Behaviors – Help! My Kid’s Behavior is Out of Control!

By Holly Bortfeld  “Autism“ is diagnosed by a set a behaviors so that means behaviors will be a part of your day.  There are two camps to dealing with autism’s behavior – Dietary Intervention and Behavioral Therapy – some people choose only one, but we have found they work better together! When my son was […]

What Autism Symptoms Mean

I. Medical Treatment Basics Overview II. Why Does My Child Do THAT? III. Definition of Terms Used I. Medical Treatment Basics Overview What is Medical Treatment? Children with autism almost always have medical conditions that cause or make the symptoms of autism worse. Treating those conditions makes the child healthier and when they are in […]

Teens with ASD: Medical Treatment with an Older Child

The future depends on what we do in the present. – Mahatma Gandhi Medical Interventions are not just for the very young. The beautiful thing about medical intervention is that there is no “window” during which medical treatments will only work, but rather we’ve seen many families start medical treatments with teens and adults with […]

Medical Testing, Common Issues & Treatment Information

First Things First In the American Academy of Pediatrics Physicians’ references, there are very few “standards of care” for children affected with autism. Standards of care are used to define necessary treatments by health insurance companies and the providers of services and treatments. In addition these standards are created so health insurance companies know what […]

The Parent’s Role in Biomedical Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Lisa Ackerman – December 2006 Nothing is more heartbreaking for parents than receiving the label of “autism” for their beloved child. Hopes and dreams for a child never include this devastating diagnosis. As follow-up appointments come and go, many families, including mine, have heard this statement from professionals: “There is nothing you can do.” […]