A video from a news station in New Jersey, where the Autism statistics are among the worst in the U.S., supporting the concept of autism spectrum disorders being a problem with brain connectivity. The video is regarding a study done relating to auditory processing and brain waves. The video is short and sweet with enough information for you to look up the actual study if you so desire. As you all now we support the functional disconnection syndrome as part of the model to explain autism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOIjoiTVbdM&feature=related
I have an adult non autism patient who has found tremendous health benefits from going gluten free. So much so that he has become an advocate for going gluten free and increasing awareness regarding celiac’s disease. He has become educated and recommends the following information to all. The web site he gave me has much information about gluten sensitivity not just relating to autism spectrum disorders but to many different medical conditions. Here is a chance to educate yourself if you so desire. http://jccglutenfree.googlepages.com/ This site is a true gem, check it out.
Brian Dery an award winning producer is making a new documentary on Autism Spectrum Disorders that will not only increase awareness but create hope and inspire those involved with the autism community. The movie will debut in June but Brian has released a preview to the film for which we have provided the link below. The film will feature various treatments included Hemispheric Integration Therapy and so will also increase awareness for us as it it our office and our patient which is featured in the film. This film will help spread the word regarding the success that qualified practitioners of Functional Neurology and Hemispheric Integration Therapy are having with children and adults on the Autism spectrum. Check out the clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQIVp9x1xLI
We recently had a child who tested positive for Leaky gut syndrome. His mother then endeavored to take on our leaky gut protocol. Part of the leaky gut protocol includes an elimination type diet. Part of this diet includes the elimination of gluten and casein, at least on a temporary basis. Mom was having trouble figuring out what she could feed her child and where to get types of food she needed. One of the other moms in our support group was kind enough to help her navigate this maze for the first time. Gluten-free casein free diets are often a hardship on the family and not just the child is on the diet. With Valentine’s Day coming up I found this recipe for a gluten-free chocolate torte that I thought all family members could enjoy.
I just received this info regarding an upcoming autism cruise and wanted to get it out to everyone as soon as possible so that the appropriate plans could be made for those that are interested in participating in this activity could take advantage of it. The cruise also allows service dogs as well as has instructional workshops regarding service dogs so that you could kill two birds with one stone if these are subjects of interest to you. All ports allow service dogs. Here is the info, Please pass it along to anyone that you feel might also have an interest.
Alumni Cruises and Autism on the Seas is offering a group cruise in
August 2010. This will be a service dog friendly cruise and
accommodations will be made. All the ports we are visiting (Key West,
Cozumel and CocoCay Bahamas) allow service dogs. On the cruise there
will be various instructional workshops on service dogs. This is a
great time to vacation with other service dog users. Alumni Cruises
will also be offering their normal services and accommodations for
those of all abilities. Please check it out and if you have any
questions, please feel free to contact me Heather@AutismOnTheGo.com
A member of our support group www.hitautism.net sent me this note and I thought I would pass it on to everyone. This is particularly timely as today Lancet retracted the paper linking vaccines to autism. She sounds sincere and like she wants to take some action. Please feel free to comment on this site or contact Arlene directly, below is her contact info.
I am writing because I feel that something may have been overlooked with the connection between autism, and vaccines.
Everybody says that there is no connection between the shots and autism, I beleive that is partially true. What I beleive is that the shot given by itself is not a problem. The shot given along with other shots is what causes the problem.
I am 54 with a grandson diagnosed with autism. When my children were young doctors gave one shot at a time. There weren’t as many shots given, like today. I have heard too many stories including my grandsons where 3 to 4 shouts were give at one office visit. The children were held down by nurses and given a total of 4 shots 2 at a time. This is what I beleive is the cause for the increase in autism. The body cannot handle that amount at once.
I have been listening to young people and their stories,and now want to talk to some doctors who deal with autism and see if multiple shots given at one time could be the answere. I will be doing some research and may even write to newspapers to see if people will write to me. I need and want to find a way to stop or decrease autism especially if one of the solutions would be easy. Stop the multiple shots at once.
Can you ask patients and people in your support group if they remember if their children received multiple shots when they went to their doctors prior to seeing change in their children. Please help me help them. Feel free to call me if there is anything I can do.
It is the newer imaging techniques such as functional MRIs and SPECT scanning that is really giving us great clues and insights into how the brain works. This of course will lead us further understand how the brain works in autism or what in essence is the dysfunction taking place. Here is a nice video series regarding a doctor whose son has autism. She scans her own brain as well as her sons and makes comparisons. This is a three part series, however, I thought the third would be the nicest one to expose you to in order to see if you had further interest. Naturally you are welcome to go back and check out parts one and two. The doctors accent is a bit difficult to understand but I still think this is a nice introduction and educational tool for everyone regarding SPECT scans. Hopefully you will find it interesting and not too technical.