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Integrating Biomedical and Behavioral Science: The Happy Future Ahead

Background In general, professionals in the autism field acknowledge only a few “accepted” treatments—most notably, applied behavior analysis (ABA) and the drug Risperdal (risperidone). In contrast, parents worldwide are relying on a wide range of interventions, including biomedical treatments, to … Continue reading

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Epilepsy and Autism: Our Experience

Epilepsy occurs at a much higher rate in children with the diagnosis of autism. I have a 7-year-old son with the diagnosis of PDD-NOS. After hearing Michael Chez, MD, speak about the high rate (about 66%) of abnormal EEGs in … Continue reading

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Dr. William Shaw on the Effects of Toxic Chemicals

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

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Dr. William Shaw on the Multifactorial Causes of Autism (part 2)

Part 2 of Dr. William Shaw’s presentation on the multifactorial causes of autism. Continue reading

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Dr. William Shaw on the Multifactorial Causes of Autism (part 1)

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

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Editor’s Perspective

“What shall I write for the newsletter?” I asked Kelly Morgenfeld, our newest and increasingly invaluable Autism File Global team member, who had been tasked with putting together our eNewsletter. “Something science-y”, she said. And that set me thinking. Continue reading

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