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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.

--

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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Ask Dr. Sears and Meet Dr. Sears in Maryland on October 3

Dr. Bob SearsFrom our friends at TACA's Maryland chapter

Dr. Sears will be discussing The Autism Book: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Early Detection, Treatment, Recovery and Prevention. The Autism Book introduces readers to the world of autism and guides new parents beginning their own autism journey. For event details click here.

Dr. Sears gives parents with a simple and clear understanding of the biomedical treatment approach that he has used to treat his patients successfully. Dr. Sears will address preventive measures new parents can take with their infants in order to help lower the risk of autism. Check out The Autism Book HERE.

Attendance is FREE. Please use link above to register online to attend. 

Date – Sunday October 3rd, 2010
Time – 11am
Location – Old Mill High School, 600 Patriot Lane, Millersville, MD 21108

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ARI/Defeat Autism Now! Conference Oct. 7-10 Featuring "Angel Rate" & More!

California5-731530 Hurry! Discounts extended while availability lasts!

Managing Editor's Note: Our friends (and sponsor) at ARI have opened registration for the Fall ARI/DAN! conference at the luxurious, but affordable Renaissance Long Beach and the Westin Long Beach. In keeping with the spirit of Dr. Rimland, who knew the Moms and Dads needed support, ARI is offering free volunteer slots and Angel Rates for families who otherwise would not be able to attend. Don't assume you can't attend due to price until you check out all your options!  (The early-bird special has been extended through September 23rd and the hotels have extended their $139 offer while rooms last.)  I can't tell you what an emotional boost it is to meet other parents at conferences. It's a LOT cheaper than mental health therapy. ;) KS

'Nutrition Friday' in Long Beach: Parents and caregivers are invited to join the professionals during the second day of the Level 1 Nutrition Seminar - Friday, Oct. 8th. (Thursday Nutrition Seminar sessions are reserved exclusively for licensed healthcare professionals.)

New to the Biomedical Approach? Meet a Parent Mentor For many families new to the autism diagnosis or starting the biomedical approach, finding a parent mentor can help ease the frustration, help to navigate the confusing "system," and help jump-start the family with ACTION for their child affected by autism. Our friends at Talk About Curing Autism
have a key focus on building the autism community and helping families affected by autism. They have generously offered to connect parents, with achance to meet a TACA Parent Mentor at the conference.

Want to meet a mentor? Sign up when you register online. REGISTER NOW at
www.DefeatAutismNow.com.

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October 7 - 10 is the ARI/Defeat Autism Now! Conference

ARI new logo The Fall 2010 ARI/Defeat Autism Now! Conference is around the corner, Oct. 7-10 in Long Beach, California.  Our esteemed editors Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill will be on site to sign copies of their new book The Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine, and a Man-made Epidemic at the (Available here in the SafeMinds store) in the Demo Room. 

We know budgets are stretched "wafer thin" this year, even more than in the past – so be sure to check out volunteer opportunities, early-bird rates, and Angel discounts.    Some of you were able to attend Autism One  in Chicago. For others, Long Beach is an easier destination. We're fortunate to have a choice of wonderful conferences, including ARI’s conferences and the National Autism Association Conference   in St. Petersburg, FL in November. (Looking for an East coast event: mark your calendars for the Spring ARI/Defeat Autism Now! Conference in Atlanta April 28-May 1 next year).

In Long Beach, be sure to stop by the "Demo Room" at the Westin Long Beach and say ‘hello’ to Dan and Mark. ARI’s Defeat Autism Now! Conference Director Denise Fulton explains:

I'm very excited we’ll be offering our parent support demo room.  From noon Friday until noon Sunday we're going to have a walk-in support room featuring parent-advocacy and support organizations offering guidance and a table staffed by healthcare professionals where people can get help with things like giving MB-12 shots:

*DEMO ROOM: While lectures are essential to our understanding of why we must do what we must do, ultimately the information is only as good as the hands that are charged with putting these effective treatments into action.  Stop by for free one-to-one tutorials by experienced healthcare professionals. Topics include administering B-12 injections, scheduling supplements, tracking treatment success, teaching pill swallowing, and more.  


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Sarge Goodchild of Active Healing On Autism One Radio

Sarge Goodchild On the Voice America Health and Wellness Channel
www.health.voiceamerica.com
Tuesday, August 17
12 noon ET/9 AM PT

Autism One:  A Conversation of Hope

Neurological Reorganization for Brain Injury: The relationship of structure and function with therapeutic applications, with Sargent Goodchild, Jr.

Every child with autism is unique in ways that dictate which therapies will facilitate healing and when to employ them. Factors include those that are chemical/nutritional and those that are physical. There is a correlation between the functional movements we progress through as children and the level of health we have as adults. The idea of neural plasticity has gained tremendous ground in the last decade. The adult brain continues to be modified structurally and functionally by experience. If the adult brain can be modified by experience does this stand true for the brain of a child with autism, too? Yes! In this show, Sargent Goodchild, Jr., founder and executive director of Active Healing, Inc., a 501(c)(3), will talk about neural plasticity, remediation of the sensory-motor systems, and his own recovery. Visit www.activehealing.org.

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Thoughtful House Offers 50 Grants for Autism Treatment

Bright eyes Thoughtful House , in Austin Texas, is proud to announce a wonderful opportunity for 50 families affected by autism spectrum disorder.

The Bright Eyes Project will provide support and financial assistance to 50 children for the provision of the initiation of appropriate intervention. Over the course of four months, those selected will receive eight appointments with clinicians from the Medical Center and Nutrition Clinic at Thoughtful House. Each family will also receive an in-depth orientation and review with a behavior consultant.

Additionally, each family will have comprehensive support from their Family Care Coordinator and will receive discounts on appropriate laboratory testing and nutritional supplements as prescribed during the program. The estimated value of these services and discounts is approximately $5,000 per child. Each family will be responsible for a small co-pay for each appointment.

Families must meet established criteria to apply. These criteria include:

Child must be between the ages of 18 months and 12 years old to apply

Child must have a confirmed ASD diagnosis

Family must meet income requirements and be willing to commit to program requirements

The Thoughtful House team is excited about the opportunity to offer meaningful and effective interventions for 50 families in need. For more details or to request an application, please email intake@thoughtfulhouse.org.


With Special Thanks to:

Doctor's Data, Inc.
Genova Diagnostics
People's Pharmacy
Klaire Labs, a division of ProThera, Inc.
Pharmax, a division of Seroyal
Houston's Enzymes
Metagenics
Rebecca Ryan, J.D.
The Nutrition Clinic at Thoughtful House
The Medical Center at Thoughtful House

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5th Annual Long Island Autism Fair Sunday April 18

Rsvp2 The 5th Annual Long Island Autism Fair
Register HERE today for only $12.50!

Sunday- April 18th, 2010
9AM to 6PM at Farmingdale State College

Over 20 presenters including these amazing biomedical speakers:
1. Dr. Jeffrey Becker, DAN! from the NeuroSensory Center of Eastern Pennsylvania
2. Dr. Sidney Baker, MD, Co-Founder of DAN!
3. Mary Coyle, D.I. Hom. From the Real Child Center in NYC
4. David & Dr. Mark Geier, Ph.D. From Maryland
5. Dr. Keri Chiappino, DC & DAN! From New Life Chiropractic
6. Dr. Andrea Libutti, MD & DAN! From Spectrum Healing Center
7. Dr. Larry Palevsky, MD & DAN! From Northport Wellness Center
8. Rev. Lisa Sykes from CoMeD & The United Methodist Church
9. Scott Shoemaker from Ohio who recovered his son using biomedical treatments
10. Dr. Alan Sherr, DC & DAN! From Northport Wellness Center
11. Holly Bortfeld from TACA (Talk About Curing Autism)

Over 90 exhibitors including these from the biomedical community:

Autism Action Network
Hyperbaric Associates of New York, LLC
The Diet Shop & Get Healthy America
Holistic Moms Network
Brain Balance Centers
Whole Foods Market
ASD Centers, LLC
Talk About Curing Autism
Brain & Body Alternatives, Inc.
IGeneX, Inc.
Blissfully Organic
Cleansing Concepts
Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy

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Autism One Offering Free Lectures Monday and Tuesday

Free! AUTISM ONE / GENERATION RESCUE 2010 AUTISM REDEFINED CONFERENCE
WESTIN O'HARE HOTEL, CHICAGO, IL
MAY 24-30

Learn more and register at: Autism One

FREE: Monday, May 24, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Madison room

Lymphatic Therapy – the Missing Piece

Jennifer Johnson, ND, has a 10-year background in the medical field as a nurse in internal medicine, cardiology, and family practice. Jennifer holds a doctorate of naturopathic, accredited by the American Naturopathic Medical and Accreditation Board, Inc. She specializes in lymphatic decongestive therapy, low level laser detox therapy, and ozone infrared sauna therapy. Jennifer has integrated cutting-edge energy medicine technologies into her practice with great success and has an enthusiasm for it that is truly contagious. Her special affinity for this emerging technology, coupled with her innate ability to relate to both medical and holistic health professionals, make her especially qualified for using energy medicine in the area of autism recovery. Finally, she is the co-founder and president of the Foundation for the Advancement of Energy Medicine Technology (FAEMT), an organization dedicated to research and support of this emerging field.

Jennifer will speak on lymphatic therapy and how it is the missing link for autism recovery.  She will include how lymphatic decongestive therapy prepares the body to be at its optimum level of detoxification prior to laser energetic detox.  Also she will include how lymphatic decongestive therapy works in conjunction with the Zyto as well as how it complements IVIG treatment and chelation. This will be done with a slide-show presentation.  This will be followed by a demonstration of the electro-lymphatic drainage machine and there will be time for questions and answers.

FREE: Tuesday, May 25 - lectures all day!
 
Sarah Weiler, MS, CCC-SLP/L and Michele Ricamato, MA, CCC-SLP/L:  Language as a Natural and Integrated Process within the DIR® Model

Dr. Charles Chapple: Reaching Sensory Processing Disorders: Working to Benefit ADD/ADHD through Structure and Function - a biomechanical approach

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Have You Registered for the DAN! Conference?

DAN! We are pleased to announce that the Spring Conference in Baltimore April 8-11 will offer a variety of financial support options for families, including:

ANGEL DISCOUNT
Thanks to generous support from our conference exhibitors, families in need are invited to register at a reduced "Angel" rate - select this rate if you are truly unable to pay the regular rate - no questions asked. Funds are limited and available on a first-come/first-served basis.
You must pre-register online to receive this rate while funds last - Angel discounts are not available at on site registration.

VOLUNTEERS
Free admission for volunteers on the days worked - slots are limited - first-come/first served. Volunteers are able to attend General, Science or Friday Nutrition Seminar sessions in exchange for volunteering to help with registration or serve as a badge checker at the doors of the lecture halls. (Volunteers may not attend clinician seminars)
You must preregister online to volunteer while slots are available - volunteering opportunities are not available at on site registration.

STUDENT & MILITARY DISCOUNT
We also continue to offer 15% discounts for students and active members of the military. (ID required at check-in)

Click HERE to learn more and to register.

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Winner: Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism by Ken Siri and Tony Lyons

Cutting edge therapiesOzCeejay has won a signed copy of "Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism" by Ken Siri and Tony Lyons, published by Skyhorse Publishing with an afterword by Teri Arranga of Autism One. The authors are both Autism dads. This book features a compendium of treatments, described by experts in that area, from behavioral therapy to psychiatric drugs to chelation. It's a real A-Z explanation of choices and something I think has been missing from our libraries for some time. I'm glad to see so many options between the covers. The list of the therapies is below. 

Purchase Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism today! Contest is CLOSED.

1.
Allergies, Their Role and Treatment in Autism
by Dr. Marvin Boris 6

2.
Animal-Assisted Interventions and Persons with Autism Spectrum
Disorders by Dr. Aubrey Fine 10

3.
Anthroposophical Curative Education and Social Therapy
by Dr. Marga Hogenboom and Paula Moraine 17

4.
Antiepileptic Medications by Dr. Richard E. Frye 22

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DAN! Conference Baltimore, MD Offers Financial Aid to Families Seeking Autism Treatments

DAN! We are pleased to announce that the Spring Conference in Baltimore April 8-11 will offer a variety of financial support options for families, including:

EARLY BIRD RATE:
$69/day or buy all 3 days for $179

ANGEL DISCOUNT
Thanks to generous support from our conference exhibitors, families in need are invited to register at a reduced "Angel" rate - select this rate if you are truly unable to pay the regular rate - no questions asked. Funds are limited and available on a first-come/first-served basis.
You must pre-register online to receive this rate while funds last - Angel discounts are not available at on site registration.

VOLUNTEERS
Free admission for volunteers on the days worked - slots are limited - first-come/first served. Volunteers are able to attend General, Science or Friday Nutrition Seminar sessions in exchange for volunteering to help with registration or serve as a badge checker at the doors of the lecture halls. (Volunteers may not attend clinician seminars)
You must preregister online to volunteer while slots are available - volunteering opportunities are not available at on site registration.

STUDENT & MILITARY DISCOUNT
We also continue to offer 15% discounts for students and active members of the military. (ID required at check-in)

Click HERE to learn more and to register.

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Cutting Edge Science and Treatment Info at the Autism One Generation Rescue 2010 Conference

Register-Now COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION IN ONE LOCATION:
AUTISM ONE/GENERATION RESCUE 2010 CONFERENCE
MAY 24-30, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
www.autismone.org

OVER 150 SPEAKERS:  NEW FACES, TRUSTED VOICES:

Sym Rankin, RN, CRNA, and Suruchi Chandra, MD, present:
The Impact of Psychotropic and Anesthetic Agents on Underlying Biomedical Conditions in Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Many of the psychotropic and anesthetic pharmaceutical agents used in the pediatric population influence and may even aggravate the underlying biomedical conditions seen in autism spectrum disorders. An understanding of these interactions will allow parents and clinicians to make better decisions regarding the use of these drugs for children with ASD. In addition to reviewing the science and research supporting the use of psychotropic medications in ASD patients, this session will focus on the impact of SSRI and atypical antipsychotic medications on neurologic functions, metabolic systems, and liver detoxification. Also discussed will be special concerns related to anesthesia for the various surgical, radiological or dental procedures so many of our children are undergoing. Topics will include the various drugs typically used in anesthesia and how you can educate your anesthesiologist about the medical concerns of your child.

Laura Hewitson, PhD, presents:
Primate Models for Testing Vaccine Safety

With the number of pediatric vaccines being recommended for infants increasing dramatically over the last decade, there remain concerns over cumulative and/or synergistic adverse effects. This presentation will describe the development of a non-human primate model to assess CNS, gastrointestinal, and immunologic consequences of the pediatric vaccine regimen. Vaccines containing a standardized, weight-adjusted dose of thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative, were administered to infant male macaques following the recommended pediatric vaccine regimen in place in the 1990s but adjusted for the faster development of macaques; unvaccinated animals received a saline placebo or no injections. Non-human primate infants underwent daily testing for the acquisition of neonatal reflexes, and subsequent behavioral and developmental assessments, including non-invasive imaging by PET and MRI. Neurodevelopmental outcomes in infant rhesus macaques receiving thimerosal (Th)-containing pediatric vaccines will be presented. The study findings will be discussed in relation to other animal and clinical studies of vaccine safety.

Andrew Wakefield, MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath, presents:
Autism and the vagrant in the brainstem

This talk examines the possibility that brainstem injury plays a central role in autism. In light of recent observations of brainstem injury in a primate model of vaccine-associated effects on early neurodevelopment, and an analysis of the scientific literature, it is proposed that, as an epicentric event, damage to the dorsal vagal complex (DVC) of the brainstem may be necessary and sufficient to initiate the central and systemic features of autism, including the many that fall outside the behavioral definition of this condition. Mechanisms by which primary systemic inflammation can cause brainstem damage are presented with reference to the published literature. The talk discusses the anatomical predeliction of the DVC for injury resulting from a variety of mechanisms including disruption to the blood supply in the developing brain, environmental toxicity and, via retrograde vagal pathways, intestinal inflammation. Ways of examining this theory are discussed.

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AoA Contest: "Cutting Edge Therapies For Autism" by Ken Siri and Tony Lyons

Cutting edge therapies Leave a comment to enter the contest to win a signed copy of "Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism" by Ken Siri and Tony Lyons, published by Skyhorse Publishing with an afterword by Teri Arranga of Autism One. The authors are both Autism dads. This book features a compendium of treatments, described by experts in that area, from behavioral therapy to psychiatric drugs to chelation. It's a real A-Z explanation of choices and something I think has been missing from our libraries for some time. I'm glad to see so many options between the covers. The list of the therapies is below. 

Purchase
Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism today!

1.
Allergies, Their Role and Treatment in Autism
by Dr. Marvin Boris 6

2.
Animal-Assisted Interventions and Persons with Autism Spectrum
Disorders by Dr. Aubrey Fine 10

3.
Anthroposophical Curative Education and Social Therapy
by Dr. Marga Hogenboom and Paula Moraine 17

4.
Antiepileptic Medications by Dr. Richard E. Frye 22

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Fox Atlanta Features Lyn Redwood and Autism Treatments


(MyFOX ATLANTA) - For parents, hearing their child has been diagnosed with autism can be devastating. One of the first questions they face is how do they help their child. For years there haven't been any easy answers and progress has been slow, leaving families searching for their own treatments.

Autism can run the spectrum of developmental disorders that goes from mild to severe.

The problem is a lot of parents with kids on that spectrum feel like they've been left without a road map. Parents want to help, but they don't know how to get it.

One Georgia family said they found a road map.

Will Redwood is a 15-year-old Tyrone High School student who leads a pretty typical life.

Redwood started showing signs of a mild form of autism just after his first birthday.

"He had no language. He couldn't communicate with us. He wasn't potty-trained. He wouldn't look at us, he wouldn't interact with us," said Redwood's mother, Lyn.

The Redwoods and thousands of other parents have tried some outside-the-box autism treatments to help their children... Read the full article and comment at My Fox 5 Atlanta
HERE. It's important that parents share their own treatment success stories so families with newly diagnosed children (or older children who have not had treatment) know that autism is indeed treatable.

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A World Of Choices for your Child at The Autism One/Generation Rescue 2010 Conference

Hope MAY 24-30, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Register and read more at the Autism One website.

OVER 150 SPEAKERS MANY SPEAKERS NEW TO THE CONFERENCE

Here's a sample:

Daniel Barth, PhD, University of Colorado, presents:
Immune responses to brain injury, cortical excitability, brain function, and seizures

Brain infections, as well traumatic brain injury (TBI), activate "microglial" cells in the brain as part of the innate immune response. Activated microglial cells migrate to areas of damage and produce chemicals (cytokines) contributing to repair. However, evidence will be presented here that these cytokines can also pathologically increase the excitability of the brain, potentially leading to compromised brain function and to the development of acute and chronic seizures. Specifically, evidence for seizures induced by brain infection and microglia activation will be shown. Ongoing work concerned with TBI induced post-traumatic epilepsy and post-traumatic anxiety will be reviewed. Finally, the potential relevance of these findings to autism will be discussed.

AJ Russo, PhD, Pfeiffer Treatment Center, presents:
Decreased Serum Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF) in Autistic Children with GI Disease

The MET gene variant exists in the genome of a significant number of autistic individuals. It facilitates the signaling of its ligand, HGF, and is involved in peripheral organ development and repair, immune function and gastrointestinal repair. We used ELISAs to determine the serum concentration of HGF in autistic children with GI disease and appropriate controls. To determine the potential relationship between HGF levels and oxidative stress, we measured serum levels of Cu/Zn SOD in the same groups, and to help establish the possible cause of abnormal HGF levels, we measured zinc and copper levels to assess a possible association between zinc and/or copper levels and HGF concentration. Preliminary results showed that autistic children with GI disease had lower serum levels of HGF compared to controls, and our preliminary data suggests a correlation between Cu/Zn SOD and HGF levels. We did not find a relationship between Zn or Cu levels and HGF concentration. These results suggest an association between HGF serum levels and the presence of GI disease in autistic children and explain a potential functional connection between the MET gene and autism. Correlation between HGF and Cu/Zn SOD levels suggest HGF levels may be associated with oxidative stress. The concentration of serum HGF may be a useful biomarker for autistic children, especially those with severe GI disease.

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Wakefield Moving into New Leadership Role in Autism Community, Leaving Thoughtful House.

Dr. Andrew Wakefield suit headshotBy Dan Olmsted

Dr. Andrew Wakefield announced today his intention to move on to a new phase of leadership in the autism community as he also prepares a more aggressive defense of his scientific accomplishments in the wake of a ruling from the U.K.’s General Medical Council (GMC). That ruling, which charged Wakefield and two pediatric gastroenterologists with misconduct, was followed shortly by the retraction of a 1998 case series report by Wakefield and his colleagues from London’s Royal Free Hospital in The Lancet. “There has been an extraordinary outpouring of support from the autism community in response to the events of the last two weeks”, Wakefield told Age of Autism in an exclusive interview. “The most exciting part of it has been the opening up of an entirely new sort of opportunity that will allow me to continue my work on behalf of autism families.” Wakefield said he would provide more specifics on the nature of that opportunity soon. “In addition, I will now speak publicly to refute the findings that have been made against me. I know my necessary silence on these issues has troubled many parents in both the U.K. and the U.S. But I’m ready now to get back on the front foot and publicly contest the false accusations that have been made against me, my colleagues, and indirectly The Lancet children. It’s been long overdue.”

Wakefield, previously the Executive Director of Thoughtful House, had been a senior scientist in charge of an ambitious primate research program on vaccine safety. The first paper from this project was published online on October 2, 2009 by Neurotoxicology (see HERE) who then decided unexpectedly on February 12 not to proceed with publication in the print edition (like The Lancet, the journal Neurotoxicology is owned by Elsevier, a division of Reed Elsevier PLC). Many autism advocates have expressed the concern that the attack on Wakefield has been part of a broader campaign for the suppression of science, including the primate project (see HERE). Earlier this week, Jane Johnson of Thoughtful House released the following statement. “We fully support [Dr. Wakefield’s] decision to leave Thoughtful House in order to make sure that the controversy surrounding the recent findings of the General Medical Council does not interfere with the important work that our dedicated team of clinicians and researchers is doing on behalf of children with autism and their families.”

Wakefield expressed optimism that by working with the support of a larger set of autism organizations he would be able to focus attention back on the exploding population of affected children and their families, “which is where it belongs”, he emphasized. “I have always followed the principle that good medicine, and ultimately good science, begins and ends with the patient. We need to remember that the purpose of medical science is not to serve the medical industry but rather the interests of the patients the industry serves.”

Dan Olmsted is Editor of Age of Autism.


Autism One Generation Rescue 2010 Autism Redefined Conference Register Now!

Autism one Registration for the Autism One/Generation Rescue 2010 "Autism Redefined" Conference is open! Are you ready to join those who are redefining autism?  Click HERE for registration information.

KEYNOTE: JENNY McCARTHY
OVER 150 SPEAKERS

Chicago, Illinois, May 24-30, 2010

Many new faces and any favorites!

Featuring:

prediction/prevention track
environmental track
advocacy track
PANDAS track
seizures track
adult issues
much more

Join us at www.autismone.org

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Hormone-infused Nasal Spray Found to Help People with Autism

Biometric3_Facial_Recognition Managing Editor's Note: We're pleased to see more research and relief coming for people with autism and Asperger's because of this positive media report on oxytocin, despite the fact that the study only included 13 subjects, a low enough number to draw ridicule from the autism untreatables in other instances.

A point to ponder as we learn more, oxytocin is produced in the pituitary gland and this gland is affected by mercury exposure.  From Britannica oxytocin is a ...hormone used clinically to stimulate contractions of the uterus during labour, to control bleeding following delivery, and to stimulate the secretion of breast milk. Oxytocin was first synthesized (along with the related vasopressin, or antidiuretic hormone [ADH]) by American biochemist Vincent du Vigneaud in 1953, and he received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1955 for this work. Synthetic oxytocin has since become widely used in obstetric practice. Natural oxytocin is secreted by the posterior pituitary gland, which holds and secretes oxytocin produced by the hypothalamus.
 
In August of 2009, US News  ran a story about a study from UCLA:The UCLA study found evidence linking inorganic mercury in the blood to tissues known to be targets for the toxin, such as the liver, the immune system and the pituitary gland.

From The Washington Post.

By Rob Stein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A nasal spray containing a hormone that is known to make women more maternal and men less shy apparently can help those with autism make eye contact and interact better with others, according to a provocative study released Monday.

The study, involving 13 adults with either a high-functioning form of autism or Asperger syndrome, a mild form of the disorder, found that when the subjects inhaled the hormone oxytocin, they scored significantly better on a test that involved recognizing faces and performed much better in a game that involved tossing a ball with others.

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WaPo: Autism and diet: Many questions to digest

GFCF diet By Jennifer LaRue Huget
Thursday, February 11, 2010

Read the full article in The Washington Post.

Last week, the British medical journal the Lancet, which had originally published a controversial 1998 study by British researcher Andrew Wakefield that implied a link between autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella, formally retracted that study. In the wake of this, one of the tantalizing areas to be explored is the role diet might play in the lives of children with autism.

Research published in October showed that 1 in 91 children has a disorder somewhere along the autism spectrum, with degrees of severity ranging from mild to major. (Federal figures released in December put that number at 1 in 110.) For now, the only treatment known to help kids with autism -- the most common of the conditions that make up what is known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) -- is placement in an education program that's appropriate to their specific needs, providing speech and language therapy to boost their ability to communicate, and helping them develop social skills, according to Susan Levy, director of the Regional Autism Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics' autism subcommittee...

 

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Autism One Generation Rescue 2010 "Autism Redefined" Conference

Autism one Registration for the Autism One/Generation Rescue 2010 "Autism Redefined" Conference is open! Are you ready to join those who are redefining autism?  Click HERE for registration information.

KEYNOTE: JENNY McCARTHY
OVER 150 SPEAKERS

Chicago, Illinois, May 24-30, 2010

Many new faces and any favorites!

Featuring:

prediction/prevention track
environmental track
advocacy track
PANDAS track
seizures track
adult issues
much more

Join us at www.autismone.org

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Curando el Autismo on VoiceAmerica Today Noon

Listen On the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
www.health.voiceamerica.com

Tuesday, January 26
12 noon Eastern

Segunda parte:  Curando el Autismo (en español) con Kerri Rivera y Lorna Ortiz
 
Segunda parte: Le exhortamos se unan a Kerri Rivera directora de la clínica DAN! Autism02 en Puerto Vallarta, México y a Lorna Ortiz, co-founder of Curando el Autismo, mientras hablan acerca del Congreso Internacional Curando el Autismo (ABA-Biomed) el cual se llevara a cabo los días 6 y 7 del 2010.  El mismo traerá sobre 10 profesionales en los campos de ABA y Biomed provenientes de EU, México y Puerto Rico.  Lorna, es la madre de un niño de 4 años con autismo que ha progresado inmensamente con terapia ABA e intervención biomédica.

Part 2: Join Kerri Rivera, director of the DAN! clinic Autism02 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, & Lorna Ortiz, cofounder of Curando el Autismo, as they share more info about the upcoming Curando el Autismo-International Congress (ABA-Biomed) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Feb. 6 & 7, 2010, featuring over 10 speakers from the US, Mexico & Puerto Rico. Lorna is the mother of a 4-year-old boy who is moving forward with ABA and biomedical interventions for autism.

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Autism Hope in Action Conference: 1/30 San Francisco

NHBookCoverwIPPY By Katie Wright

I am sure every living person in the autism community knows about son’s Christian’s battle with diarrhea and the success we had with dietary interventions. Sorry but please bear with me. I just want to make San Franciso families aware of amazing dietary intervention workshop tomorrow.

If you have a child with chronic diarrhea or constipation this workshop is for you. If you have a child who won’t eat or eats 2 things this workshop is also for you! Julie Matthews knows everything there is to know about autism and nutrition. She is patient, engaging, super smart and believes in our kids.

Welcome Parents and Caregivers! Nourishing Hope presents a one-day empowering workshop to educate parents about the most current integrative healing strategies for children with autism. The conference features Dr. Kurt Woeller, Julie Matthews and Stan Kurtz. Click Autism Hope in Action for details.

Although autism rates have skyrocketed to 1 in 94 children and the causes of the epidemic remain uncertain, parents should know that now, more than ever, hope and healing is in your hands and available to your child.

Autism's greatest secret is that autism is treatable. Children can achieve improved health and behavior, and even fully recover from autism when following an integrative medical, nutrition, wellness, and supplementation healing approach. When Hope meets Action, children Get Better!

Saturday, January 30, 2010
Registration: 7:30AM
Workshop: 8:15AM – 5:30PM

Workshop Location:
South San Francisco Conference Center
255 South Airport Boulevard
South San Francisco, California 94080

Information Email: Info@AutismHopeInAction.com
Getting To The Conference: www.MapQuest.com
Conference Center/Hotel Details: www.ssfconf.com

Cost:
Early Bird Special (Booked by December 15th) – $70.00
Workshop Registration Fee – $95.00
Day of Workshop Registration Fee – $125.00

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New In an effort to expand their product offering to meet your needs, our sponsor OurKidsASD is offering a $5 promo code to anyone who suggests a new supplement not currently on the website.

Click: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T38Y85Y to make your suggestion. 

Make sure you search their site carefully before suggesting a new product. One coupon code per household.

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AoA Contest: Win a Copy of Healing Our Autistic Children By Dr. Julie Buckley

Healing Our Autistic ChildrenLeave a comment to win a signed copy of Healing Our Autistic Children, by Dr. Julie Buckley.  And don't forget that 1-10-10 is "Build a Bridge Day." Details below the jump.

One of our most common frustrations as we work to heal our children is the difficulty we sometimes experience in communicating with therapists, or doctors, or even family members who just don’t understand, no matter how hard we try, that autism is a treatable medical disease.

Dr. Julie Buckley has written Healing Our Autistic Children to help us bridge these communication gaps.  Short and eminently readable, this book introduces the reader to complex science using office visits and patient stories, including those of her own daughter.  Documenting the actual published medical literature on which her approach is predicated at the end, this book also does what every physician should always ask- “Show me the science.”

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Build A Communication Bridge with "Healing our Autistic Children" By Dr. Julie Buckley

Healing Our Autistic Children Build A Communication Bridge on 1-10-10!

One of our most common frustrations as we work to heal our children is the difficulty we sometimes experience in communicating with therapists, or doctors, or even family members who just don’t understand, no matter how hard we try, that autism is a treatable medical disease.

Dr. Julie Buckley has written Healing Our Autistic Children to help us bridge these communication gaps.  Short and eminently readable, this book introduces the reader to complex science using office visits and patient stories, including those of her own daughter.  Documenting the actual published medical literature on which her approach is predicated at the end, this book also does what every physician should always ask- “Show me the science.”

Many of the autism groups have read this book and are very excited about its potential to reach the ears, hearts, and minds of those who do not know how or where to start in working toward recovery.  We are proud to participate in “Build A Communication Bridge Day” on 1-10-10.

On 1-10-10, January 10th, 2010, the autism community will speak with one voice, buying and delivering copies of this book into the hands of our teachers, our therapists, our doctors, our politicians, our family members, communicating as one body the message that autism is a treatable medical disease, the science is published to explain why, and that we need to work together to heal the now 1 in 91 children finding themselves on the autism spectrum. 

For more information and to order your copies, please visit Healing Our Autistic Children

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Pediatrics Consensus Articles Acknowledge Need to Improve Evaluation and Treatment of GI Disorders in Autism

ARI new logo Landmark Consensus Articles Published in Pediatrics Acknowledge the Need to Improve Evaluation and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders in Individuals with Autism

Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders in Individuals With ASDs: A Consensus Report

Recommendations for Evaluation and Treatment of Common Gastrointestinal Problems in Children With ASDs

The Autism Research Institute encourages parents who feel their child might have GI dysfunction to bring these important papers to the attention of their health care providers.


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A causal relationship between gastrointestinal disorders and the behavioral features of children with autism spectrum disorder has been acknowledged for years by parents caring for those affected, yet dismissed by mainstream medicine. A landmark paper, Recommendations for Evaluation and Treatment of Common Gastrointestinal Problems in Children with ASDs, a consensus report published this week in Pediatrics, is an important step forward in closing this gap. Acknowledging that certain behavioral manifestations of patients with ASD such as self- injury and poor sleep might have a GI basis is the first step toward achieving substantive therapies.  

Because it was felt that many individuals with ASD might have undiagnosed medical conditions, often involving the gastrointestinal tract, representatives from the Autism Research Institute (ARI) and other autism advocacy groups worked to convene a gut consensus meeting from which the articles were derived.  On May 29–30, 2008, a multidisciplinary panel of 27 clinical and research experts met in Boston, Massachusetts to develop recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of GI disorders in individuals with ASD. 

ARI’s Director Dr. Stephen Edelson commented, “This is truly a human rights issue; every child deserves proper medical attention--whether or not they have autism. This published report brings much-needed focus to gastrointestinal problems that are commonly associated with the autism spectrum. The conclusions of the report are clear: physicians need to be alert and responsive to such problems when treating these patients; additional research on prevalence, cause, and appropriate treatment is imperative.”

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Autism One & Generation Rescue Autism Redefined 2010 Conference

Chicago skyline The Hopes of a Mother . . . the Dreams of a Father . . . Are Real. Our Children Get Better.

Conference details will be posted soon at www.autismone.org.
Registration opens this week.

PROUDLY ANNOUNCING
The Autism One & Generation Rescue - Autism Redefined 2010 Conference
Monday, May 24 – Sunday, May 30
Westin O’Hare Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

We could not be more pleased to bring you Autism Redefined 2010 and share with you the tremendous excitement we feel. The most comprehensive autism conference internationally is getting bigger and better.

For 7 days in May, everything you thought you knew and could do will be challenged and changed. You will be informed, educated, and join the legion of parents who are embracing prevention and recovery.

Conference Speakers - Partial List for 2010:

Keynote Address - Jenny McCarthy

James Adams, PhD
Timothy Adams, Esq.
Lynne Arnold, MA
Mary Lynch Barbera, RN, MSN, BCBA
Daniel Barth, PhD
Jeffrey Becker, OD
Michael Biamonte, CCN
Mark Blaxill, MBA
Kenneth Bock, MD
Tom Bohager
Jeff Bradstreet, MD

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Age of Autism Contest Winner: Dr. Mercola's Probiotic Packs

Probiotics-packs-box-sidebar-sm WINNER: Nicola O. Congrats!

Nicola won a pack of Dr. Mercola's new probiotic packs. They are convenient fruit flavored packets you can mix into water or juice. Take one to work, pop it into your water bottle. We Moms and Dads have to keep healthy too! 

Click HERE to watch a video and to learn more about the product.

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Age of Autism Contest: Dr. Mercola's New Probiotics

Probiotics-packs-box-sidebar-sm Leave a comment to win a pack of Dr. Mercola's new probiotic packs. They are convenient fruit flavored packets you can mix into water or juice. Take one to work, pop it into your water bottle. We Moms and Dads have to keep healthy too! 

Click HERE to watch a video and to learn more about the product.

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Autism Hope in Action Conference January 30, San Francisco

Hope in action
Welcome Parents and Caregivers! Nourishing Hope presents a one-day empowering workshop to educate parents about the most current integrative healing strategies for children with autism. The conference features Dr. Kurt Woeller, Julie Matthews and Stan Kurtz. Click Autism Hope in Action for details.

Although autism rates have skyrocketed to 1 in 94 children and the causes of the epidemic remain uncertain, parents should know that now, more than ever, hope and healing is in your hands and available to your child.

Autism's greatest secret is that autism is treatable. Children can achieve improved health and behavior, and even fully recover from autism when following an integrative medical, nutrition, wellness, and supplementation healing approach. When Hope meets Action, children Get Better!

Saturday, January 30, 2010
Registration: 7:30AM
Workshop: 8:15AM – 5:30PM

Workshop Location:
South San Francisco Conference Center
255 South Airport Boulevard
South San Francisco, California 94080

Information Email: Info@AutismHopeInAction.com
Getting To The Conference: www.MapQuest.com
Conference Center/Hotel Details: www.ssfconf.com

Cost:
Early Bird Special (Booked by December 15th) – $70.00
Workshop Registration Fee – $95.00
Day of Workshop Registration Fee – $125.00

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Autism: The Roots of Comorbidity

QueenOfDeNile By Teresa Conrick

The recent Chicago Tribune hit-and-run piece on autism treatments and those who support them was such an injustice to the true medical issues that our children have that it spurred me into an investigation about the recurring theme that many media outlets employ -- ignore the true medical issues of autism and just discuss treatment of the symptoms (and bash those who disobey). Those treatments, for symptoms only, often include powerful, sedating and off-label psychiatric drugs that have many dangerous side effects.

So again, a look back in time often uncovers some striking parallels and possibly sheds some light about the illness of autism and its behavioral symptoms. Investigating the incidence of medical issues in that population brought me to an AUG. 27, 1949 BMJ study called INCIDENCE OF PHYSICAL DISORDERS AMONG PSYCHIATRIC IN-PATIENTS A STUDY OF 175 CASES by H. E. S. MARSHALL , at Psychiatric Unit, St. George's Hospital in London. (HERE)

The conclusion:

The number of patients studied was 175, comprising 124 women and 51 men ."All were in need of psychiatric attention, and no purely physical criterion entered into their selection.  But in no fewer than 77 patients (44%) ... some physical condition needing attention was found." And this was equally interesting --  "In 39 patients (22%) the physical condition was considered to contribute to the development of the psychological illness."

That's an interesting conclusion - that a physical condition contributed to the development of a psychiatric condition.

In 1996, while my Megan was sick with mysterious viral illnesses, rashes, chronic ear infections, GI pain, diarrhea and vomiting, she received a diagnosis of "autism" which then began the detour of true medical help. Ironically, this journal article appeared that same year in "Health and Social Work, Vol. 21", "STUDIES ON MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ILLNESS."  (HERE)

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The Science Behind HBOT For Autism Today on Voice America

Listen On the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
Autism One: A Conversation of Hope

Tuesday, December 1
12 noon ET / 11 am CT / 9 am PT
www.health.voiceamerica.com

The Science behind the Use of Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as a Treatment Option for Children with Autism with Kyle Van Dyke, MD, Lauren Underwood, PhD, and Kelly Adams.

  Join Teri and her guests from the worlds of clinical practice, research, and parenting a child with autism as they answer the following questions:  What is hyperbaric oxygen?  What are the therapeutic principles of hyperbaric oxygen therapy?  How can mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy help underlying conditions of autism?  Is it safe?  And more. 

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Parent Testimonial for Lee Silsby's Enhansa Curcumin Supplement and Autism

Gratitide2 Happy Thanksgiving! Here's a post about gratitude from a Mom using Enhansa from our sponsor Lee Silsby.  Thank you to everyone who is dedicated to helping our loved ones lead the healthiest, most productive life possible.

On our journey through Autism, I've been told many times with intent to support and give me hope "this works great". I'm sure parents like myself can relate to the broken heart and pockets when the miracle doesn't ignite. Its the worst let down to spend already scarce money on something that after a few weeks of use is placed on the storage supplement shelf to collect dust along side of many other.

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the great results with Enhansa. I did in the beginning have a problem getting my son, (*), to take the new flavored supplement. After mastering masking (more of a blending) the distinctive flavor, the obvious results encouraged me to up his dosage. A recommendation from a warrior mother of Autism that worked for me was to melt Xylitol in a spoon and add it to Enhansa. That and adding it to a little juice did the trick for Ish. 

2 months later @ 600 mg a day he is smiling and connecting in a way I haven't seen since he was a baby. The fear that normally holds him back is disappearing everyday before my eyes. His face is alive with warm color and ruby red lips. I never realized how pale he was until now. He's becoming more alive in every way. I am so excited and welcome the future again.

My 3 all time favorites fighting Autism are B-12 injections, HBOT and now Enhansa. Thank you Alan!!!! Keep up the miraculous products your company produces and the love for our children that keeps you inspired.

I will keep you updated on (*'s) progress. The journey is not so scary anymore because now there is a little light at the end of the tunnel.

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No Longer Autistic! Recovery is Possible.

Autism file logo We're happy to share a recovery story from The Autism File written by Lisa Mize of Arizona. Click HERE to read the full story.

...Ricky received strong antioxidants and an oral chelator for four months during kindergarten. With each round he made huge leaps in cognitive functions, social
awareness, and language. He began to interact with his peers. He wanted to play! He participated in class. At one point his teacher, a 30-year elementary school
veteran, pulled me aside and said, “I don’t know what you are doing, but whatever it is,
don’t stop!” Round after round, he dumped huge amounts of metals. And round by round, we began to see our son again.

(The holidays are here. The Autism File makes a great teacher, therapist, doctor or family member gift.)

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Autism Recovery Revisited: Tell the Chicago Tribune They Are Wrong

Blind eye The Chicago Tribune is running another series of articles stating that "risky" treatments are of little use to children/people with autism (HERE). (Meanwhile, the American Academy of Pediatrics, in their backyard, will tell parents to use powerful psychiatric drugs with little to know knowledge of how they work or their long term effects on kids. Talk about risky.)  We'll be sharing more info with you about the interview process these journalists followed and what did and did not make their final article. In the meantime, we invite you to send Patrician Callahan (pcallahan@tribune.com),  Trine Tsouderos (ttsouderos@tribune.com) and Editor Gerould Kern (gkern@tribune.com) a polite email sharing how treatments have improved your child's life. When you send your email, include a copy in our comments, please.

We beg to differ with the slant the Tribune is taking. Children can make tremendous progress and we will share stories with you from our recovery category. Start with this little girl, who is using speech for the first time. If you ever figure out why people with autism are NOT supposed to see improvement or, God forbid, recover, let us know. The anger, skepticism and outright denial of medical care for autism is stunning.

From August, 12, 2009 (HERE) : Yesterday, we told you about the 2009 National Autism Association Conference in Florida this November. The video below is a gorgeous advertisement for why you should attend the conference. This beautiful, nine year old child was non-verbal until just weeks ago.

Her Mom has attended every National Autism Association Conference. Because this child is Aly Fournier, daughter of NAA President Wendy Fournier. The video is called "Aly's Letters." Just see if you can stop smiling while you watch this. 


From Wendy on 7/24/09: Friends, I have a miracle to share with you! It's all about Hopeism. My daughter Aly is 9 years old and severely injured by her vaccines - diagnosis: Autism. She has never had functional language. I have a recording on my computer of her saying Mama when she was about 11 months old. I haven't heard it since. The last 7 years have been more difficult than I can say, but many of you don't need an explanation, you're living it.

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Never Tried Biomedical Treatment for Autism? Apply for a Generation Rescue Grant.

AngelLogo4 Our sponsor Generation Rescue has opened its grant application window for families who have NOT YET BEGUN any biomedical intervention.  If you are already a biomed family, our sponsor NAA offers the Helping Hand Grant program, which opens in January. From GR:

Generations Rescue's Rescue Family grants is designed to provide support for individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Each grant recipient will receive 2-doctor visits with a specially trained physician who treats autism; vitamins, minerals and supplements for 90 days, a Generation Rescue Rescue Mentor and dietary intervention training.

This grant is only applicable for families who have not done biomedical treatment, with the exception of the GF/CF Diet. Click HERE to learn more and to apply.

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Age of Autism Contest: $40 from OurKidsASD.com!

Enter to win The winners are David Gerhauser, Erik Ohlsson, Melanie Vanciel and Lysa Mulloy.

Thanks to our sponsor Lee Silsby compounding pharmacy for this contest.  Four readers won $40 in product from OurKidsASD, your one stop source for autism-related supplements. 

The contest is now closed.

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