Finding ways of improving the symptoms of autism

Many parents of autistic children are told: “Nothing can be done, find a support group, arrange care for your child and get on with the rest of your life”.

Many years ago I attended an  autism seminar in Sydney. A paediatrician discussed a nine-year-old boy whose parents had been told he was retarded, and that they would be best to institutionalise him and get on with their lives.  This boy was treated with diet, nutrition and selected medications, over several years. Later testing showed that he had a high IQ and was able live a normal life.

Children can recover from autism to live normal happy lives. Parents who have reversed their childrens’ autism are more than willing to share their experiences There are many parent stories to see online.

When physical and metabolic imbalances are identified and treated with what is called biomedical treatment, children can and do achieve good improvements and even recover. 

We’ve heard about ‘Tiger Mothers’ when it comes to intensively teaching kids, but it has to be said that the mothers and fathers with autistic children who stop at nothing to recover their children are deserving of this title too. There are two success stories in Good News for People with Bad News. Each family had two children on the autistic spectrum – one severely autistic child and a less severely affected younger sibling. They are great examples of ‘tiger parents’ who don’t take no for an answer and fight for their child until they get recovery. If you email me I will send you a chapter.

Many autistic kids also suffer from physical problems like repeated ear infections, coughs, colds, constipation, diarrhoea, tummy pain, eczema and other allergies. When these physical symptoms are treated, the mental symptoms improve too.

Where do you go to get information and help about biomedical treatment?

The Global Autism Collaboration networks and collaborates with autism organisations internationally and provides links to the each organisation.

The Autism Research Institute is a high-quality comprehensive international resource, with free online learning through webinars, videos, newsletters and chat groups. It conducts and sponsors research aimed at improving the quality of life for today’s generation of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders .

With the internet teeming with websites on autism, these sites are a good starting point. The information is accurate and reliable, with contributions from doctors from around the world. You can find a website relevant to your country from there. If not, ask them.

Keep asking. Keep going. Find parents who have succeeded. They will talk to you and inspire you.

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