5 Free Tickets Autism Symposium that Covers Functional Medicine, Communication, Workforce and More!

5F382E5E-8FC5-457F-870D-F179B72FD8BEWe have 5 free registration codes to the Ahkil Autism Foundation symposium on April 17 - 19 that covers many bases, so to speak. Including Spelling2Communicate, biomedical treatments, the unique perspective  of Temple Grandin, MNRI reflex OT and more. It’s affordable and it’s online. The organizers have given us 5 free registrations. Leave a comment with your email in the email field, 1st five get the free code. Learn more and register here. Speakers include:

Dr. Temple Grandin
Professor, Author and Leading animal welfare expert

Dr. Svetlana Masgutova, Ph.D.
MNRI® Creator and Founder

James Neuenschwander, MD
FMAPS, President MAPS

Don't miss out on the Virtual Global Neurodiverse Symposium 2023! Gain valuable insights and resources in Functional Medicine, Education, Communication, Brain Development, and Workforce from world-renowned speakers and bonus presentations. Plus, your registration includes membership to the AAF Neurodiversity Community platform, where you can connect with experts and fellow caregivers, and seek advice from specialists.

Learn more and register here.


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Lies My Gov't Told Me: And the Better Future Coming (Children’s Health Defense) By Dr. Robert Malone

Governments intentionally weaponized fear to mold behavior. The media smeared anyone who objected to the narrative. FREE on the Kindle app

Cause Unknown 

By Edward Dowd

What is causing this historic spike in deaths among younger people? What is causing the shift from the elderly to younger people?

SPELLERS has documented a miracle

Spellers The MovieWe're pleased to share this emotional review of Spellers, The Movie, by Levi Quackenboss. Subscribe to the Substack here.

SPELLERS has documented a miracle

For my friend, JB Handley, and his champion speller, Jamie.

I know you all will ask when and where you can see this life-changing film. I’ve heard rumors that it’s launching April 2nd, on World Autism Day. Stay tuned, I’ll let you know how see it. In the meantime, follow the SPELLERS Instagram and sign up for the SPELLERS mailing list for news.

When the opening scenes of SPELLERS began, for a moment I doubted that I would make it through the film that day. JB Handley has been many things to me in our seven-year friendship. A force. A shield. A contributor, a voice, a friend. A big, strong, soft-hearted human in need. A ray of hope who needs an occasional spiritual pep talk to make it through a dark day. I haven't met JB's son, Jamie, but I've said a few words to him when JB puts our calls on speaker. JB tells me about Jamie's big smile as he listens. Jamie is autistic and doesn't talk, and he's been that way since he was a toddler.

The film opens with another young man, Cade Larson, filled with joy, cruising past the camera on a surfboard.

I've had the pleasure of spending several days with Cade, over a couple of trips. My children have sat with him at the dinner table, munching on tater tots at the country club near his Minnesota home. Cade is also autistic and has echolalia but otherwise doesn't speak. While he helplessly repeats everything said to him, you know he means "yes" with the enthusiasm he infuses into his echos. Yes, he wants all of us to go on the boat. Yes, he wants two orders of tater tots for dinner tonight. No, he doesn't want the dogs around.

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Autism One Returns August 18 - 21

AO Back to the basics
Autism One was a more than a conference in its hey day, it was yearly retreat where autism parents could meet, greet, learn, eat, drink (mmm hmmm) and be merry in good company.  Most of us knew each other from Yahoo groups. The conference returns next week.  As you may recall, Ed Arranga passed away earlier this year, a huge loss for the community. We met Robert Kennedy, Jr. for the first time at Autism One, astounded that he understood our topics and was willing to stick his neck out for our kids. We watched film debuts. We met celebrities. We dodged neurodiverse spies and spiteful journalists. Ah... good times.  We old timers can forget that parents are STILL getting the gut punch diagnosis, at an ever quickening pace. Let's share what we know with them in the hopes they will strive to do more than the basics.

Learn more about the conference HERE.

AutismOne is a nonprofit organization dedicated to all that is autism.

AutismOne is here to support a parent when you are searching questions about autism, medicine, nutrition, schooling, social skills, recreation, and more. AutismOne has access to a variety of resources to connect you with, whether they are doctors, specialists, or parents, who have successfully experienced improvements. Or AutismOne can simply listen. We are all in this together. AutismOne knows you love your loved one whether young or old.


AoA Submission on the Terms of Reference for the United Kingdom Covid Inquiry led by Baroness Hallett

Chess coronaNote: See the Covid Inquiry Terms of Reference announcement on 10 March,  below John Stone's submission.

By John Stone

The consultation closes 11.59pm UK time April 7. Submissions can be made until that time here. These are the substantive points I have made to the inquiry on behalf of Age of Autism on their questionnaire.

Please explain why you think the draft Terms of Reference do not cover all the areas that the Inquiry should address.

Insufficient focus on transparency and openness of decision making, suspension of ordinary human rights, free speech and civil liberties, the creation of an atmosphere of coercion over many matters, cronyism: the apparent wilful destruction of ordinary civil society and its economy
Which issues or topics do you think the Inquiry should look at first?
Why nothing was quite what it seemed
Why we were ill-prepared in terms of hospital capacity, supplies
Why we ignored pandemic protocols apparently already in place
Why we accepted the word of Chinese officials about the genetic sequence of the virus, and why so many vaccine designers/companies were instantly confident of the products they were designing
Why we suppressed evidence - now widely accepted - of escape from the Wuhan lab
Why we gaslighted conventional interventions - disregarding doctors already skilled at treating respiratory viruses - and made a break-neck dash for so called “vaccines” with novel technologies
Why we discouraged healthy lifestyles, side-lined issues such as Vitamin D deficiency which has previously been routinely treated by doctors
Why there was widespread use of midazolam
Why a horrendously expensive drug Remdesivir, without any track record, was preferred to well establish safe products like Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin 
How the Coronavirus Act legislation comprising hundreds of pages (and similar to legislation in other countries) appeared from nowhere
How cronyism was allowed to proliferate at unprecedented levels in government 
Why informed public discussion was restricted on mainstream and social media including many highly qualified voices - why public money was used to promote certain views and suppress others
Why the seriousness of Covid was actually downgraded by the CMOs immediately prior to the first lockdown
Why so many un-evidenced measures restricting freedom of movement and normal behaviour were introduced, heightening fears, while not being taken seriously by government ministers and high-ranking officials 
Why people were left to isolate indefinitely and die alone
Why masks were introduced despite there not being “strong evidence” according deputy CMO Jenny Harries
Why normal ethics, the Nuremberg Code, informed consent were abandoned for injections which had limited trial data, less than complete information about ingredients, hidden contracts etc, amid an atmosphere of gaslighting, bullying and restrictions on those who were not compliant - why the issue of vaccine compliance became conflated with the official ID agenda of the United Nation, organisations such as the World Economic Forum (endorsed by the Prince of Wales on a government website), which has never been discussed with the British electorate

From Gov.UK: Covid Inquiry Terms of Reference

Today (Thursday 10 March) the government has published draft terms of reference for the forthcoming public inquiry into the COVID-19 pandemic.

This follows consultation with the Inquiry Chair, Baroness Hallett, and close work with ministers in the devolved administrations.

The terms of reference intend to cover:

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Join the TACA Autism Action Month Virtual Conference April 8-9

TACA autism Action conferenceApril 8-9!


TACA's Autism Action Month Conference is an entirely new offering for TACA families. This virtual opportunity will include presentations from experts, followed up with “take action workshops,” to help families implement what they learn. On the TACA Connect platform, families will be able to access resources, download presentation slides, and interact with other families going through the autism journey. Walk away with bite-sized action steps, a plan for your children, and the empowerment to act with confidence.

TACA's Autism Action Month Conference will feature 2 tracks of presentations from an incredible line-up of experts, covering all stages and aspects of the autism journey, including:

2 tracks
Challening Behaviors
IEPs and Advocacy
Complex Medical Issues
Legal Planning
Life After High School
Communication & AAC

You’ll come away from the conference with new information, strategies, and resources to help maximize your child’s potential and improve their quality of life.  Click HERE to learn much more!

Hair and Autism

Angela Moore Hair tie
Familiar Ponytail Holder, Ladies?

From How many readers used hair tests for heavy metals a decade or more ago?

January 31, 2022
StrandDx Analyzes the Levels of Chemicals in a Strand of Hair

Decades into America’s surge of autism cases, diagnosing the neurodevelopmental disorder still relies on behavioral observations made by an experienced professional. This diagnostic process can take several months to complete. Currently, the average age of autism diagnosis is approximately 4 years old. However, that may all change due to a new product called StrandDx by Linus Biotechnology Inc. According to the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of the company, Manish Arora, the product analyzes the levels of chemicals in a strand of a child’s hair to determine a temporal sequence of their “exposome.” The exposome shows the child’s cumulative environmental exposures and how they regulate certain essential nutrients. Arora states, “The measure suggests how a person’s physiology responds to their environment, which can predict their chances of having autism.” The intended use of StrandDx will extend to patients from birth to 21 years. The test will assess the “likelihood of ASD” in children from birth to 18 months old, and will aid in diagnosis of ASD in patients aged 18 months to 21 years. Arora and the company’s other co-founders believe their product is a major step forward in precision medicine for autism and feel it could be a major improvement for deploying individualized early intervention.   Source:Safeminds  StrandDx Analyzes the Levels of Chemicals in a Strand of Hair

AAP Further Divorces Itself from Treating Children with Autism

FF60DDCC-9B90-4407-894F-79972FD95A9BThe American Academy of Pediatrics has never embraced or even feigned curiosity for medically treating autism to improve childrens' lives. In fact, they have actively worked against families desperate to help their kids. For decades. Below, Safeminds reports that they have distanced themselves even further, denying medical testing for metals, mold and other environmental exposures. This is a travesty. The AAP toolkit has two things in it - psych meds and referrals to early intervention or school. The doors seemed to have fully closed on the era of autism as a diagnosis that needs any attention. What a sin. AAP - Vaccinate. Medicate. Abdicate.


Association Claims No Need for Metal, Mineral, or Environmental Toxin Assessments

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Environmental Health has urged pediatricians and families across the country to stop using several clinical tests for children with autism and other related disabilities. This recommendation, among others, is included within a broader campaign called “Choosing Wisely,” which encourages evidence-based health care that is considered truly necessary and does not duplicate or harm. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now believes that urine testing of children with autistic behaviors for metals or minerals is unnecessary. They also frown upon analyzing hair for environmental toxins for the same cohort of children. Additionally the AAP has called for the cessation of chelation challenge urinary analyses for children with suspected lead poisoning. Mold sensitivity testing was also in the organization’s crosshairs. They feel it should only be reserved for children displaying distinct allergy and asthma symptoms. Furthermore, the campaign’s recommendations indicate that, in most cases, pediatricians should not use measurements of environmental chemicals in blood or urine to make clinical decisions. A spokesperson for the AAP’s Council on Environmental Health stated that tests or treatments claiming to diagnose childhood diseases based on chemical measurements may be misleading or based on a false premise and believes that parents should rely on pediatricians to address concerns about chemical exposures.

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TACA Is Hosting a Monthlong Virtual Autism Conference

TACA Conference 2020Virtual learning isn't just for the kids!  October 1 - 21. 2020


The National TACA Autism Conference - Virtual will include educational presentations on research, treatment options, therapies and more, accessible to you via video lecture portal. Presentations cover all aspects and levels of the autism journey including topics of diet and nutrition, therapies, beginner and advanced medical treatments, IEP, navigating adulthood, and much more.
What can you expect at this Virtual Conference

Safeminds on AB-2004 from Axial Biotherapeutics

Microbiome7Note: Our Teresa Conrick has written about the microbiome and possible treatments that could help the autism community for several years. You can read her body of work here.  During this quarantine, seems we could all benefit if the drug indeed reduces irritability, anxiety and social withdrawal.  Stay well. Stay safe.

From Safeminds:

April 09, 2020 Axial Biotherapeutics Drug Passes Safety Test, May Reduce Irritability, Anxiety, Social Withdrawal

Results of a novel microbial-inspired drug study look promising at reducing the core symptoms of autism. Adolescents with the condition had lowered scores on irritability, anxiety and social withdrawal while on the medication. 

The drug, called AB-2004, works on the gut-brain axis. Communication between the bacteria in the gut and the brain impacts the way the brain develops and functions as well as behavior. The composition of the bacteria and other organisms of the autistic gut microbiome differs from those without the disorder.

AB-2004 removes harmful metabolites such as 4-EPS from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract that are generated from certain kinds of gut bacteria. These metabolites can create a leaky gut allowing harmful substances to enter the bloodstream and then the brain, affecting brain function. This could lead to symptoms of autism

In this just-completed early phase human clinical trial, Axial reports the study met the primary endpoints of safety and tolerability with no drug-related adverse events noted. Adherence to the three-times-per-day dosing regimen was greater than 90%. The drug can be administered by mouth. 

Significant reductions in plasma and urinary levels of several key microbial metabolites were observed, which indicate that AB-2004 is positively acting on the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. On the behavioral outcomes, Axial reported that –

  • Significant improvements in irritability scores based on the Aberrant Behavior Checklist were observed, particularly in subjects with more severe baseline scores.
  • Significant improvement in anxiety based on the Pediatric Anxiety Rating Scale were observed in subjects with more severe baseline scores.
  • Improvements in social withdrawal scores based on the Aberrant Behavior Checklist were observed, particularly in subjects with more severe baseline scores.

Twenty-six teenagers with autism were part of the study, which was an open-label design without a control group. Treatment lasted for 8 weeks. The study was conducted in Australia.

In an earlier study by Axial using an animal model of autism, AB-2004 “demonstrated the ability to repair leaky gut and improve repetitive behavior, anxiety, and ASD-related sensorimotor gating deficits by removing key microbial metabolites” in a mouse with autistic-like features.

Last year researchers at Arizona State University reported that Microbiota Transfer Therapy (MTT) using healthy, neurotypical donors led to long term improvements in autism-associated symptoms in children with the disorder. These researchers are now enrolling adults with autism for a clinical trial of MTT.   Read more at Safeminds here.

Autism Education Summit

Aes 2018
This Autism Education Summit is a conference for parents, professionals, and caregivers showcasing how implementing a holistic approach and treating the whole individual can ease the medical conditions and behavioral symptoms common in children, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). 

This Autism Education Summit (AES) is a conference bringing together over 700 parents, medical professionals, and educators, showcasing how implementing a holistic approach and treating autism as whole body disorder can ease the medical conditions and behavioral symptoms common in children, adolescents, and young adults with autism. 

Come, join our community, learn from some the best experts in functional medicine, and imbibe on hope. 

We'll see you in Dallas! 


25 Health Experts Reveal How Simple Changes in Nutrition are Dramatically Improving the Lives of people with Autism, ADHD, and Related Disorders

Science continues to lead us to the GUT as a first line of defense for treating the behaviors and symptoms of autism. Our Teresa Conrick has written extensively on the Microbiome and its impact on "mental health." You can find her articles here. We're pleased to share this announcement for a nutrition based online seminar from Julie Matthews. 

Let's face it - most of us live like shuts-ins much of the time. We're home with our kids or taking them to therapies and schools.  Getting to conferences is often impossible.  With this seminar, you can pop in earbuds and learn while you go about your day.  Thanks t0 Julie for inviting us to share the info!

Experts teaching you will include Dr. Martha Herbert from Harvard, Chef Pete Evans, and Dr. David Berger.

Learn more and register here.  
Host: Julie Matthews, CNC

Certified Nutrition Consultant and Educator

Julie Matthews is a leading expert, since 2002 on the science and application of therapeutic diets and nutrition for autism. Her award winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, help parents and practitioners make food and nutrition choices that improve symptoms. She founded Nourishing Hope and BioIndividual Nutrition Institute to further the practice of customized therapeutic diet and nutrition.

Julie has curated the leading researchers, medical doctors, and nutrition professionals to present the science, clinical results, and steps that can be taken right away. They will reveal the scientific connections between what children eat and varied symptoms of autism. You'll discover which body systems are routinely affected in autism and what the science says about using food and nutrition to help. Find out which foods negatively affect learning, behavior and mood, along with which approaches can help. Learn how and why you must individualize based on your child’s unique needs. Read Julie's bio here

10 Day Autism & Sensory Processing Disorder Online Summit

Autism Summit June 2018A unique online event for parents that will help you identify opportunities to help your child.  June 11 - 20.

Having a child with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Processing Disorder is challenging. Figuring out what to do to help them is just as challenging. Join us for 10 days of eye-opening information into the root causes of your child’s neurological dysfunction. Imagine learning about what may have caused their symptoms and how to address them with nutrition, biomedical and leverage the power of positive neuroplasticity to improve function, health, and their lives.

Autism & Sensory Processing Disorder Summit

1,250 Deaths in Trials Considered Acceptable by Indian Drugs Controller General

image from safemedicinesindia.inFrom webindia123:

Drugs Controller to come out with vaccine specific regulatory policy

Hyderabad | Saturday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST

The Drugs Controller General of India plans to come out with vaccine specific regulatory policy and a manual for regulatory requirements for commercialization of new drug and on how to conduct clinical trials in India, it was announced on Saturday.

 S. Eswara Reddy, Drugs Controller General of India, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation said that since pneumococcal is one of the major priority vaccines, they would first come out a policy to facilitate introducing indigenously-produced vaccine.

Speaking at a symposium on 'research and development of vaccines: issues, challenges and opportunities' organized by PC2 Scientific Services, a strategic and technical consulting company in association with Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA) and CR RAO AIMSCS at University of Hyderabad, he listed out the steps being taken by his organisation to promote innovation through transparent system and regulatory changes.

Reddy said they were also in process of making new regulations for conducting clinical trials and new drugs. "We will fix time lines. 30 days will be maximum timeline for giving response to their applications. If response is not received within 30 days, the application will be deemed approved," he said.

He also proposed to conduct symposiums across India and invite research institutions to know their regulatory challenges. The regulator will reach out to research and innovation centres by disseminating information about the regulatory requirements for commercialization of their products.

Reddy underlined the need to communicate to media the facts about the deaths due to clinical trials. He told the gathering that media gives a wrong projection about the number of deaths.

He said media reports that during last 7-8 years, 25,000 patients died during clinical trials in India while the fact is that only 5 percent of these deaths are actually due to clinical trials. "For example, during clinical trials related to cancer, patients who are already in terminal stage die. The death of such patients is not due to clinical trials," he said...(continue reading)

Autism, Learn To Live With It.

White-flagNOTE: Seems like since Mrs. Wright's death last year, Autism Speaks has changed its mission from "It's time to listen," to "It's time to give up." What a sin. Let's live with autism. Cancer. Alzheimers. Diabetes. MD. Raise money and live with it. Disgusting in the extreme.

By Ginger Taylor, MS

Just saw a new Autism Speaks commercial. The message...

"Learn to live with it."

I kid you not. 

(Let's just skip past the horrid imagery of a child with autism on a boat in the water with no supervision for the sake of time and trauma.)

For the few people who don't see a problem with this or understand why so many of us are so angry, please contrast compare two possible positions here.  The first has been espoused by our community for more than a decade, the second is espoused by Autism Speaks.

1. Autism is preventable and medically treatable.

2. Autism, learn to live with it.

The first is accurate and appropriate, as there are medical treatments for people diagnosed with autism that will alleviate the symptoms of autism (some of which are life threatening...  re: children in a boat in the water with no supervision). This will make their lives better without them having to spend hours and weeks and years combating a terribly debilitating condition. If there is medical treatment available for a debilitating condition, is ethical to tell people that there is medical treatment available for their debilitating condition.

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Autism Research Institute Presents Research Updates: Immunological Issues in ASD - Gestational Influences, with Dr. Judy Van de Water

ARI 50Autism Research Institute is presenting a Webinar tomorrow, 4/12 titled:  Immunological Issues in ASD - Gestational Influences. Register here. From ARI:

Join Judy Van de Water, PhD to learn about gestational influences on neurodevelopment.

Dr. Van de Water joined the faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis in 1999. In 2000, she also joined the faculty of the newly formed UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute when she began her research on the immunobiology of autism. Dr. Van de Water’s laboratory pursues research programs pertaining to autoimmune and clinical immune-based disorders including the biological aspects of autism spectrum disorders. The application of Dr. Van de Water’s immunopathology background has been instrumental in the dissection of the immune anomalies noted in some individuals with autism, and in the differentiation of various autism behavioral phenotypes at a biological level. Most notable of these is the investigation of the maternal immune system as it relates to autism spectrum disorders, with particular emphasis on the presence of highly specific maternal autoantibodies to fetal brain proteins.

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Generation Rescue Personifies ACTION with Rescue Grant Medical AutismTreatment

GR Rescue Grant
Our friends at Generation Rescue are changing the lives of individuals with autism every single day. And that means changing life for entire families, for the better.  I especially love that the grants are not limited to youngsters. Many of us have older kids, my oldest is 22. And they can still benefit greatly from treatment. Thank you to Jenny McCarthy and the entire GR team. XOX

Rescue Family Grants provide autism treatment to families in financial need. The grant provides financial support, products and services for auditory listening therapy, dietary intervention training, dietary supplements, two doctor visits, and lab testing. To date, more than 700 individuals have participated in the program and report a better quality of life and improvement in speech, language, behavior, health and wellness, and social interaction. The grant is available to individuals of all ages who meet the eligibility criteria below. 

To see if you qualify for a Rescue Grant, which provides medical treatment for autism, click here.


Blood Test that Predicts Autism has Implications for Treatment and Prevention.

TACA actionNOTE: We excerpted this article by Lisa Ackerman of TACA. Please visit and bookmark TACA as a top resource for your loved one with autism's well being, growth, safety and success.

A recent study demonstrated that a blood test might be able to differentiate children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from typically developing children.1 The study examined one carbon metabolism and its related pathways. These pathways are of the upmost importance in ASD and are essential for many critical processes in the cells of the body, including methylation which regulates turning genes on and off, producing the precursors to genetic material and producing the major antioxidant in the body known as glutathione.2

This news is not really new, however the dataset’s potential predictive ability is intriguing. Over a decade ago, Dr. Jill James, demonstrated that children with ASD have abnormal one carbon metabolism and suggested that these metabolic markers define an endophenotype (subgroup) of children with ASD.3  Furthermore, Dr. James demonstrated that several common variations in genes which provide the instructions for cellular proteins and enzymes result in an increase in the risk of developing ASD with these variations interacting in complex ways.3  This suggests several “kinks” in these metabolic pathways may add up to predispose a child to develop ASD.

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Register for The Autism Education Summit for just $49!

We're excited to share this offer from our friends at Generation Rescue!

Registration (for all three days) for the Autism Education Summit is just $49 until Sunday! 

PLUS, when you register this weekend, you’ll also be entered to win a complete set of the BIORAY Kids line of natural detox products. 

Just use promo code: AGEOFAUTISM at

Therapy House LLC Clinical Trial Enrolling Participants in Pittsburgh for IonCleanse

IonCleanseMany our of friends are using the IonCleanse system from A Major Difference.  If you are near Pittsburgh, PA, and have a child age 3 - 7, you can enroll the child in a clinical trial.

Measuring the effects of the IonCleanse® by AMD on children with autism spectrum disorders
Sponsored by A Major Difference, Inc.

1.    Study Synopsis
A Major Difference, Inc. (“AMD”)1 in partnership the Therapy House, LLC,2 have created an investigational study looking into the efficacy of using the IonCleanse® by AMD total body detoxification system for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (“ASD”).  The study is a prospective study that will be using a currently marketed product in treatment of symptoms of ASD in children.   There will be no costs incurred by participants in the trial.  
This study is planned and budgeted for 60 days and 30 children. Children who meet the inclusion criteria will be randomly selected either to receive the therapy (described next) or to be entered into the control group and receive no therapy. The group will be split evenly. For those receiving therapy, they will use the IonCleanse system for the recommended time and frequencies (based primarily on age). All participants will be evaluated pre and post by professional occupational therapists who will utilize the Battelle Developmental Inventory, Second Edition3 and the Sensory Profile 24 as the measure for gauging effectiveness. Complete details are in IonCleanse Clinical Trial Information File.

Arizona State U Autism Treatment Effectiveness Survey

ASU logoAutism Treatment Effectiveness Survey

You are invited to evaluate the effectiveness of treatments for autism. Those include medications, nutritional supplements, diets, therapies, and education.

Our goal is to learn which treatments are most effective.   Survey results will be posted on our website. The information can then be used by families and clinicians to help those with autism.

For more information, go to

Thank you for your consideration!


Prof. James B. Adams, Ph.D.

Director, ASU Autism/Asperger’s Research Program

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


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

Lee Silsby logo 09 The treatment category is sponsored by Lee Silsby, the leader in quality compounded medications for autism.

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


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 [email protected] 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

Continue reading "Meet Top Autism Treatment Docs At the Autism Education Summit In Dallas" »

Announcing The Autism Education Summit: Where Experience Meets Medical Expertise


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 [email protected] 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

Continue reading "Announcing The Autism Education Summit: Where Experience Meets Medical Expertise" »

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

ARI logo FebWednesday 10/23, 2:00pm  Eastern.

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

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


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
Grenzacherstrasse 124
CH-4070 Basel

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.


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
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Tuesday, August 7, 12 noon Eastern/9 am Pacific
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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

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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…

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

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.

Registration, Exhibit Viewing, Hosted Coffee, Cash Breakfast
Welcome Announcements
SPEAKER  Stephen Edelson, Ph.D.
The Time Is Now
SPEAKER  Andrew Levinson, MD

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



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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 [email protected] 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 .

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

ASD04 - thumbnail coverBy Teri Arranga

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.

• 20+ TRACKS
• 5 DAYS

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.

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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 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 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

Answers will also be provided in written format and posted on the 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

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.


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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Pathways To Recovery The Yasko Protocol Conference Los Angeles This October


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  We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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