Treatments and Supplements
We are immensely proud to present our latest publication – Treatments and therapies for autism – Treating Autism guide for parents, produced with the aim of providing parents with a quick overview of some of the available interventions for autism. While the booklet has been produced with parents of newly diagnosed children in mind, to be handed to them at the point of their child’s autism diagnosis, we are confident that all of our children will be able to benefit from some sections so please do open, read and share the document widely.
This Guide is being distributed to parents through centres and individual practitioners such as SLT’s, teachers and those working at diagnostic practices – so if you know of any individuals or centres willing to take part in the scheme we are happy to provide any number of printed copies to be handed out to parents. Alternatively, if you yourself are able to distribute or leave copies on display in areas where the Guide is likely to be seen and picked up please give us a shout! Email us firstname.lastname@example.org type ‘TA Guide request for copies’ in the subject matter and let us know your name, address, and number of copies required.
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Summary of Dietary, Nutritional, and Medical
Treatments for Autism, by Autism Research Institute
A review paper by Dr Cubala-Kucharska published in Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars), June 2010
Bryan Jepson Summary: The Physiological Basis and Biomedical Intervention Options of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Omega-3 fatty acids for child behaviour, learning and mood: ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism and related conditions
Diagnosis of Autism: Now what?
An article by Dr Dan Rossignol, published with permission of Autism File.
Further links and reading
There are many books, websites and opinion blogs out there with detailed information on old and new treatments for autism – these are often written by parents and many of those parents are themselves researchers and medical doctors. They are generously sharing their knowledge, interpretation of science and personal experiences of treating autism in their children and/or their patients.
‘The Autism Revolution’, a ground-breaking book by Harvard Medical School researcher and clinician Dr Martha Herbert is an easy-to-read book in which she rejects the model of autism as a lifelong, genetic, brain disorder, and instead provides compelling evidence drawn from her own clinical experience for a paradigm shift towards autism as a whole-body disorder. ‘Autism Revolution’ is a positive, inspiring book, with lots of practical advice on restoring health and improving quality of life.
Another book recommended by our members that provides a more in-depth and comprehensive view on various medical issues comorbid to, or underlying autism, and possible test and treatments is ‘Navigating the Medical Maze with Autism Spectrum Disorder – A Practical Guide for Parents’ by Sue Ming, MD and Beth Pletcher, MD. This book is also available to borrow from our members’ library.
For a scientific analysis of the latest autism research, do consider reading our free publication Medical Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorder. This document references numerous recent studies which show that some autism symptoms can be ameliorated or reduced with accurate diagnosis and treatment of related health conditions. A hard copy of the document can be ordered by email via email@example.com
Extensive information on autism treatment approaches can be gathered by watching Autism Research Institute conference videos. Another website with excellent video presentations and information on various treatments is http://www.autismcanada.org/
Enzymes for Autism and Other Neurological Conditions: The Practical Guide for Digestive Enzymes, Better Health and Better Behavior by Karen DeFelice, is an good and easy-to read resource for beginners, or anyone interested in improving their ASD child’s gastrointestinal health and behaviour.
Changing the Course of Autism, by Dr Bryan Jepson
The Myth of Autism, by Dr Micheal Goldberg
Healing the New Childhood Epidemics, by Dr Kenneth Bock
Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments – Individuality in an Epidemic, by Jon Pangborn PhD and Dr Sidney Baker MD
Special Diets for Special Kids, by Lisa Lewis
Treating Autism: Parent stories of Hope & Success, by Dr Steve Edelson
(most of these book titles are available to borrow for free from Treating Autism members library)
Autism Research Institute free webinars
What if this is not autism? conference webcast by the Dr M Goldberg, creator of the NIDS protocol for treating autism (or watch it on youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=asMyEggNKxo)
The Immune System & Autism interview with T Theoharides MD PhD
Here are some of those sources, although the list is by no means exhaustive:
Epiphany – An Alternative Reality for Classic Autism – Based on Today’s Science blog
This blog is mainly a review of the science behind autism, looking for pointers to effective treatments.
Autism: Getting Better: A Biomedical Protocol Based on Autism’s Typical Biochemistry Kindle book
A father of a boy on the spectrum describes an innovative biomedical autism treatment protocol. The protocol applies the most relevant findings in the existing medical literature in a practical way.
Stop Calling it Autism -SCIA treatment protocol website
SCIA approach to treating autism and enable recovery is to inhibit microglial activation, which from evidence is known to destroy brain connections affecting brain development and function.
Goldberg Approach™ to treating Autism and other neuroimmune disorders by Dr Michael Goldberg website
Sensory massage therapies for treating disabling symptoms of autism
Qigong Sensory Treatment Massage For Children With Autism – Qigong massage is an evidence based treatment for autism website
Based on many parental reports, as well as positive studies on related touch-therapies and massage therapies that are based on similar principles (see above), Tui Na massage therapy has the potential to improve and reduce many of the disabling symptoms that are part of, or often accompany autism. To find out more about this massage and its potential benefit in autism read this Treating Autism Info Sheet
PANDAS & PANS and autism information sheet
PANDAS=pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections | PANS=pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome
Many parents often enquire about PANDAS/PANS – strep and other infections and their possible relevance for some children with autism. We have therefore provided a quick list of resources including general information and background, as well as possible tests and treatments. To find out more about this massage and its potential benefit in autism read this Treating Autism PANDAS&PANS Info Sheet