

All attendees receive a free copy of the debut issue at the conference!

Please click HERE to subscribe and learn more.

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Noon Today! Autism One Conversation of Hope: Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism

Cutting edge therapies Noon Eastern today! Click HERE to listen live.

Brought to you by Skyhorse Publishing and available in time for Autism Awareness Month, Ken Siri and Tony Lyons have created an updated edition: Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2011-2012. This excellent compilation gives parents the information they need to help their children. Teri interviews Ken, a freelance journalist and father of teenaged Alex, about his experience as a single-parent ASD dad and about the chapters in this extensive book that aims to list all of the latest research, developments, and treatments to make the lives of other parents of children with autism much easier. Please visit www.SkyhorsePublishing.com.

Purchase a copy HERE.

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Calling all Gods & Goddesses! WINNING! Means Attending Your Healing Retreat for Autism This June

Winner We have a  WINNING! opportunity for you!  The "Your Healing Retreat" conference is this June 3-5 at the Kanuga Conference center in Henderson, NC.  And one lucky person out of the next 100 people who register for the conference will not only savor the retreat, but will also win a REBATE of the entire conference fee!

Carve out a few days for yourself and spend time with Elizabeth Mumper MD, Julie Buckley MD, FAAP, Maureen McDonnell RN, Nancy O'Hara MD and Stephanie Cave MD, MS, FAAFP, true Goddesses of the autism treatment community. And one mere mortal - Kim Stagliano will be there too for a special appearance.

And there's more for everyone who registers!  If you refer an MD or DO who registers and attends, you will receive $50 back from your own registration fee at the conference.  (If two or more people refer an MD or DO, the first to do so will receive the $50.)  Refer two docs and get $100!  What a terrific way to help educate more physicians on how to help heal our kids.

This is a unique conference designed with treating Mom and Dad (yes, Gods are invited too) to a gentle retreat that will also help your child.

Visit Your Healing Retreat today to learn more. We'll announce the winner at conference time. Good luck!

Your Healing Retreat:
June 3rd – June 5th 2011
Sponsored by Hopewell Pharmacy and Compounding Center

Your Healing Retreat is a path of education, hope and rejuvenation for parents and physicians living and working with autism and ADD.

The stress of having a child affected by autism and or ADD is indescribable. Parents face financial strains, marital stress, and emotional pressures while trying to meet the special needs of their children. Learning how to help their children (especially understanding and carrying out treatment strategies for the medical conditions that can be at the route of the child’s behavioral problems) is exhausting and expensive!

Physicians who embark on this path, learning all they can to help parents identify underlying metabolic conditions and treating these complex disorders often find themselves in “burnout” mode, which may lead to questioning their personal and professional commitment to this work.

Your Healing Retreat offers the education parents and physicians have been seeking and delivers it in a beautiful relaxed setting with a deliberate focus on caregivers.

Your Healing Retreat participants will gain access to cutting-edge, safe and effective integrative approaches for healing children while recharging their own batteries with morning yoga, massage, hikes, organic food and cooking classes. They will learn relaxation techniques, tips to improve their relationships, and strategies to get back into balance.

This event is not about opening your brain and stuffing in information. It is about presenting practical strategies-based in science-for healing children while addressing the very real needs of parents and physicians called to do this work.

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Molecular Psychiatry Medscape: Mitochondrial Dysfunction Linked to Autism

Mitochondria Have your children been tested for mitochondrial disorder? My girls have had tens of thousands of dollars worth of genetics tests ordered by pediatricians and neurologists. I have a photocopy of Mia's chromosomes at age 3.  It wasn't until years later when a friend from Tufts told me about mitochondrial testing that we found a specialist to pursue this avenue. And sure enough, for all the "perfect" genetics tests, the mitochondrial test show a different picture in all three of my kids.  KS

Megan Brooks Medscape HERE

January 31, 2011 — Mitochondrial dysfunction (MD) is more common in children with autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than the general population, a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of relevant research confirms.

Mitochondrial dysfunction "may play a significant role in contributing to the symptoms of autism and is generally underrecognized in these children," Daniel A. Rossignol, MD, of the International Child Development Resource Center, Melbourne, Florida, told Medscape Medical News.

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Autism One/Generation Rescue Conference Announces FREE Admission

Free ticket Managing Editor's Note: Big news from our friends at Autism One and Generation Rescue. Hope to see you in Chicago this May!

Hello!
 
We have a gift from our family to your family. The headline says it all. This year's annual International Autismone/Generation Rescue conference features FREE admission. It is with open arms that we invite you come and share with the AutismOne family that which we have collectively learned over the past decade. Here's a brief glimpse of what you can look forward to.
 
150 Autism Experts
 5 Jam-Packed Days of Presentations
Keynote Address by Jenny McCarthy & Byron Katie
  6+ Specialized Content Tracks
 
 
We've a new location for you!
The Westin Lombard in the Yorktown Center, Lombard, Illinois.
Easy access.
Numerous economical resturaunts.
Beautiful setting.
 
 
Registration will begin soon. For more information check the AutismOne website http://www.autismone.org/content/autismone-conference-2011
 
 
We look forward to seeing you.
With my best wishes.
 
Edmund Arranga, Executive Director
AutismOne

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Dr. Julie Buckley On Treating Underlying Medical Conditions of Autism

Drbuckley-330-exp-Hoac_cover_drbu By Anne Dachel

A few months ago, I watched the trailer and the complete video to Shots in the Dark,  a film about vaccine injury in multiple countries.  It showed, among other things, parents with autistic children who told their personal stories.

I listened to a doctor featured on the video, Dr. Julie Buckley, pediatrician, Ponte Vedra, FL.  In a scene showing several swimming children, Dr. Buckley described what has happened to the children we see at play.  She tells us, "The children who are here, their parents will tell you, were definitely injured by vaccines.  They were fine and then they were gone.”

She voices apparent frustration. “So, if I have parents screaming and I have science confirming, that there's a problem with exposure to mercury, and there's a problem with exposure aluminum, and there's a problem when you take a broken immune system and give it three live viruses on the same day, then why don't we want to fix that?"

Dr. Buckley gestures toward the swimming pool and says, "This is ridiculous that there are this many children in one little town, in one little pool, all of whom have the same story."

She's joined on the rest of the video by a lot of parents and medical experts from the U.S. and other places, all saying the same thing: Vaccine induced illness is an immense problem in multiple countries.  It's a gripping thing to watch.  You'll see U.S. Rep. Dan Burton at a congressional hearing in 2004 asking, "Has thimerosal ever been tested by our health agency?"  And William Egan, FDA Acting Director of Vaccine Research and Review, responding, "Only in those early tests that you know of that were done by [Eli] Lilly [in 1929]."

Later in the film, Dr. Buckley is again featured saying, "Let's fix the underlying problem and make them better." 

That brings me to her book, Healing Our Autistic Children

That is an attention-getting title.  It's something rarely heard from any doctor.  It offers hope.  It tells us that there are things we can do to help these children.

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Age of Autism Awards 2010: Dr. Paul Offit, Denialist of the Decade

Denial_hole_in_ground By Dan Olmsted 

Why bother to call attention to Dr. Paul Offit, the vaccine patent-holder who has led the attack on the idea that vaccines have anything to do with autism or any of the myriad of other ailments afflicting this generation of American children? Well, because other people are paying attention -- including the nation's pediatricians and the mainstream journalists who need to start calling him to account. Offit has a new book out -- "Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All." Here's the question doctors who recommend him to nervous parents, and parents unsure what to think, and journalists who interview him, need to ask: Why is Offit transparently opposed to ever studying the health outcomes of vaccinated versus unvaccinated Americans, even as he acknowledges that vaccines have a long history of causing serious side effects?

While his last book, "Autism's False Prophets," focused squarely on the disability now afflicting 1 in 100 children, Offit branches out here to deride those who have any concerns whatsoever about the safety of the current vaccine schedule. There is plenty of sympathy for parents of children who have died of infectious diseases, but perfunctory dismissal in cases where parents blame vaccines. 

Thus Michael Belkin, whose daughter Lyla died after her hepatitis B shot, is treated as a gullible gadfly, goaded by Barbara Loe Fisher into heading "the Hepatitis B Vaccine Project at her National Vaccine information Center. Soon Belkin, a Wall Street financial adviser, was everywhere" -- everywhere being the CDC and Congress, which is exactly where he should have been as a citizen and parent who believes that Hep B is a dangerous and unnecessary childhood vaccine that killed his daughter. Sniffs Offit: "Despite Belkin's certainty that hepatitis B vaccine had caused his daughter's SIDS, study after study failed to support him."

Parents of girls who died after Gardasil vaccination get similar treatment. The idea that Gardasil is dangerous is "a contention refuted by careful study" and "established science." 

And chickenpox vaccines are critically important because chickenpox can lead to shingles, "one of medicine's most debilitating diseases. Shingles is so painful that it has at times led to suicide. And shingles doesn't only affect the skin; sometimes when the virus reawakens it causes strokes, resulting in permanent paralysis. Chickenpox is a disease worth preventing." Absent is any acknowledgement of the evidence that the vaccine itself, by reducing cases of simple childhood chickenpox, has led to a big increase in shingles by removing the protective immunological "bump" those who already harbor the virus receive when they are re-exposed.

Hannah Poling and the government's $20 million concession that vaccines resulted in her autistic regression? Not mentioned. Billions paid out by vaccine court for all sorts of injuries over the past 20 years? Well, vaccine court is a strange place ...

 

Offit and baby no $ Anyone concerned about any of these things fits Offit's definition of anti-vaccine, because vaccines don't cause any of them, because Paul Offit says so, a solipsism that is really quite breathtaking: "[B]ecause anti-vaccine activists today define safe as free from side effects such as autism, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, strokes, heart attacks, and blood clots -- conditions that aren't caused by vaccines -- safer vaccines, using their definition, can never be made."

Yet Offit himself yields an amazing amount of ground by describing unsafe vaccines -- including early polio shots and a rotavirus vaccine that was the immediate predecessor of his own. His technique is to situate all this as historical, part of the triumphant march of progress into the bright sunshine of vaccine safety. Here's a description I find especially astonishing: "When Barbara Loe Fisher burst onto the scene, several vaccines had serious side effects, every year causing allergic reactions, paralysis, or death. Public health officials and doctors didn't hide these problems. But they didn't do anything to correct them, either. And most parents had no idea they existed."

Public health officials did nothing to fix vaccine problems that led to paralysis and death? And parents didn't know about it? Is this not an indictment of the medical industry, and an unintentional endorsement advocates who have worked to remedy it?  Does it not argue that at least some of the time parental observations may well be correct, an early warning system of the first order? Well, no, because apparently those things no longer happen -- to say otherwise, in Offit's parallel universe, would be anti-vaccine conspiratorial quackery. 

Jenny and evan Much of the book is a score-settling screed against anyone who's ever criticized him or vaccine safety surveillance, including Fisher, Jenny McCarthy and J.B. Handley. So it's no surprise that his "can't be done" argument against studying unvaccinated populations for any untoward outcomes arrives in the middle of an attack on Handley. Offit quotes J.B.'s comments on a Larry King segment in April 2009: "Larry, we have no idea what the combination risk of our vaccine schedule looks like. At the two-month visit, a child gets six vaccines in under fifteen minutes. The only way to test that properly would be to have a group of kids who get all six and a group of kids who got none and see what happens. They don't do that testing. They have no idea."

Offit's comment: "Handley was asking for a study of vaccinated and unvaccinated children. One result is certain: given recent outbreaks of Hib, measles, mumps, and pertussis, no vaccinated children would suffer and possibly die from preventable infections. It would be, of course, an entirely unethical experiment. No investigator could prospectively study children who are denied a potentially lifesaving medical product. And no university's or hospital's institutional review board worth its salt would ever approve such a study." 

Offit goes on, outrageously, to compare Handley's proposal to the infamous Tuskegee experiment in which doctors withheld treatment from black males suffering from syphilis in order to study the natural course of the disease. 

P-LEEZE. No one I know of is suggesting that a study of unvaccinated children deliberately withhold vaccination. Rather, there are growing numbers of never-vaccinated children in America -- a fact Offit acknowledges with dismay -- and plenty of families willing to participate in such a study. State governments have vaccine waivers on file for public school attendance that are another obvious source of non-life-threatening data.

The real problem for Offit is not an ethical one; the real problem is that any such study would trump all the self-interested industry and CDC studies that never manage to include never-vaccinated chldren as a control group. Informal efforts to do that -- by myself, J.B.'s Generation Rescue and others -- have pointed toward less autism and asthma, and been met by the medical establishment and its sycophantic sock puppets with an absolute frenzy of denial and misdirection.

In our book, "The Age of Autism -- Mercury, Medicine, and a Man-made Epidemic," MarkAge of Autism_cover quote (3)  Blaxill and I discuss this aversion to doing the obvious. "A very simple test goes right to the heart of the vaccine controversy: What is the difference in total health outcomes, including autism, between vaccinated and unvaccinated populations? We would argue that we've uncovered a number of natural experiments in human populations that suggest we should be seriously concerned over the ever-increasing load of childhood vaccinations, especially in the United States. ... Oddly, when it comes to doing such studies in human populations, and studying the autism levels in the Amish, the homeschooled, or philosophical objectors, vaccine industry proponents resist mightily. Conducting human vax/unvax studies in existing unvaccinated groups would be so fraught with methodological problems that they are 'retrospectively impossible.' As for controlled studies, they would be so burdened with permission problems that they would be 'prospectively unethical.' In short, the resistance to the proposal to do vax/unvax work has not only taken the attitude that 'we already know the answers,' but 'we should not seek to know.' It's pretty hard to make scientific progress in the face of this kind of epistemological nihilism."  

I am begging, on bended knee, that pediatricians quit putting Offit on a pedestal, and that mainstream journalists do their job and ask him why he is so averse to any study that involves the health of never-vaccinated children. Don't let him call you "anti-vaccine," and don't let him change the subject to the quite thoroughly separate issue of preventing deadly disease. That's an important topic, but there is room at the table for both effective public health policies against disease AND a fearless examination of whether today's vaccine schedule contributes to chronic health problems -- whether Paul Offit denies it or not.

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Dan Olmsted is Editor of Age of Autism

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Dodd's Draft Falls Short of Necessary Actions to Address The Autism Epidemic

Breaking news Breaking News: The Combatting Autism Act Reauthorization Bill from Senator Dodd's Office (D-CT) will be introduced this afternoon, and it will include some changes from draft we saw on Tuesday. Over 70 autism organizations representing thousands of autism families across the nation have endorsed the guiding principles set forth by CAARC. The draft we have seen falls short. Details below. You can read the guiding principles HERE at CAACoalition.org. 

Statement from the Working Group of the Combating Autism Act Reauthorization Coalition on Senator Dodd’s Working Draft of a Combating Autism Act Reauthorization Bill; Dodd’s Draft Falls Short on Guiding Principles that 70 Autism Organizations Have Endorsed

CAARC On Tuesday December 14, 2010, Senator Christopher Dodd (D, CT) shared a working draft of the Combating Autism Act of 2011 (CAA 2011) that he plans to introduce later in the week. Submitted in the waning hours of the 2010 session and unsupported so far by a Republican co-sponsor, Dodd’s introduction of an actual bill was largely a symbolic gesture.  Discussions over CAA 2011 will resume in the New Year. As with the original Combating Autism Act of 2006 (CAA 2006), bipartisan cooperation will be essential to an effort that truly commits our medical and scientific institutions to combating the autism epidemic, the most significant childhood public health crisis of the 21st century. The latest information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 110 American children born in 1998 were stricken with autism.

The Combating Autism Act Reauthorization Coalition (CAARC) wrote letters to Senator Dodd on November 19th and December 3rd. In these letters we urged Dodd to delay introduction of any reauthorization bill in order to leave sufficient time to consider the policy challenges our country faces with the autism epidemic in a more deliberate fashion so that we might craft a consensus bill--one based on bipartisanship, broad participation and wide support from the autism community—in an open and transparent process.

CAARC is concerned that Senator Dodd’s draft bill, while introducing some new and positive elements, does not yet provide necessary improvements to CAA 2006 and, more importantly, was drafted neither in a transparent process nor a bipartisan spirit. CAARC looks forward to continuing the discussion of CAA 2011 with both parties in the next congressional session. We all must take the necessary time and care to authorize and implement a bill that will effectively address the critical challenges presented by the American autism epidemic.

Progress in Some Areas

In the draft bill, the most important improvement over CAA 2006 that Senator Dodd proposes is contained in the findings section. There he acknowledges that “with prevalence estimates increasing at an alarming pace, autism is a national health emergency.”  According to CAARC’s first guiding principle, “The reauthorized bill should embody the sense of urgency appropriate to the problem. There must be no sugar-coating of the national health emergency we face with autism, no hedging language conceding merely that real increases “cannot be ruled out.” CAA 2011 needs to include a clear acknowledgment of the rising trends by birth year and age group.”

In large part, Dodd’s draft meets CAARC’s standards in declaring autism a national emergency; this declaration is the first and necessary step on the way to a rational and coherent national autism policy.

There are other positive aspects to Senator Dodd’s draft. The draft requests $2.75 billion over five years in federally funded research into autism, a substantial increase over the five year funding authorization proposed in CAA 2006. The bill also authorizes $3.15 billion over six years in autism services funding. CAA 2006 was primarily concerned with research on cause and treatment.  Several "services" bills have been introduced during the past few years but have made no progress.  The draft CAA 2011 combines, for the first time, research and services. CAARC welcomes these proposed authorizations; clearly, the autism epidemic deserves a vigorous federal response, one which includes both honest investigation of the factors that have provoked the epidemic and critical assistance to affected families and individuals.

CAARC believes that $6 billion of federal autism spending providing for necessary expenditures in prevention, treatment and services could yield extraordinary returns on an admittedly large taxpayer investment. This return will be realized, however, only if the spending is well targeted and the federal officials who govern and manage that spending are held accountable for results.

The Need for an Open and Transparent Legislative Process

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A Message from Autism Biomedical Dietary Expert Karyn Seroussi


Karyn seroussi Lots of people have been asking me what I'm up to lately. Here are some details:

1. Show me the science!

Did you ever have doctors tell you there is no scientific basis for the biomedical treatment of autism? Well guess what: Since 1990 there have been 105 studies linking autism and diet. There have been over 70 studies linking autism to immune and metabolic abnormalities. There have been over 60 studies describing a positive outcome from biomedical treatments. Why don't doctors know this? Because nobody has told them!

Now you can print up and send doctors, teachers, and family members a list of these medical and scientific abstracts at www.autismbiomed.com. It's long past time for parents and professionals to get on the same page, and treat autism as a medical disorder instead of a genetic, behavioral abnormality.

2. Petition

Recently, a small, badly flawed study by the NIH and the University of Rochester reported that special diets do not demonstrate behavioral improvement in children with autism (HERE). As you can imagine, this conclusion stirred up a good deal of outrage from parents and professionals alike.

We now have 589 signatures on a petition to the National Institutes of Health asking that the United States medical authorities consider the documentation of multiple case studies, scientific studies, clinical experience and parental observations of thousands of patients to be sufficient evidence that special diets can be a useful treatment for some percentage of children with autism, and issue a public statement to that effect. When we reach our goal of 2000 signatures, the petition will be presented to the NIH by myself and Dr. Jaquelyn McCandless. You can sign the petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/autism-diet-support/.

Free Autism-Diet e-Book

Part One (the "why and how" section) of Lisa Lewis and Karyn Seroussi's book, "The Encyclopedia of Dietary Interventions for the Treatment of Autism and Related Disorders," is now available for free on Kindle. Go to the Kindle Store, search the book title, and select "Download a free sample." This book is a concise yet comprehensive reference guide, and we wrote it to be the long-needed road map for families using dietary interventions. For more information, visit www.dietaryinterventions.com.

For a brief list of my favorite links, and to download copy of my Parents Magazine article, visit my website at www.karynseroussi.com.

With my very best wishes to all,

Karyn Seroussi

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Son to Surgeon Father: "I Don't Have Autism Anymore."

Hope sign Below is the start of an article from The Delaware County times in Pennsylvania. Take note how an allopathic doctor, a surgeon, has helped recover his children with autism.  Remember, surgeons FIX THE BODY - that's their mindset, unlike the traditional docs who "treat" autism, who at best, tinker with the unknown in a crap shoot of meds and behavioral services.  It's natural that a surgeon would decide to "fix" his children's autism. It's a terrific article, and we should thank Patti Mengers for running it.  When do you think it will be in the NYT or Philadelphia Inquirer? Click into the full article to see video HERE.

By PATTI MENGERS
pmengers@delcotimes.com

Dr. Patrick Elliott will never forget the day one of his 6-year-old twin sons delivered a self-diagnosis to him.

“I don’t have autism anymore,” the boy announced to his father.

It was a far cry from three years earlier when both twins were diagnosed with the neurobiological affliction of unknown origin. Between the ages of 18 months and 24 months, they went from being playful and happy to ceasing eye contact with others. They had lost any language they had acquired.

“They were basically disengaged,” said Elliott, a 47-year-old general and trauma surgeon at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland.

Through a combination of conventional and alternative therapies, one of his twins improved so much he was able to join his peers in the mainstream by the time he entered first grade at his local public school where he is now a fourth grader. He no longer requires therapy. At his parents’ request, his name is being withheld from this story.

His twin brother, Bradley, is in fourth grade at a private special education school in Chester County, where he reads and writes at his grade level. He still receives biomedical intervention.

“He still has issues with anxiety and (obsessive-compulsive disorder),” Elliott said, “but he has dramatically improved and we hope he’ll be mainstreamed some day,”

Born in April 2001, the twins initially developed normally as their two older brothers had at their home in Middletown. Their mother, Marie, was the first to notice changes in the twins, Elliott said.

The twin who no longer requires therapy “had horrible, aggressive behaviors, self-injurious behavior, head-banging and echolalia where he would repeat what everybody said,” Elliott said. “That’s better than no language, but it was clearly a problem.” Continued...

 


 

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NAA NY Metro Chapter Announces the Helping Hand Grant Program

NAA NYC The NAA NY Metro Chapter is pleased to announce that it will be awarding eight "Helping Hand Grants" of up to $500 each to families in need.  A Helping Hand Grant provides a family with financial assistance to obtain necessary biomedical treatments, supplements and therapy services for their child with autism and grant money will be paid directly to your child's medical professional or therapist. 
 
If you are interested in applying for a one-time grant, please visit our website HERE and download the instructions and grant application, complete the application and return it to NAA NY Metro  by December 31, 2010 with supporting documentation.  Grant decisions will be completed by January 31, 2011.  Only approved grant recipients will be contacted. 
 
To be considered, applications must be completed legibly, signed and you must include all supporting documentation requested. 
 
PLEASE NOTE:  Applications must be postmarked by December 31, 2010 to be considered.
 
Please do not apply for this grant if you are seeking funds for respite care, fencing, trampolines, swing sets, trips to Disney World, etc.
 
If you would like more information about us, please visit our website.

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Share Your National Autism Association Conference Stories Here!

Tradewinds-Island-Grand-Pool-St-Pete-Beach If you attended the NAA conference we'd love to hear your thoughts. What did you learn? What was the most important part of the event for you? Will you return next year for even more knowledge on hope and healing? Have at it in our  comments section. I always return from conferences energized and feeling as if I've had an infusion of friendship, love and camaraderie. The pina coladas weren't too bad either! KS

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