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Dr. William Shaw speaks about autism and the effect of toxic chemicals. Substances of concern include both well known and lesser publicized threats such as heavy metals, pesticides, cigarette smoke, land fills, pet shampoos, perfumes, and nose and eye drops. He shares how to avoid these hazards and detoxify after exposure. Continue reading
In my mind’s eye, I see my little boy standing in a shower stall of sorts – this strange chamber where he is trapped behind a hazy glass barrier. I can see his silhouette and he can see mine. Both … Continue reading
Part 2 of Dr. William Shaw’s presentation on the multifactorial causes of autism. Continue reading
Dr. William Shaw speaks on the multifactorial causes of autism. The hypotheses discussed include neurologic disorder due to genetic causes and systemic disorder affectingbrain function due to toxic exposures, nutritional deficiencies, vaccine overuse or vaccine abuse, gastrointestinal dysfunction, food allergies, and genetic vulnerabilities. Continue reading
It is often said that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and, despite my son’s autism, it is a stretch for me to see him as anything other than “beautiful”. I recall one particular occasion when it was … Continue reading
Everyone has their own journey, their own story, and their own way of coping. For me, my faith has given me strength in the dark times. Even so, there are moments when a haunting voice inside my head says to me, “Vicki, other children have recovered from autism on a fraction of the interventions Nathan has had. This is his destiny. This is your destiny. This is the destiny of your husband and your daughter. AUTISM RULES.” Continue reading
As a parent of a child with autism, can you recall a particular conversation with your child’s therapist, teacher or intervention specialist when it was explained what “pairing” means relative to your child’s learning style? I sure can. One afternoon, … Continue reading
It has often been said that something that people diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome are very good at doing is worrying. Though I can relate to this being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, an aspect of worrying that took me a long … Continue reading
The last time I wrote to you was just days before Christmas 2009 with the prospect of the General Medical Council (GMC) verdict looming large. It’s hard to believe that another year has grown wings and flown past; once again Christmas is on the horizon. What a year this has been! Continue reading