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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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Hilary Bearmon

I will get to hear Dr Herbert speak this Friday and am looking forward to it. I am a social worker . If I win,the book would get well used and shared. Thanks.

Eileen Casey

I try to read anything I can that might help my kids.


My family has been in Recycling for (4) Generations. In the last 30 Years I have witnessed the Recycling of PE Bottles. In the Markets you have (3) to (5) Isles of PE Bottled Products. What happens when the Liquids in the bottles become heated up and the breaking down to of the PE or Polyethelene. I feel this could be one of the Biggest Linkages to Autism going up 1,200% in the last 20 years.


would love this book, need all the help i can get my daughter is 6 years old and just diagnosed about 2 months ago

Ted Van Oosbree

Dr. Herbert's otherwise valuable book is marred by her whole-hearted support for vaccinations and her skepticism about relatively harmless yet valuable treatments such as high-dose B6/magnesium,chelation and hyperbaric oxygen. I suppose these are the bits of incense she must burn to the Pharma gods to keep her in good standing with her colleagues.

Julie Leonardo

I would love a copy of this book. I bought one a while ago to give to a friend with a daughter with aspergers, but I would love to have one on hand to loan out to others:)


I read this book and it is THE BEST BOOK on Autism I have ever read. Absolutely fantastic!!! Every parent and grandparent should read this


I would love a copy of the book. I am always interested in learning all I can to help my child :)

Erin baker

This book sounds amazing. My son is 6 and has made great progress this summer!
I am always looking for anyway to help his body heal!!


Please consider me for Dr. Herbert's book, for my son, Jesse. Thank you.

 antoinette f.

Ok, don't need to win this book--please give it to someone who truly needs it. I just went on Amazon and bought a copy for myself and my friend. I encourage all who can afford this book to buy it....Isn't that how books make the best-seller list? And if it does, then more people will read it just because there it is!!! Let's blow up this awareness!!!!!!


i would love to read this book..candace

C. Richter-Gray

My autistic grandson crawled late, walked late and talked late. 12 doctors and therapists who evaluated him said that he had 'full-blown' autism and he might not ever talk. Well.....he turned 4 on August 1, and with the help of my daughter and her wonderful husband, therapists and the Joshua School in Denver, this child has made astonishing strides. He even knows what a dodecagon* is. So, yes, there is progress to be made, every day.

We would love to have the book. Thank you.

*(a dodecagon is a 12-sided figure.)



Holly D

I would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway.


Karen Schwabenland

I would love to have a copy of this book!

Francisca Rossi

Hey you never know!

I may win I may not, just like in kids with autism, when you see changes, then regression, you observe wonder that cause that progress then wonder what caused the regression.

I would like to have the book.

Marcella Lemos

I have heard of Dr Herbert's work and think its great to have this opportunity to win her book. I would love to read her knowledge!

Susan Humphrey

PURPLE ELEPHANT!!! Just kidding. I thought that would grab someone's attention :) I would love to have this book. We are doing all sort of interventions for my 12 year old son with autism. He has GI issues, self biting, bed wetting, soiling, etc. but he is the most wonderful person I know. I would love to see what Dr. Herbert recommendations are.


Count me in!


Over the past 9 years we've tried several diets, therapies, bio-medical and cognitive interventions for our 12-year old and have seen modest improvement. Yet not enough for her to become even remotely independent when she becomes of age. Would love to read this book to perhaps get a broader perspective.

Stephanie W

Wow, would love to read this one!


Please ...I need a book like this to share with my daughter's father...He just doesn't get Autism and it's paralyzing my daughters progress.Thank you for such a useful and informative resource.


I would love to have this book. I work with kids with autism and I think it will be great for me to have a book with valuable and interesting information.


It seems that this book would be a valueable guide to applying recent scientific findings to our family's recovery efforts on behalf of my grandson. Pass it on to a pediatrician!

Thank you for your work, Dr. Hebert.


I would love to win this book...it's next on my list!

Julie Taylor

Is she one of them? A highly respected western medicine doc that gets autism and the challenges for the family-- and can use the correct verbage to convince these docs we all take our children to, to run the tests .. and not look at us like we are alien parents??? ... if so, I'd like to read her book and try once again to get somewhere with a doctor to help my son get better...


Wow-this book looks awesome...if only I could win one?
it would help unravel the mystery of my aspie..

we could really use the help right now...


I failed to buy a copy at Autism One, but would like to read on Martha's further thoughts. I'm a big Martha fan-but then again- who can resist her down-to-earth personality?

Just a note for those who aren't winners and can't afford to buy every new autism book that comes along- I highly reccommend learning how to request books from your local library system. I've had good success getting my library to order books. If several parents in your area all request the same books, they will usually order them for their circulation.

I have found great success by explaining that autism research is moving very fast, new information on treatments is coming out and changing just about every month, and their stock needs updated and replenished constantly.

Jennifer McKinney

I have heard Dr Herbert speak at two different Autism conferences and I believe that she is brilliant. I was especially impressed with her willingness to think outside the box, which seems to be a rarity in the medical world! I have a 5 yr. old son with Autism. I have wanted to read this book since before it came out--really hope to win it!!


Pick me first!


A much needed reference to the overwhelming puzzle.


Lorena Sanchez

I would definitely love to have this... It would go great with the collection i am starting.... As a mom with a child on the spectrum, i want to be really well informed; that way i can also spread awareness about this topic to others :-)


We participated in one of her studies last summer at Mass General - her team was so wonderful with my daughter and she made a special point of scheduling a hour of her time to examine my daughter and speak with us - she is a wonderful supporter of our community. Would love a chance at receiving this book.

Michelle Wandrack

Would love to read this book! Thank you for having the contest.

Wendy Frye

Would love a copy, too!

Maria Panagopoulos

I took this out of the library and read it... I brought it to our neurologist appointment and told her she needed to read it too. I have twins with mito issues and an autism diagnosis. Thank you Age of Autism for all the wonderful work you do to help our kids. I would love to enter to win this wonderful book!


Re: "Dr. Martha Herbert, MD, who is an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and a pediatric neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital"

GOD BLESS THIS AMAZING MEDICALLY TRAINED DOCTOR!!! It is inspiring to see more and more medically trained physicians studying and incorporating the field of alternative medicine.

I wonder what Dr. Herbert thinks about Hyperbaric Oxygen or if she ever recommends it. It is so disheartening to know about this option for autism therapy and yet, like our own family, most people cannot afford the cost of this. Jenny McCarthy has stated that many people have continually approached her "singing the praises" of HBOT and sharing thier experiences of thier childrens further recovery.

María Luján

A must- read. Please consider me.


I bought this book as an audio book and have literally listened to it 5 times through. Its amazing and so refreshing. My DAN doctor pulled it out during my first visit, and suggested sending a copy to my "old school" pediatrician who doesn't believe in all this recovery "hooey". It truly is revolutionary information, that is, coming from a doctor, and from Harvard. I am a big fan of Dr. Herbert, she has guts enough to admit that what she was taught in medical school was only part of the equation, and to give biomedical treatments, and parents, the respect and forum they deserve. This book makes my top 5 autism reads, I highly recommend it.

Shannon Hunt

Would love a copy. Please enter me in the contest. Shannon


I am a mother of 5 children. My oldest (12) and youngest (2) both have autism. After years of biomedical treatment, my oldest has made phenomenal gains. Now, starting again with my 2 year old, I am very much interested in Martha Hubert's book. It makes total sense to me. I have heard her speak at an autism conference and she was phenomenal!!!


Pick me!


Very interested in this author and some fresh ideas!


I would LOVE to be entered into this contest! I have read and respected her work for some time now after seeing her speak at Autism One a few years back...

She is smart, caring, and has only ONE agenda, to follow the SCIENCE and then HELP our kids....PERIOD...

Please enter me!
Proud Mom to Ethan, Alex, Megan, and Sega our Miracle Dog

Maria Milik

I still haven't gotten around to picking up this book. I would love a signed copy! Add me to your list, please... :)

Maria Jose Alvarez Torres

And I am the wife. I can't wait to read dr. Hebert's views, recommendations through the stories of these children she has treated. I don't know if there is a category on her book for the "non-responder, tuff nut and yet, hopeful and fighting kid", but that is my kid. That is us. Somewhere in her introduction, she briefly describes those that were functioning "low enough on the spectrum" and now doing well. We are at a point where inspiring stories like that can help us to move forward. I want to know more about her "whole body approach" as she describes it in the intro as I believe there are many pieces to this very complicated puzzle.


I am interested in this book, especially due to her impressive credentials.


I would love to have this book. My daughter is 14 and pretty much a non-responder and if anyone can restore my hope it is Martha Herbert!


Awesome person - great prize

Autism is an epidemic

My son is 8 years old and he's been on the DAN! Protocol for 5 years now. He's getting better, but he still has a long way to go. We would love to get a copy of this book to get some good, new tips to continue his recovery.


I'd love this one.

Bridget G.

I would love to read this :)

Kate Taylor

LOVE to read this book. Dr. Herbert's approach makes total sense.

Karen G

I would love to read this book!!

Mary Kilian

What a great opportunity to have this wonderful book as a resource. Thank you for offering this!


Saw her speak at Autism One conference a few years ago....she is amazing!

Daniel Park

Wow, my wife asked me for this book just yesterday. Yes, please!

Heather Cornbleth

Great contest, thank you!

Stacy Ezor

I would love to have a copy of this book. Thanks

Chuck Hancock

Message left. My address is....


would love to read this!


I LOVE MARTHA HERBERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Would love to have this book. Thank you


Would love to have this book with so much valuable information to help me understand my son and the connection to specific behaviors. My son has so much potential but sensory struggles and it is very frustrating for him with limited verbal communication.


I have been wanting to read this book because I try to stay on top of the latest info but I have to watch where I spend my money these days and was waiting before spending it on another book on the subject...thanks


This is a good book, a must-read. I actually started reading this since last week, since I also have a nephew who has autism. Reading the first part of it is already interesting. I'm learning a lot from it. So I highly recommend everyone to check and read this book.

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