Autism Organizations

The Autism Community in ActionEducation, Resources, Support and Empowerment for families with ASD children. 

AutismOne: Non-profit, parent-run organization for education and ASD children advocacy.

Autism Hope Alliance: The Autism Hope Alliance embodies hope for families facing the diagnosis of Autism through education, financial support and volunteerism. The Autism Hope Alliance is the first non-profit foundation for Autism to emerge from the natural foods industry. Providing hope and help for autism families today.

Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS): Doctors trained in how to treat children on the autism spectrum. Has clinician directory. 

Generation Rescue: An organization that provides hope for reversing Autism and treatment assistance.

Autism Research Institute:
Free autism education for parents and professionals.

National Autism Association: Providing many programs for families living with autism.

Autism Resources

ATEC: Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist, a standard way to measure the effectiveness of a treatment you use.

Generation Rescue Family Grant Program: Provides treatment, financial support, therapy services, nutritional training, supplements, medical visits and lab testing for children with autism and families in financial need.

Products We Believe In 

The AquaTru Reverse Osmosis Water System

The AquaTru Reverse Osmosis Water System delivers pure water to your daily life – it requires no water line, fits on any counter, and can be used anywhere in the world. Simply add water, and the AquaTru purifies. I have this Aquatru system and really love it for a simple reverse osmosis system that can be easily cleaned of any built-up bacteria, so there is nothing growing (microbes) in the water system.

Ion foot detox bath by IonCleanse

This is a safe and non-invasive way to detoxify the body using the power of ions. Kids ask for it! They simply put their feet in the water for 15-30 minutes. Check out their research that shows 46% reduction in Aluminum, 34% reduction in glyphosate, 24% reduction in cadmium. One study showed a 55% average reduction in ATEC scores for 24 participants.

Diets

One diet does not fit all. Each body is quite unique in what it needs to thrive. However, because the Standard Western Diet is composed of toxic, processed foods that are not really nutritious, following some basics will be helpful. For instance, no processed anything! Fresh fruits, veggies, organic, pasture-raised, grass-fed meats, healthy fats, some grains. If these food have been absent for some time, supplementation is likely necessary.

Start with…

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon autism alternative treatment, allergies alternative treatmentFashioned from Westin A. Price's research on diets of indigenous peoples, this cookbook not only has recipes of whole food meals, fermentation, and using bones and organs of animals, it's chock full of great snippets about vitamins, minerals and which foods contain which.

Below are some great resources if you are new to diets.

Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet – Remove these foods that contain opiate-like compounds that affect the brain and watch your child, and likely everyone in the family, feel better

Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Diet by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride

Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) – This diet is opposite to the FODMAP diet (below), only allowing very simple carbohydrates that are easily absorbed by the intestine wall.

Low FODMAP (Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols) Diet – Developed from researchers in Melbourne, Australia, this diet has shown to greatly improve signs of IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

To find out more, here are a few websites to check out:  

IBSdiets.org Information on low FODMAP diets

Shepherd Works Based in Melbourne, Australia has cookbooks and recipes for low FODMAP cooking.

Stanford Digestive Health Center offers experienced dietitians with special expertise in the low FODMAP diet and other medical nutrition therapies for digestive disorders, including IBS..

bodyecologybook

Body Ecology Diet This is really about changing lifestyle and food to incorporate more healthy gut flora through fermented foods. Donna Gates, founder, has a program for helping with autism called BEDROK (Body Ecology Diet Recovering Our Kids).

 

Movement Therapies for reflex and sensory integration

Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI) – non-invasive techniques that improve, restore or optimize function, despite the challenges that may be present.

MovePlayThrive.com Brain Development through movement and play – neurodevelopmental movement programs for professionals and parents, including on line courses.

Free, easy, at home things parents can do:

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