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2017
Apr
16
FDA Warning About Autism Treatment
“ The FDA took the time, this week (4/2017), to sound an alarm about their notion of potentially ...”
09
Stem Cell Therapy for Autism... cont'd
“As doctors try to understand and consider various emerging therapies for patients experiencing signs and symptoms of ...”
01
Seeking Real Autism Awareness
“It's the time of year for Spring walks, fundraisers, and other events to promote autism awareness. Heartwarming stories are featured in ...”
Mar
26
Getting the Most from Behavioral Therapies
“The ever-increasing number of children who experience significant developmental problems requires a proportional addition of skilled ...”
19
A(nother) Laboratory Test(s) for Autism
“A key piece of the autism puzzle appears to have been confirmed in an article published ...”
12
Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs Spring 2017 Conference
“ At the conference with Yale prof Dr. Sid Baker - one of the originators ...”
05
Observations on an Autism Workshop
“March 5, 2017. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to be part of a panel for the South ...”
Feb
26
Recent Research about MRIs for Autism
“Since the outbreak of autism, various attempts have been made to utilize modern imaging techniques to provide a ...”
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21
What to Expect from Biomedical Treatment for Autism and ADHD
“As in any medical condition, it is entirely fair for parents to inquire about the ...”
12
Processing Disorders are Autism
“With all of the professionals who care for individuals experiencing signs and symptoms that are ...”
05
Optimal Outcome for Autism
“1/30/17 Email to TheAutismDoctor.com  Hello,  I am a student doing a research paper on the over-diagnosis of ...”
Jan
29
Fecal Transplants and Autism Therapies
“Recent media attention about a study involving a small group of children with ASD, who were treated with ...”
22
Susceptibility Factors for Autism
“For over twenty years in the last century, I spent my medical training practicing the care ...”
15
Good Doctors for Autism and ADHD
“The Best Autism Doctors has been a popular story on this website. My point was ...”
08
ADHD Medication Guide
“As the academic season becomes more challenging, The Child Development Center is often asked about the various pharmaceutical preparations that ...”
2016
Dec
30
TheAutismDoctor's Top Stories
“As I have previously explained, I produce this blogpost for 4 principle reasons; to learn, to teach, to ...”
23
12 Days of Autism Christmas
“On the first day of Christmas, my practice sent to me... A bunch of kids who got ...”
18
Autism Literature Review 2016
“In the face of an exploding incidence of childhood developmental abnormalities, scientific knowledge is sorely lacking. These ...”
11
Practicing Pediatric Special Needs Medicine
“ (L-R) Karen, Lisa, Dr. Udell, Isabella, Dr. Sherry, Ashly (Front) Julian & Jovi I'm not ...”
04
Flu Shots in Pregnancy May Increase Autism Risk
“The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published a study entitled, Association Between Influenza Infection and ...”
Nov
27
Curcumin for Autism and ADHD
“ Turmeric plant Over the past year, The Child Development Center has been successfully utilizing a natural supplement (Enhansa®) ...”
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20
Gut Anxiety?
“ Dr. Sherry Eshraghi, of Natural Health Power Works has been consulting with families at The Child Development Center ...”
13
Autism vs. Insurance
“If insurance is a wager to cover the expenses incurred due to some rare, catastrophic event, then ...”
06
Pediatricians and Autism
“"I think that your toddler may have some signs of autism. That's a complicated subject. I'll ...”
Oct
30
Getting Children to Take Their Supplements & Medications
“A common feature among children who suffer from sensory processing issues is their reluctance to ...”
23
Signs of Autism in an Infant's First Year
“As a neonatal-perinatal specialist, I have been responsible for the health of tens of thousands ...”
16
The AMAZING Siblings of Patients with Autism
“At the Child Development Center of America, it is our custom to request that parents bring ...”
09
Staffing for the Autism Epidemic
“The Child Development Center has been blessed to experience a stream of wonderful, young, eager students wishing ...”
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03
I Watched Vaxxed
“I am not against childhood vaccinations. I have expressed that opinion in more than a few blogposts. Nonetheless, ...”
Sep
25
Recess is Important for Special Needs Students, Too
“An Open Letter to School Officials There are developmental states between having autism and having had it. ...”
18
Processing Disorders and Autism
“There are a number of newly-minted diagnoses that have been invented to explain many of ...”
11
Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs - Fall 2016
“This week, the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs held its semiannual conference in downtown Atlanta, GA. This ...”
05
Home Schooling Children with Autism Issues
ADHD, aggression, bullying and being bullied, meltdowns, oppositional, auditory, visual and other Sensory Processing Disorders, ...”
Aug
28
A More Complete Special Needs Practice
“In order to achieve optimal outcome in a world of constantly changing complex medical problems, a ...”
21
Digital Devices and Autism
“Nearly every day, a family enters our office and, within moments, the child obtains some type of ...”
14
School Preparation for Special Needs Students
“Boundless advice is offered on all forms of media that suggests the best ways to handle the coming ...”
07
To NEBA or Not to NEBA? That is the ADHD Question.
“The traditional method of achieving a diagnosis of Attention Deficit - Hyperactivity Disorder has involved reviewing the patient's clinical ...”
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Jul
31
Scripting and Autism
“Frequently accompanying the emergence of language in children with speech apraxia, are parental concerns that easy questions ...”
24
Top 10 Annoying Comments to Parents of Children with Autism
“Parents of children with special needs are frequently challenged by friends, relatives, acquaintances, social and other ...”
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17
Observations on Autism Therapies
“The purpose of biomedical treatment is better health, so that the patient can achieve the goals ...”
10
Acetaminophen And Autism
“ A Tylenol® by any other name; including Xumadol, Paracetamol, Tirol, Calpol, Panadol, etc, etc. Evidence ...”
01
July 4th with Developmentally Challenged Children
“While the rest of the country eagerly awaits an exciting and fun-filled day, there are some families who ...”
Jun
26
A Better Approach to Autism and ADHD
“When faced with the diagnosis of autism or moderate-to-severe attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, parents have limited choices. Some ...”
19
Happy Fathers Day - An Autism Perspective
“Dear Dad, I don’t speak much (or at all), so you might not hear me say ...”
12
Practicing Autism Treatment
“The identification of supplements, medications, or protocols that demonstrate safety and usefulness in each individual patient of ...”
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05
The Importance of Genetic Testing for Autism
“Although ASD patients share common signs, such as speech apraxia, repetitive behaviors, and social isolation, ...”
May
30
Folate Issues and Autism
“ Highest level in food is spinach, but multivitamins and Ready-to-Eat cereals represent greatest intake. Recent media attention ...”
22
Kids on the Calendar Year Cusp
“May is a key month for parents, administrators, teachers, pediatricians, and therapists to confer about whether Junior should ...”
15
Diatomaceous Earth as Autism Treatment?
“Parents frequently inquire about, and/or try, various home remedies. In a continuing effort to keep this site complete, by ...”
08
Mothers Day Wishes
“This is dedicated to all of the incredible Mothers who deal with ASD and the ...”
01
Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs 2016 Spring Conference
“Practitioners, such as myself, find that it is necessary to attend the bi-annual Medical Academy of Pediatric ...”
Apr
24
The Autism Diet
“There are specialty diets for just about every situation, including specific medical conditions. They developed as humans evolved ...”
17
Vaccination Redux
“TheAutismDoctor has been asked to weigh in on the recent media attention regarding the film Vaxxed, which ...”
10
Echolalia in Autism
“Among the variety of perplexing signs exhibited by patients with autism is speech repetition. Increased understanding of the ...”
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03
Neurodiversity and Autism
“We are not going to cure cancer. Eventually, medical science will successfully treat melanoma, breast cancer, or ...”
Mar
27
The Life Span of Autism
“Last week, Autistica, a UK "... charity which both funds and campaigns for medical research to understand the causes ...”
20
Speech, Apraxia and Therapy
“ Cortical Homunculus - Large areas of brain map to oro-motor function and hands Two major problems facing ...”
13
A Letter to Autism Researchers
“The title of a recent article in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition was Evaluation ...”
07
Evidence-Based Pediatric Special Needs Medicine
“At an autism fundraiser lately, I took the opportunity to speak with one of the leaders in our local treatment community. ...”
Feb
28
High vs. Low Functioning Autism
“After a thorough history and physical examination, if there is an autism diagnosis, parents frequently ask ...”
21
Helping Pediatricians Understand Autism
“ I publish these ~weekly essays for 4 principle reasons. 1. To learn. This is the main purpose. In order to ...”
14
Reading, Texting, and Arithmetic for Special Needs Children
“While on summer vacation as a child in the middle of the last century, I would pass booths ...”
07
Americans with Autism Act
“ George I signs Americans with Disabilities Act 7-26-90 Our local Board of Education was sued in Federal ...”
Jan
31
Concerns About Nutrition in Restricted Diets
“Achieving an Optimal Medical Outcome A Play in 3 (very short) Acts By Brian D. Udell, MD CHARACTERS Dr. Udell Medical Director ...”
24
Marking Improvement in Your Toddler's Autism
“In typically-developing children, the second year of life ushers in socialization and mobility. Eye contact becomes ...”
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17
Antibiotics and Autism, too
“One of my most re-tweeted essays is The Law, Antibiotics, and Autism, which is a discussion involving a ...”
12
Premies and Autism
“As a practicing neonatologist for over 25 years, it has actually come as bit of ...”
03
An Autism Prevention
“Since there are multiple proposed factors that could lead to autism, some of them, at least, ought ...”
2015
Dec
29
Top Autism Stories of 2015
“An end-of-the-year GoogleScholar.com search for publications using the term AUTISM returned ~ 58,000 entries: √ Treatment = 32,000 results √ ...”
20
An Autism Christmas Story: If It's Good Enough For John-Boy
“ Karen Vossen by Karen Vossen Practice Administrator Child Development Center of America Today, I was wrapping my children’s ...”
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13
Get Your Child Off the Couch and Out of the House
“I watched a tv commercial recently, recommending that families should play outdoors for at least an hour ...”
06
Escaping the Spectrum: Focus Attention Hyperactivity
“ "Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions." Late November, 2015 Note to the teacher: We will ...”
Nov
29
Going Beyond Biomedical ADHD Treatments
“Message from TheAutismDoctor.com Mobile Site: 11.29.2015 "Dr. Udell, my six year old grandson has autism. He was ...”
22
Some Thoughts on Alternative Medical Alternatives to Autism
“ Dr. Udell & Vicki Martin RN This month's Autism Society of Broward Speaker Series featured autism expert, ...”
15
Doctors Failing to Understand Autism
“When faced with the unknown or uncertain, physicians will often rely on language that, while ...”
08
A Brief Discussion of Mitochondrial Function and Autism
“Previously only of interest to researchers and a few doctors, this topic has become a popular ...”
Oct
31
Oxytocin for Autism - Again
“For the past couple of decades, oxytocin - 'the love hormone' - has been postulated as a ...”
25
Lyme Disease and the Autism Spectrum
“A disease described forty years ago due to a cluster of patients who appeared in the vicinity of Lyme, ...”
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18
Top 10 Reasons Why Autism Remains a Mystery
“As regards the explosion of individuals who are diagnosed with autism, progress  seems agonizingly slow. ...”
11
Tryptophan to Treat Autism
“Tryptophan, which is a naturally occurring amino acid (a protein building block), has been found ...”
04
Patient Testimonials about Biomedical Autism Treatments
“Every so often, my beautiful and patient wife, Jackie, reminds me that the service websites ...”
2 comments
Sep
27
Notes from the Autism Education Summit
“ September 26, 2015 Dr. Theoharides and me In the beginning of the autism epidemic, conferences ...”
20
Sensory Processing Issues in Autism
“What do parents mean when they express concern that their child "has sensory issues?" Even the ...”
13
Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs Fall 2015 Meeting
“ Hyatt Grand Regency Orlando, FL I am proud to report my continuing perfect attendance at the ...”
07
A Real Autism Story
“My amazing journey in this practice of Special Needs Pediatric Medicine is about to take another interesting ...”
Aug
30
Medical Marijuana for Autism
“Families pose lots of questions, lately, about the use of cannabis products for children who experience signs ...”
23
Seven Critical Developmental Milestones for Autism
“Unless there is a change of heart by the powers-that-be, pediatricians will continue to leave ...”
17
Seeking More, Better Autism Updates
“Every day, there is more information about this enigmatic epidemic. The Newsworthy tab on this ...”
08
Response to Inaction by US Task Force on Autism
“August 8, 2015 This week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on screening for autism disorder ...”
Jul
30
Docs, Glocks and Autism
“Miami Herald July 28, 2015 Appeals court upholds doctor-patient gun law According to the article, "The law subjects ...”
19
Fixing Facebook Autism
“A couple of years ago, I wrote complaining of TheAutismDoctor.com's condition of Facebook Autism. The symptoms ...”
11
The Media and Autism
“Emily Willingham, Forbes blogger and self-appointed autism expert, couldn't let the story about the death of Dr. ...”
05
Cali-Vaccination Law
“Senate Bill 227, mandating childhood vaccinations, will take effect in California in 2016, joining 36 other states ...”
Jun
27
What Pediatricians Can Do About the Autism Epidemic
“Pediatricians are the first line of defense against childhood conditions that have lifelong effects. Traditionally, ...”
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21
Video Games and Autism - ADHD
“"Watching that TV is going to make you stupid!" Such has been the advice of ...”
14
Toilet Training and Autism
“ iPotty. Available @Amazon.com ~$30 Every parent faces the chore of imparting proper potty skills. Then, there ...”
06
Stopping the Autism & ADHD Supplements
“ I once asked Dr. Dan Rossignol how to cut back on the multitude of supplements that ...”
May
31
Aspertools for Asperger's Spectrum
“There is a great deal of medical information to be learned about the autism epidemic of ...”
23
Best Summertime Activities for Children with Autism and ADHD
“It's already the end of this school year. Many families (here, in Florida) have been through ...”
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17
Understanding Autism Better
“A growing number of children with tiny genetic differences, known as copy number variations, have accompanied ...”
03
Talking At TACA
“I had the privilege of speaking at the Talk About Curing Autism Conference, which was ...”
Apr
26
When Methyl B12 Doesn't Work for Autism
“The Physicians' Desk Reference is the text that professionals turn to first, when checking on a prescription medication. ...”
2 comments
18
Ten Reasons Why There Is No Autism Pill
“"If you have seen one child with autism, you have seen one child with autism," ...”
12
That Kooky Autism DIET
“Just about every one of our patients "do the diet". It's different for each child. Parents ...”
02
Real Autism Awareness 2015
“Autism Awareness is not just about slogans, license plates, Autism Walks, or assorted news stories. The ...”
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Mar
22
Professional Resources for Steady Progress in Autism
“Parents frequently express concern that their child's progress is too slow. They want to be ...”
15
Autism Conference Spring 2015
“The Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs provides this semiannual standard-of-care meeting, which is dedicated ...”
08
Where Have All Those Autism Treatments Gone?
“Secretin, OSR, Namenda (memantine), Bumex (bumetanide), Actos, Spironolactone, and more, have all been prescribed to improve ...”
01
The Dress Color Debate and Sensory Processing in Autism
“ Image Credit: J. Jastrow (1899) It became headline news, this week, when Wired magazine reported ...”
Feb
21
10 Successful Strategies for Children with ADHD
“Winter holidays are over. Things are back to normal at home (yeah, right, normal). School ...”
1 comments
15
DIY Autism Treatment
“One day, you look up and notice that there is a wet spot in your ...”
07
To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?
“The measles outbreak that started in Disneyland has generated a fair amount of activity at ...”
02
Ten Noteworthy Observations about People with Asperger's
“Recently, I had the honor and pleasure of being interviewed by Dr. Hackie Reitman, an orthopedic surgeon, ...”
Jan
25
Autism, Inoculations, and Fantasyland
“ Recent news about the increase in measles that has sprung up in California, has brought ...”
18
Autism, ADHD and Circumcision
“New information has been forthcoming from a Danish database lately, specifically involving autism. This study represents data involving more than 1/3 million children, ...”
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11
Anti-fungal Treatment for Autism?
“According to the medical establishment, any autism treatment that does not chemically pollute the brain is 'off-label'. ...”
04
Autism Treatments from A to Z
“Largely due to conventional medicine's ineffectiveness in dealing with the autism epidemic, parents search the Internet ...”
2014
Dec
31
What Causes Autism - 2014
“A question and an answer. This is number two on the list of most-asked questions ...”
24
Holiday Cheers
“ Sean, Heather & Dad (Dr. U) in Park City, Utah 12.24.14 As the year is ...”
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22
When Professionals Disagree about Autism
“Parents strive to do their best for all their children, and this is especially challenging for those with ...”
14
How Many Doctors Does It Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?
“As seasonal changes come into full swing, too many moms are visiting too many physicians, ...”
08
Ten Ways Pediatric Neurologists Can Help Autistic Patients
“With all due respect to the intelligence of physicians who take specialized training in child ...”
Nov
30
'Tis the Season to be Yeasty
“"Why does the yeast keep coming back? When will we be able to stop worrying ...”
25
Autism, Parkinson's and Research
“11.23.14 This past weekend, a lavish fundraiser, benefitting the Michael J. Fox Research Foundation for Parkinson's disease, was ...”
16
Fish Oil for Autism and ADHD
“It seems that the less that is scientifically certain about a nutritional supplement, the more ...”
09
Autism Update
“As a Board Member on the Autism Society - Broward County Chapter, I get the biyearly ...”
02
The War on Autism
“In the 1980's, President Ronald Reagan declared a 'War on Drugs'. The Global War on ...”
Oct
26
Sleep and Autism
“Persistent, altered sleep is a common finding among young children who have signs and symptoms consistent with ...”
19
Autism, Broccoli and Cures
“Sulforaphane treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) made the news this week. According to Johns Hopkins' ...”
12
Why Don't All Doctors Treat Autism This Way?
“"If this protocol is so great, why doesn't everyone know about it and do it?" No answer ...”
04
Five Steps to Improving Vaccination Compliance
“In a recent Wall Street Journal editorial, "The Anti-Vaccination Epidemic", Dr. Paul I-never-met-a-vaccine-I-didn't-like Offit whined about the ...”
Sep
28
Hyperbaric Treatment Revisited
“The use of HBOT for various neurologic conditions was a central focus at the most recent ...”
1 comments
21
Early Intervention Reverses Autism
“More than occasional skepticism has been voiced about my lead essay, "Reversing Autism". However, because of ...”
13
MAPS Fall '14 Conference
“Twice a year, doctors who are interested in understanding and treating children with complicated developmental ...”
07
ADHD - What else could it be?
“In medical parlance, the title = "The Differential Diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder". However, a major ...”
Aug
29
A Vaccination Booster?
“Regarding any association between 'shots' and the occurrence of ASD, the vast majority of accepted scientific evidence ...”
25
GcMAF Autism Treatment Update
“Earlier in this century, it was reported that 1) Some cancer patients demonstrated an elevated level of an enzyme, called ...”
6 comments
15
Ten Must-Have Back-to-School Autism Supplies
“Forget pencils and notebooks. Here is my take on the most important items that children who exhibit signs ...”
2 comments
09
Beating Autism?
“When the New York Times publishes stories about autism, my world is usually alerted. A recent series included, "Kids ...”
1 comments
03
The Law, Antibiotics and Autism
“The Case: A U.S. court ruled that the FDA is correct to continue to allow the administration of antibiotics to ...”
2 comments
Jul
27
Smartphone Rules for Autism
“There are a multitude of programs designed to engage, and hopefully enlighten communication-challenged youngsters. A ...”
20
Probiotics for Autism
“One of the most effective treatments that MAPS doctors utilize to address the signs and symptoms of autism ...”
2 comments
13
Autism - The Money Issue
“While 'experts' continue to debate about the autism epidemic, parents are paying the price. This week, the ...”
06
Autism Treatments - Natural or Artificial ?
“The advice given by autism specialists is often subject to second opinions, by just about ...”
1 comments
Jun
29
A PANDAS STORY
“The nomenclature assigned to the condition broadly described as ASD is bound to become more precise as our understanding ...”
21
Ten Things All Pediatricians Should Know About Autism
“In the course of the detailed history that our parents provide concerning their infant's development, I am ...”
14
I Flunked the IEP
“At this time of year, when Individualized Educational Plans are discussed and recommendations are offered ...”
2 comments
08
The Effects of Soy on Patients with Autism?
“The less known about a topic, the more the Internet will fill in the blanks, whether ...”
5 comments
01
It's Not the Asperger's Syndrome
“Let's face it; anyone who goes on a shooting rampage has some mental illness. Often, ...”
May
24
Miracle Mineral Solution Treatment for Autism
“I hadn't really expected MMS to gain any traction as a viable autism treatment. It ...”
6 comments
18
International Meeting for Autism Research 2014
“My medical lifetime has experienced several epidemics. Although such problems are devastating to families, we learn a ...”
13
Autism Wars II: The Wakefield Effect
“ This month, Pediatrics published a paper indicating that there was, in fact, a "greater prevalence of GI symptoms ...”
10
A Mother's Intuition About Autism
“ Mother's Day 2014 Every new patient at The Child Development Center has a unique history ...”
2 comments
02
The Autism Wars: Frank Bruni vs. Jenny McCarthy
“Perhaps to mark the end of Autism Awareness month, but seemingly out of the blue, New ...”
Apr
27
Assessing the Skills of Your Child with ASD and ADHD
“ How prepared is your child for school? What is the best classroom for next semester? Dr. Udell's Fish ...”
19
Worried About Autism - Where to Begin?
“Not uncommonly, The Child Development Center receives emails such as this one: Stumbled upon your website, and ...”
12
Autism Un-Awareness
“March 27-March 29, 2014. The MedMaps.org meeting of Special Needs Pediatricians in California. Friday, March 28, 2014. The ...”
1 comments
06
Vitamin D for Autism and ADHD
“One of the more common out-of-range laboratory findings in the children who come to our ...”
2 comments
Mar
30
Autism Conference 2014
“This conference represents a major opportunity for serious professionals who want to learn about state-of-the-art ...”
22
Vitamin B12 and Autism Stories
“The topic of methyl B-12 injections, administered to help induce Speech and Language, and to ...”
3 comments
16
Two Hundred Child Development Stories
“This is my 200th official blog. Yay. There were several reasons that I started writing back ...”
09
Earliest Autism Red Flags Requiring Intervention
“There are a variety of reports about the early warning signs and symptoms of autism. ...”
02
Autism Goals
“An important barometer in the current treatment of ASD is the creation of an IEP ...”
Feb
22
Camel's Milk for Autism
“Concerned parents continuously search for the key nutritional product(s) that might help their developmentally affected ...”
16
Autism Injury
“Autism is an injury. At least, it feels like that to me. Injuries can be severe, ...”
07
Is Tamiflu for You?
“As a physician who cares for at-risk infants and children, I am frequently asked to ...”
02
Early Experience with GcMAF Therapy for Autism
“This is a very preliminary report about our first 15 patients who wished to administer ...”
7 comments
Jan
26
Ten Tips to Navigate the New DSM-5
“A recent medical report predicts that the latest iteration of the criteria required to assign a ...”
18
Book Review - Ido in Autismland
“Because autism is such a mystery, reading about it from the first-person point of view ...”
4 comments
13
Emails from a Parent Concerned about Autism
“We get emails galore at The Child Development Center. The following exchanges (which took place ...”
04
Sensory Processing in Autism - 2
“I was sprucing up some files, recently, and accidentally deleted my original post on this ...”
2013
Dec
29
Autism Review 2013
“Here is this year's crop of stories (listed in Medical News Today) that I consider ...”
22
Vitamin B12, Reflux and Autism
“Periodic subcutaneous injection of methyl B12 is one of the most effective treatments for many ...”
14
Pediatric Special Needs Include Autism
“Recounting events that take place over just a couple of days at The Child Development Center provides ...”
09
Speaking of Autism Speaks
“ Bob&Suzanne Wright, with Grandson (from Autism Speaks Website) There has been a controversy brewing lately, ...”
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01
Books About Autism cont'd
“Occasionally, texts appear that are so compelling, they are assigned to my Official Autism Library. ...”
Nov
23
Sit or Get Off the Potty - Toilet Training and Autism
“ iPotty @Amazon ~$35 As in many things ASD-ish, instructions that usually work in neuro-typical children ...”
16
Escaping Autism
“With increasing frequency lately, this medical practice evaluates another child who displays a combination of signs ...”
1 comments
09
The Earliest Earliest Signs of Autism
“There has been a lot of recent news coverage about a study demonstrating that young infants who ...”
04
The Polarized World of Autism Diagnosis and Treatments
“Last week, Forbes' science writer, Emily Willingham, decided to spice up Halloween with one of ...”
Oct
31
Really Scary Autism Treatments
“ E. Willingham Emily Willingham, a Forbes blogger who frequently waxes less-than-sympathetic in her stories concerning autism, ...”
26
15 Things Not to Do to Help Your Autistic Child
“Applied Behavioral Analysis is the science of understanding and molding human behaviors. Dr. I. Lovaas ...”
3 comments
20
The Autism 'Epidemic'
“A recent headline offered, "Is the autism 'epidemic' over?" How about this claim, "US outpacing U.K. in ...”
14
Facebook Autism
“One of my primary purposes for publishing these stories each week is to be sure ...”
2 comments
05
MAPS Fall Conference 2013 - Day 3
MAPS Friday Night Dinner Saturday: Allergies in Special Needs Children Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet - Introduction to Allergies in Special ...”
04
MAPS Fall Conference 2013 - Day 2
“ Friday: Case assessment and clinical pearls were today's topics. The knowledge presented is based on treatment of other ...”
03
MAPS Fall Conference 2013 - Day 1
“Medicine is in constant flux. Novel theories challenge the status quo and possible new treatments ...”
Sep
29
Extreme Autism Treatments
“Autism is a diagnosis that sometimes leads to signs and symptoms so severe in affected ...”
23
Top Ten Barriers to Curing Autism
“With the epidemic number of individuals who are diagnosed as having Autism Spectrum disorder, why ...”
8 comments
14
Our Special Patients
“ Charlize, Age 9 I object to the term 'low functioning', as in "Billy has low-functioning ...”
08
Maternal Medications and Autism
“The staff at The Child Development Center spends a fair amount of time addressing questions based ...”
01
ADHD and Medications
“As the school year materializes, parents and teachers often feel the need to examine the ...”
Aug
25
Preventing School Illness in Autistic Children
“The cooties are coming! The cooties are coming! Children who are 'on the Spectrum' are ...”
17
Autism, Attention, Anxiety & Academics
“There's not much time left until the start of the new school year, and there ...”
11
The Different Kinds of Autism
“When medical science finally settles on more precise terms for the epidemic that is presently ...”
04
Another Autism Theory
“"There are no studies to support <<some specific>> autism causation or treatment" is an oft-repeated ...”
Jul
27
'Die-Off' in Autism Treatment
“There is jargon in every specialty, and ASD is no exception. In one medical study, over ...”
6 comments
21
More Vaccine Issues
“This website is written to assist parents in making sense of the millions of 'informational' ...”
1 comments
13
The Vaccination Issue
“I write this essay with great care and some trepidation, lest readers believe it to ...”
06
Chelation Therapy for Autism
“I routinely check autism websites and chat groups to gauge the landscape and better understand ...”
Jun
30
Medication for Autism?
“As summer comes into full swing, parents of children who require special education are given ...”
23
Learning About Autism
“ Kelsey Bragg Over the past five years, The Child Development Center of America has been fortunate to ...”
16
Environmental Toxins and Autism
“Advancements aside, the 21st century is experiencing the perfect storm, as far as infant development ...”
2 comments
09
Reflections at the End of the School Year from the Mom of a child with ASD
“Some of you may remember me from my first guest blog entry a few years ...”
5 comments
02
The A.L.A.R.M. Surveillance and Screening Algorithm For Autism
“A mainstay in pediatric training has been the evaluation and documentation of infants with a ...”
2 comments
May
26
GERD and Autism
“Gastro-esophageal reflux (GERD) is a disorder in which the stomach contents slosh back up into ...”
3 comments
17
Food for Thought about Autism
“The goal of biomedical treatment is to optimize health in order to minimize inflammation, prevent ...”
5 comments
11
Low Dose Naltrexone for Autism
“Some autism regimens are stalwarts that continue to demonstrate improvement (ABA). Some fade away - ...”
5 comments
06
Another Alternative Autism Treatment
“ Because of the relentlessly increasing incidence of ASD, and the relative ineffectiveness of many of ...”
1 comments
05
Hope and Understanding the New Autism
“Stories describing new relationships occurring within the autism epidemic appear every day. Families wonder about their ...”
Apr
28
Cranial, Sacral, Vagal and other Pathway Therapies for Autism
“In the previous century, I had occasion to train in Philadelphia, where I became acquainted ...”
1 comments
21
The Autism Doctor's New Office
“This is it, Dr. Udell's primary office. I want to treat patients for years and ...”
14
Understanding Genetic Results for ASD and ADHD
“In addition to diagnosing health and disease in infants and children, pediatricians are also teachers. ...”
07
Asperger Syndrome
“ I recently met one of the most interesting parents that I've ever interviewed. This is ...”
Mar
31
More M-B12 FAQs
“ 30º angle Search Engine Statistics @ TheAutismDoctor.com indicate that many readers come to this venue ...”
3 comments
24
MAPS Spring 2013 Conference
“This past weekend marked the third Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs Conference, which was held in ...”
18
Student Request for Autism Information
“I get a great deal of requests from students around the world to assist with ...”
09
3 More Autism FAQs
“ In addition to the previous 'frequently asked questions about autism' blogs, and in a continuing effort ...”
1 comments
Feb
26
Autism Insurance
“Don't you just love it? An ADHD patient was (finally) doing really well on 20mg of ...”
3 comments
17
Autism at the Doctor's Office
“There is an important skill that every child with ASD needs to learn and practice ...”
3 comments
12
The Bubble Tree
“ My dream was to create a fun and inviting space, entirely free of charge, where ...”
6 comments
09
United for Autism?
“"The teacher said that my child doesn't listen... The Speech and Language therapist said to use only ...”
08
The Autism Channel
“Just a quick note to say that I will be giving interviews later today for ...”
03
Can Autism Be Cured?
“A flurry of interest in a recent autism-outcome study prompted me to Google "cure autism ...”
Jan
27
On Preventing Autism
“The disorder that we call ASD is treatable by various means, so is it preventable? ...”
2 comments
19
email@TheAutismDoctor.com - The Early Years
“We get lots of mail about the practice and the children that we help. I ...”
2 comments
12
Autism, Viagra, and Diflucan
“Thirty years ago, scientists at a major drug company wished to develop a medicine that ...”
05
The Autism Diagnosis II
“My practice continues to speak with families who remain confused about the most accurate diagnosis ...”
02
Another Autism Model
“When Leo Kanner published his landmark Autistic Disturbances of Affective Contact in 1943, a contemporary ...”
1 comments
2012
Dec
28
Top Ten Autism Stories of 2012
“There were lots of reports about celebrities endorsing research, early brain scans, early blood tests ...”
23
TheAutismDoctor's Christmas Wish
“I have cared for children with some of the most life-altering medical conditions imaginable, from ...”
16
Promising Autism News
“Patient's families, acquaintances and colleagues frequently supply autism stories and ask my opinion about them. ...”
10
Child Development Center's Holiday Party
“This past weekend marked the 4th annual holiday get-together for the staff of The Child Development ...”
1 comments
04
Melatonin, Autism and Dr. Oz
“ Mehmet Oz... plays a doctor on TV I spend a great deal of time and ...”
5 comments
03
Gluten Free / Casein Free Diet for Autism - Short Answer
“Although I have previously written on this topic, an email request from one of my ...”
3 comments
Nov
25
Pregnancy, the Flu, and Autism
“This blog is about what we don't know about pregnancy and the flu as it ...”
22
What to Do About Autism and the Flu
“ Rotavirus Parents often complain that their very young ASD-affected child 1) Gets sick pretty often, 2) Stays ...”
18
Five More Frequently Asked Questions in Autism Treatment
“Signs and symptoms of ASD are the most common ailments that I treat. Often, autism ...”
12
The Autism Doctor Speaks
“For a variety of reasons, I don't give many lectures anymore. I really enjoy examining ...”
1 comments
04
Books About Autism
“This is my first post reviewing autism in literature. Patients recommend various books, as do ...”
Oct
29
What is Stimming in Autism?
DSM-IV version DSM V Some medical professionals who read this blog might even scoff at ...”
16
Autism Diagnosis and Workup
“I spend so much time convincing other medical professionals that autism is an epidemic - ...”
3 comments
08
Why MiraLAX® is Bad for Autistic Patients
“One of our parents was recently told by their child's gastroenterologist, "I don't care what ...”
4 comments
02
MAPS 2012 Autism Conference
“It is exciting to report that this past weekend I attended the First-Annual-Second-Level training sessions ...”
Sep
22
Top 10 Autism Elevator Answers
“My practice is fortunate enough to involve young people as student 'interns', who learn by ...”
2 comments
13
Autism and Child Safety
“This story does not have a happy ending. It is about one of my young ...”
05
Sensory Processing in Autism
“I recently received my renewal notice for Fellowship in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Although continued membership is ...”
2 comments
Aug
27
Autism Statistics
“What if autism is not an epidemic? What if the condition is just a new ...”
1 comments
23
Autism, Apraxia and the Oboe
“ I can't play the oboe. I probably never will. But, if I wanted to, it ...”
6 comments
20
School Started - How to Help Your Children with Autism and ADHD
“One of our busiest times of the year is October, actually. Four-to-six weeks into the ...”
16
Treating Autism - Real Medicine for a Real Medical Condition
“Parents, you can't have it both ways. Since ASD is truly a physical problem, it ...”
5 comments
06
Autism, Asperger's, ADHD and Autumn
“It's not too early to think about ways to help your youngsters get prepared for ...”
2 comments
Jul
29
The Earliest Findings in Autism
“Problems abound throughout the gastrointestinal system of many ASD patients. Of the eleven originally-described autistic ...”
22
Where to Start when Autism is Diagnosed
“The first challenge that parents encounter when faced with a child who may not be ...”
15
Probiotic Use in Autism Spectrum Disorder
“The following is the text that I sent to all of my patients at The ...”
08
ADHD and Autism
“ There are a plethora of physical problems that may accompany being an ASD patient. Sometimes ...”
1 comments
01
Autism and Apraxia
“The two most troubling symptoms that plague young children who suffer from ASD are difficulties ...”
4 comments
Jun
24
The Business of Autism
“Several years ago, I was newly re-retired from a medical malpractice insurance company that I ...”
4 comments
16
Father's Day 2012
“ Tenacious dads. Concerned dads. Curious, watchful, insightful. Patient.Sometimes, not so patient. Hard working dads. Smart, trying ...”
08
Vaccine Awareness
“I can't make this stuff up. One day after I pointed out that the CDC ...”
2 comments
05
Why Autism Families Feel Isolated
“Having a special child requires more patience, time and love than most people can imagine. ...”
4 comments
03
Autism Risk
“Every week, it seems, another media report surfaces about a newly-discovered association between some variable ...”
1 comments
May
28
Why is Autism Increasing?
Cortical Humunculus It appears to this experienced pediatrician that the majority of human births involve ...”
20
International Meeting for Autism Research 2012 - Day 3
“Saturday's Keynote Address covered the National Institute of Health's MRI Study of Normal Brain Development. ...”
19
International Meeting for Autism Research 2012 - Day 2
“Scaramouche. OMG, what a meal. I can't recommend it enough, if you're in this neck ...”
17
International Meeting for Autism Research 2012 - Day 1
“I'm here in Toronto, trying to cram in as many meetings and presentations as possible. ...”
12
Mother's Day Wishes 2012
“This is dedicated to all of the incredible Mothers who deal with ASD and the ...”
2 comments
11
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies of Broward - 2012 Mother's Day Event
“ Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Broward has been a community leader in providing services to ...”
11 comments
04
Stem Cell Therapy for Autism - Final Word
“This has been a pretty exhaustive series of posts exploring and explaining the most recent ...”
4 comments
Apr
30
Stem Cell Therapy for Autism 3
“The condition currently designated as ASD is epidemic. Reports about the alarming numbers abound, but ...”
23
Stem Cell Therapy for Autism 2
“Previously, I discussed the potential that stem cells can exhibit to differentiate into useful tissue. ...”
17
Stem Cell Therapy for Autism
“ Stem Cells Microscopic View Parents search the world for answers when their child has a ...”
08
Autism Awareness 2012 Part 2
“Before I settle back down to work on this month's major feature, Stem Cell Therapies ...”
1 comments
01
Autism Awareness 2012
“ It is not enough to merely be aware. Perhaps by employing the "E" word, there ...”
Mar
30
Doctors Firing Patients for Failure to Vaccinate
“Professor Art Caplan, from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, blogged the other day ...”
19
The Autism Diagnosis I
“Parents take their child to one doctor who says, "He's a boy, they talk late. ...”
18 comments
13
Andrew Wakefield - A Follow-Up Autism Visit
“TheAutismDoctor cannot help but weigh in on the recent judge's reversal of the expulsion of ...”
05
New DAN! Doctors
“The community of practitioners who care for children on the autism spectrum (formerly known as ...”
3 comments
Feb
28
The World Wide Autism Web
“At the time of this post, there were over 80 million Google pages which answered ...”
20
A Tale of Two Autisms
“It was the best of conferences, it was the worst of conferences. There were families living ...”
12
Old Autism Tales
“Recently, a very caring, observant and apparently well-read Mom who is "only interested in 'natural' ...”
05
MMR Vaccine Related to ITP
“Pediatrics, one of our primary and most respected medical journals, published a report this week ...”
2 comments
Jan
29
Walkabout for Autism 2013
“This past weekend, the Dan Marino Foundation hosted the second annual Walkabout for Autism at ...”
1 comments
22
The New Autism
“ There were lots of media stories this week announcing that, because the criteria for the ...”
19
Autism & Moneyball
“I'll indulge myself a bit here and compare my medical practice that helps ASD patients ...”
15
Apples, Arsenic & Autism
“Just this past Fall, Dr. Oz featured an episode about several brands of apple juice ...”
08
Top Ten Autism Plans for 2012
“The New Year has inspired me to think about practice goals for  the coming year; personally, professionally ...”
1 comments
02
Asperger's and Autism
“ Hans Asperger It should go without saying that making an accurate and specific diagnosis is ...”
2011
Dec
26
Autism Review 2011
“It's the time of year to review what I think are the important events that ...”
20
On Solving the Autism Puzzle
“One of the reasons that treating the modern developmental epidemic that we call ASD is ...”
2 comments
09
Autism and Oxytocin
“ One of the goals of this blog is to help families navigate the complicated landscape ...”
04
Alternative Treatments for Autism
“I'm writing this little post to let my loyal readership (thank you all, by the ...”
Nov
25
Autism and the Environment Part 3-The Present
“Coming into this century, there was still a debate about whether ASD was increasing or ...”
21
Treating Molluscum in Autism - One Mom's Story
“Molluscum Contagiosum is a skin rash that looks like a lot of tiny warts and it ...”
8 comments
14
National Autism Association Fall 2011 Conference
“By reporting the highlights of the various conferences that I attend, I have found that 1) it helps me ...”
09
ASD and ADHD from the Teacher's POV
“ Sean Manning Udell I recently had the pleasure of observing my talented and diligent son, ...”
2 comments
06
A Mom's Journey with Autism
“I have the most wonderful pediatric practice and my patients are always helping me to ...”
6 comments
Oct
31
Autism and the Environment Part 2-The Last Century
“ Rimland - Bettelheim Conditions with an incidence of 1 per 5,000-10,000 people don't get much ...”
29
Autism and the Environment Part 1-The Early Years
“Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of parents at the monthly ...”
22
Natural Supplements for Autism and ADHD
“ For this post, my compassionate and ever-helpful office manager, Karen, suggested the title "I Had ...”
3 comments
13
Pediatricians Helping Autism
“Well, I did it! I have made some progress informing the pediatric community - at ...”
08
Autism Safety
“ I had the honor of speaking at a conference last week for Project Lifesaver International. This is ...”
03
How I Score Autism
“In 5 or 10 years, when medical science begins to make some sense of what ...”
1 comments
Sep
25
Melatonin for Autism
“ Pineal Gland - Where Melatonin is Produced Of all the biomedical autism treatments, oral melatonin ...”
6 comments
18
Gluten Free Casein Free Diet for Autism
“One of the more controversial autism treatments is a diet that excludes milk and wheat ...”
2 comments
11
Vitamins for Autism and Hyperactivity ?
“ Mention vitamin treatments for developmental problems and you will get plenty of raised eyebrows and ...”
2 comments
06
Vitamin B12 for the Treatment of Autism
“"Does vitamin B12 really do anything for autism?" is a question that comes up many ...”
59 comments
Aug
30
Doctors Can Treat Autism
“Just about every scientific and governmental organization is now in agreement that there really is ...”
5 comments
25
Autumn Autism
“ Some of the most challenging times for ALL parents are 1) the end of the ...”
1 comments
18
Autism Advice from a Real Doctor
“Yesterday, I examined a beautiful little 32 month-old girl who appeared moderately challenged by her ...”
1 comments
09
Glutathione and Autism
Glutathione molecule Since 2004, Dr. Jill James, a University of Arkansas medical researcher, has been reporting ...”
17 comments
Jul
30
Autism Clinic
“One or two times per year, the staff at the Child Development Center gets to ...”
1 comments
14
When Autistic Children Visit the Doctor
“In a previous post, I told a story about a 4 year-old child who was misunderstood, ...”
08
An Autism Story
“This is a true story about how the conventional medical community continues to misunderstand, misdiagnose ...”
01
Some Summertime Autism Advice
“Isn't swimming a wonderful sport for ASD kids? I think that it is one of ...”
Jun
25
My Ten Top Autism Tweets
“I don't tweet. Not because of being old-fashioned (my children were happy to instruct me ...”
14
Happy Father's Day from an ASD Child (easy version)
“To read the letter "the sensory way" click here Dear Dad, I don't speak much (or at all), ...”
4 comments
Happy Father's Day from an ASD Child
“ Try to read this all the way through and imagine how difficult it must ...”
1 comments
13
Autism News
“I have only posted a few blogs in the past several weeks, and I am ...”
2 comments
04
Practice Administrator & Mom: Karen's Advice to Parents
“ Mrs. Karen Vossen This particular blog won’t teach you anything new about Autism. It won’t ...”
1 comments
02
Yeast Autism Connection 2
“ Map of World 1490 In 1491, it "made sense" that the world was flat. When ...”
10 comments
May
16
The Immune System and Autism
“This week, the Journal of Pediatrics reported research that supports the science that childhood vaccines alter ...”
3 comments
10
The Autism Yeast Connection
“A Yeast Story When life is finally discovered on another planet, it will probably be yeast. ...”
1 comments
06
My Salute to Moms of Autistic Children
“There are some great fathers out there, to be sure. Dads, don't get me wrong, ...”
1 comments
Apr
30
Autism Research Institute Spring Science Conference Day 2
“ Our second day of lectures began with introductions by Dr. Martha Herbert, who also briefly ...”
Autism Research Institute Spring Science Conference Day 1
“...flying to Hartsfield during tornadoes...hmmm. Anyway, I am reporting my experience at the conferences this ...”
5 comments
23
Summer Vacation and the Autistic Child
“Notice that the title contains "and", not "for". If summer were "for" the child, it would include ...”
2 comments
17
Will My Child Always Have Autism?
“I believe that the short answer (for now) appears to be "yes"...quickly followed by, "but ...”
12
How Much Does Your Pediatrician Know About Autism?
“"All the studies show that childhood vaccinations are not linked to autism!" Bet you've heard ...”
1 comments
08
Antibiotics and Autism
“I can't think of any single association that I see in my practice more than ...”
7 comments
01
Chelation Therapy as an Autism Treatment
“When asked about my unique practice, questions #3 or #4 involve: the "removal of heavy metals" ...”
3 comments
Mar
26
The Best Autism Doctors
“It's that time of year in journalism  - The Best Doctors in America, The Best ...”
19
How To Cure Autism in One Day
“There are many millions of pages on the Internet that Google links to "autism". The ...”
3 comments
16
Another Autism Spectrum
“I saw two new patients today with completely different ASD presentations, sort of. I mean, ...”
1 comments
12
Should You Be Worried About Autism in Your Child?
“First, Autism Spectrum Disorder has got to be a major concern for every new parent. ...”
6 comments
07
I Couldn’t Do It
“One of my recent families consists of twin boys who are quite affected in their ...”
4 comments
Feb
27
Sometimes, I don't think that I am making a dent
“I was speaking to a young, bright, well-trained pediatrician the other night about my experiences ...”
8 comments
24
...and the Brain Bone is Connected to the Bowel Bone
“"What does the G-I system have to do with autism?" The short answer is that ...”
9 comments
17
Patterns in Autism
“All of my patients are interesting and important, however out of the 7 children whom ...”
8 comments
10
The Top 2 Questions: #2
“So, getting back to my wife's most-commonly-asked-spousal question, "What does your husband think about childhood ...”
4 comments
05
Top Two Autism Questions
“ Jacqueline Udell My beautiful and patient wife reminded me this morning that, although I have ...”
51 comments
04
Not Thinking in Pictures
“ The various types of autistic behaviors that I see in my medical practice are sometimes ...”
44 comments
03
So, You Cure Autism with Diet and Vitamins, huh?
“Absolutely not! Though I often get this question (preceded by a heavy sigh) from the ...”
44 comments
01
Do All 'DAN' Doctors Practice the Same?
“For most of my three and a half decade career, I practiced conventional medicine as ...”
45 comments
Jan
29
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment - A Final Word
“What's the bottom, bottom line? Just a second...(as my grandmother used to say) In my practice, ...”
12 comments
27
SPECT Scans and Autism Spectrum Disorder
“If the holy grail of HBOT therapies is to promote new neural connections, then the ...”
32 comments
23
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Part IV
“According to all available scientific evidence, state-of-the-art treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder should include an ...”
61 comments
22
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Part III
“How it works: Until more is known about the cause(s) of autism, the holy grail ...”
1 comments
18
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Part II
HBOT chambers that are used to improve the symptoms of infantile autism come in two ...”
15 comments
13
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder Part I
“As a pediatrician who practices developmental medicine with extra training in "DAN" protocols, I am often ...”
7 comments
12
I Lost It Today
“In general, I'm a pretty hyper- and passionate doctor. I took care of premature babies ...”
19 comments
11
I Stopped the Diet 'Cause I Didn't See Any Difference
“Here's the scene: A really difficult patient comes to my office with many, many problems. ...”
6 comments
07
Me Thinks Thou Doth Protest Too Much
“Big news this week. Breaking news on CNN and most of the networks. Brian Deer, ...”
51 comments
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity in Children
“One of the most common developmental disorders is Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which occurs with ...”
30 comments
04
Joe, The Plumber
“ One day, you look up and notice that there is a wet spot in your ...”
140 comments
03
Who Can You Trust?
“ There should be a moratorium on ALL of this company's medications/vaccinations UNTIL they are proven ...”
9 comments
2010
Dec
29
The Girl Kind
“I find that a good place to start when classifying infantile autism is "the boy ...”
52 comments
27
A Different Face of Autism
“The oft-repeated statement "autism is not a real epidemic, doctors didn't realize it," or "they just renamed ...”
34 comments
26
Alternative Medicines Safe for Kids?
“New research shows vitamins, herbs may actually do harm This report appeared on the Fox News ...”
2 comments
13
Coping With The Holidays
“Anyone who treats patients who are autistic will tell you know how stressful the holiday ...”
27 comments
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