Autism changes a child’s life. Additionally, depending on the severity, it can radically change the life of the whole family.

While no one knows exactly why autism is more common these days, experts contend that environmental pollutants, undernutrition, and other factors are involved.

It is one thing to talk about someone else's kid but when it is your own child who has lost eye contact, whose speech is greatly limited, who withdraws socially, and who engages in uncontrolled, repetitive behaviors -- it really hits home.

As society works to stop what seems almost like an epidemic, treatments and management strategies available now need to be evaluated and implemented. Retraining the brains of these children and helping the brain tissue be healthier are two ways to go about trying to help.

Brain retraining consists of speech and occupational therapy, applied behavioral analysis, relational and sensory integration therapies and special classroom settings.

Our office helps with "biomedical interventions". These include targeted nutritional replacement, eradication of infections like intestinal fungus, selective diets which may omit gluten and other allergic foods, reduction of toxic metals and oxygen therapies.

The spectrum of autistic disorders is broad. While some children have a very difficult time progressing because of genetic factors or permanent nerve damage, many children make important gains. Sometimes the positive changes are so great that the diagnosis of autism is largely left behind.