Category Archives: Treatment & Therapy

Herbal Medicines Benefit Autism

The challenge of the spectrum of disorders we call autism demands that we cast a wide net in hunting down anything that might aid improvement. Herbal medicine, while not yet on a par with other alternative autism treatments in the … Continue reading

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Another Piece Fits the PUZZLE

We would like to share an experience we had just before Christmas when we were invited to London to meet with the team from Biometrics to have Connor’s blood tested as part of a Live Blood Screening. We had already … Continue reading

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Letting Billy Go…

We knew the day would come, and it finally did. The day Billy started his new school, weekly boarding in Sussex. We had thought long and hard about him going; it was never our intention to board any of our … Continue reading

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It’s working! My child is coming back to me!

Autism was a word of uncertainty with a dark aura surrounding the word. Now autism means so much more to me. It means personal growth, strength, and experience. For everyone rocked by this diagnosis, autism places us in a new … Continue reading

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Moving Toward a Multi-Treatment Approach to Autism: The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of the Parts

A young couple sits in a doctor’s office, both of them feel anxiety brewing in their stomachs. They had waited two months for this appointment. The doctor, from behind his desk, confirms their worst fears; with a certain lack of … Continue reading

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A STAR and SMILES

Autism was about as strange to me as Timbuktu. I had never been to Timbuktu, and I had never heard the word “autism” before in my life. Our firstborn son was diagnosed with this disorder in 1985 on a cold … Continue reading

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Auditory Processing & Autism

Children on the autistic spectrum can find the processing of sensory information a challenge. Research shows particularly that auditory processing can be a key factor. Auditory interventions have been used for a number of years and improvements in technology are … Continue reading

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ASD & Foster Care

I am a Social Worker and Training Practitioner working with foster carers and the children they look after in their homes. However, as a father of a child with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (more specifically Asperger Syndrome) I am all … Continue reading

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Sunderland University & The Autism Research Unit: The Early Years

It must be remembered that the possibility of diet triggering any form of neurological disorder would not, at that time, be taken seriously at all, as it just did not fit the accepted wisdom. The Autism Research Unit at the … Continue reading

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Edward’s Story

My name is Lara Hawkings; I am part of the Treating Autism team and recently presented “Edward’s Story” at the Treating Autism conference in Surrey, England. Edward: born 2002, diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder in June 2006. When I was … Continue reading

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