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Associations & Organizations
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine is dedicated to providing information about the interaction between humans and their environment.
The American Association of Orthopedic Medicine is an organization that provides information on the treatment of musculoskeletal problems, with emphasis on comprehensive non-surgical treatment.
The American Academy of Osteopathy is an organization predominantly made up of Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs), whose goals consist of emphasizing the integration of osteopathic principles, practice and manipulative treatment in patient care.
The American College for the Advancement in Medicine is dedicated to educating healthcare professionals in the latest complementary and alternative approaches in patient care.
The International Congress of Integrative Medicine is dedicated to educating health care professionals in the latest research-supported techniques and holistic therapies showing promise in patient care.
The International Lyme and Associated Disease Society is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and its associated diseases.
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine is dedicated to the advancement of therapeutics related to the science of longevity medicine.
The mission of the Autism Society of Alabama is to improve the quality of life of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families through education, advocacy, and support. The Autism Society of Alabama (ASA) has been a volunteer organization directed by its Board of Directors for over 10 years. Between March 1997 and July 1997, members of ASA participated in a series of four "strategic planning" meetings. These meetings were held throughout the State of Alabama. Under the direction of a consultant, the strategic planning process helped the membership of the ASA to clarify its vision, mission, values and program goals. Members who participated in this planning process now have a sense of hope for the future and a strong commitment to work together to see their Mission and Vision become a reality. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families are the constituency served by ASA. For FY 98/99 funds were secured to allow the ASA to hire an Executive Director and to begin implementation of PROJECT ACTION and other initiatives proposed in the strategic plan. ASA continues to revistit he strategic plan and make changes to best serve the needs of persons with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
The Autism Society of America was founded in 1965 by Bernard Rimland, Ph.D.,who authored in late 1964, his book, Infantile Autism: The Syndrome and Its Implications for a Neural Theory of Behavior one of the first on autism. In 1968, Ruth Sullivan, Ph.D. became the organization’s first elected president. The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunity for all individuals within the autism spectrum, and their families, to be fully participating, included members of their community. Education, advocacy at state and federal levels, active public awareness and the promotion of research form the cornerstones of ASA's efforts to carry forth its mission.
Autism Coach offers advice, supplements, dietary products and software to help children within the autistic spectrum meet their maximum potential.
Autism One is focused on education and information, covering a broad range of topics, for parents, family members, practitioners, educators, researchers, and others involved in the care, treatment, and recovery of children with autism. Autism One brings together practical and proven solutions, leading-edge models of treatment, the most recent research findings, reports from parents, and presentations from such government agencies as the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health.
TUNE IN NOW! A Worldwide, Web-Based Radio Station for the Care, Treatment, and Recovery of Children with Autism Helping children with autism means providing parents, families, and professionals with the best information, practices, and education in the timeliest manner in the most useful format. Printed words are fine for a number of things: text works well when referencing materials, when reviewing known topics. Text is not the vehicle to reach and teach parents struggling with new and at times frightening issues and concepts. The answer is the spoken word. A voice conveys information, nuances, purpose and emphasis printed words cannot begin to capture. A voice is active; resonating with thought and emotion, turning ideas into understandable practice.
Developmental Delay Resources (DDR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those working with children who have developmental delays in sensory motor, language, social, and emotional areas. DDR publicizes research into determining identifiable factors that would put a child at risk and maintains a registry, tracking possible trends. DDR also provides a network for parents and professionals and current information after the diagnosis to support children with special needs.
Dr. James Neubrander is a DAN! doctor in Edison, NJ. He is very familiar with treating autistic children, and his site offers various protocol information. Dr. Neubrander is also a board-certified Environmental Medicine physician and has dedicated most of his time and research to heavy metal detoxification and B12/folate biochemistry.
Visit this site to find out the mercury content of manufactured vaccines. Some vaccines have completely eliminated mercury from all production stages of the vaccine, while many still contain traces of mercury.
- HANDS (Alabama Autism Assistance Program)
The mission of the Alabama Autism Assistance Program (AAAP) is to provide scholarships to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders to pay for behavioral therapy, consultation services, and biomedical interventions in the state of Alabama. AAAP wants to make these therapies accessible to every child who would benefit from them.
- Mitchell's Place
Mitchell's Place is a caring, supportive, family-oriented treatment center that serves individuals throughout Alabama whose lives have been touched with Autism Spectrum Disorder. At Mitchell's Place, we believe that every individual should have the opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential. Therefore, it is the goal of Mitchell's Place to optimize the social and academic potential of children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In meeting this goal, we will provide diagnostic services, treatment, and education, as well as family and community support, through a collaborative approach, utilizing the most current and proven treatment strategies.
- NAA - The National Autism Association
The mission of the National Autism Association is to advocate, educate, and empower. We will advocate on behalf of those who cannot fight for their own rights. We will raise public and professional awareness of autism spectrum disorders. We will empower those in the autism community to never give up in their search to help their loved ones reach their full potential.
Autism spectrum disorders are complex and often difficult to understand for families and professionals alike. The National Autism Association is here to offer information and support to everyone affected by this rapidly growing disorder. There are numerous hypothesized theories on autism's cause including genetics, environmental, and vaccinations. The National Autism Association will provide the most current research and information available, and will help to fund critical research needed to find the cause.
- TACA Alabama
TACA holds monthly meetings in many locations throughout the United States that feature educational speakers on important topics and allow family members to connect with one another and stay on top of the latest information in the autism world. Each TACA group maintains a resource library of the latest autism books and tapes that can be checked out by members at no charge. Visit our Events Calendar or the above link for upcoming chapter meetings and event information.
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) provides information, resources, and support to families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help people with autism be the best they can be.
How the autism community shares knowledge, information and assistance.
- The Autism Research Institute (ARI)
ARI is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism. ARI was founded in 1967 to conduct and foster scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism. ARI also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help. The ARI data bank, the world's largest, contains over 35,000 detailed case histories of autistic children from over 60 countries. The founder and director of ARI is Bernard Rimland, Ph.D., an internationally recognized authority on
autism and the father of a high-functioning autistic son. Dr. Rimland is the author of the prize-winning book Infantile Autism, and the founder of the Autism Society of America. He served as chief technical advisor on the film Rain Man. He has earned many awards for his work.
In our exciting world of fast transportation, chemistry for better living, and processed foods the exercise of staying healthy carries the heavy burden of exposure to toxic residue; all of which demands a conscious recognition of the price we must pay for these modern “goodies”. Toxicity is the ultimate penalty. Somewhere, at the midpoint of life, we all begin to lose out in the ultimate race. Today, however, the excesses are overloading even the very young. However, there are solutions and: The Detoxx Book™ is an intelligent approach worthy of your exploration.
David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. After completing residency training in Neurology, also at the University of Miami, Dr. Perlmutter entered private practice in Naples, Florida where he serves as Medical Director of the Perlmutter Health Center and the Perlmutter Hyperbaric Center. Dr. Perlmutter serves as Adjunct Instructor at the Institute for Functional Medicine in Gig Harbor, Washington. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders.
This is Julian Whitaker, M.D.’s supplement/nutritional site. Many of the topics and supplements listed in his Health & Healing newsletter are discussed on the site.
The Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients is written for healthcare professionals and patients interested in alternative health care. It publishes information about alternative medicine written by researchers, health practitioners and patients. It includes coverage of cancer, alcoholism and drug addiction, women's health, nutrition, health risks and environmental issues, herbs, homeopathy, quantum medicine and Chinese medicine.
William Crook, M.D. was a pioneer in the field of Candida and yeast. This site discusses the history of yeast and its related conditions. Wellness Pharmacy® carries various books by Dr. Crook including The Yeast Connection Handbook (Professional Books/Future Health, 1999), The Yeast Connection and Women’s Health (Professional Books/Future Health, 2003), and The Yeast Connection Cookbook (Professional Books/Future Health, 1989).
Physicians & Clinics
- Dr. Elizabeth Mumper
At Advocates for Children, we exist to meet the unmet needs of children in the greater Lynchburg, Virginia community by offering expert pediatric consultation for: behavioral issues, learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders, chronic disease, and family-centered pediatric care. Dr. Elizabeth Mumper is a DAN! certified physician.
- Dr. James McMinn
Dr. James McMinn is board certified in Family Practice with 20 years of experience. He has had numerous academic faculty appointments, including Harvard and Brown, and currently is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UAB Medical School. He approaches each patient with an open mind, taking into consideration both conventional and alternative approaches in order to achieve optimal results. Services at First Care wellness include Bio-identical hormone therapy, medical weight loss, medical acupuncture, minor procedures, smoking cessation, libido and erectile dysfunction issues.
- Dr. James Neubrander
Dr. James Neubrander is board-certified in Environmental Medicine with special interests in heavy metals and folate/B12 biochemistry. He practices in Edison, NJ, where he dedicates 90% of his time to patients seeking the DAN! approach to autism.
- Dr. Leigh Ann Chapman
Leigh Ann Chapman, ND has dedicated her practice in Portland, Oregon to treating Autism, Asperger Syndrome, sensory integration disorders and ADHD with biomedical therapies. She is a DAN! certified physician and blends those biomedical protocols with traditional naturopathic philosophy to provide the most comprehensive treatment for every child.
- Dr. Mark Hyman
Dr. Mark Hyman worked for eight years as Co-medical Director at Canyon Ranch Lenox (www.canyonranch.com), one of the world's leading health resorts. He is Editor in Chief of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, the premier peer reviewed journal in the field of integrative and alternative medicine, and serves on the editorial board of Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal. Dr. Hyman's practice is affiliated with Harvard Medical School's Brigham and Women's Hospital where he has taught fellows in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, and conducted grand rounds at Harvard Medical School on nutrition and heart disease and was a featured speaker at its Women's Health Forum. He is on the Faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine; a non-profit ACCME accredited organization teaching nutritional, genomic and functional medicine to physicians.
- Dr. Mary Megson
Over the past years Dr. Mary Megson has been asking questions and trying to get answers about autism.She has always known that these children had a blocked pathway in the brain. They are also smarter than their ability to use language would suggest. Her goal must is to return our children to health. Each child with an autistic spectrum disorder (from ADHD and Dyslexia to Asperger's Syndrome and Autism) has different needs .Every child is a unique individual and will need a customized approach to their return to health.
- Dr. Michael Bernui
Dr. Michael Bernui is a graduate of Loyola College in Baltimore and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a board certified Family Practitioner and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Bernui is a member of the International College of Integrative Medicine, the Institute for Functional Medicine, the American College for Advancement in Medicine, and he is a trained DAN! (Defeat Autism Now) doctor. After completing his residency, Dr. Bernui practiced Emergency Medicine in Baltimore prior to moving to Nashville, Tennessee in 1991 to start a family practice. Since that time, Dr. Bernui has cared for thousands of adult and pediatric patients. He now uses his holistic philosophy coupled with a tailored medical and nutritional treatment regimen to maximize the body’s ability to heal and to restore optimal health. Dr. Bernui recognizes the importance of treating each person as a unique individual as well as the importance of integrating alternative with conventional medical treatments.
- Dr. Woodie Fritz
Woodie Fritz, M.D., located in Birmingham, Alabama, emphasizes the principle of achieving and maintaining good health isn’t just about treating symptoms of sicknesses and disease, it is about removing the root causes altogether.
- Great Smokies Medical Center
Great Smokies Medical Center of Asheville, North Carolina, is a comprehensive clinic that covers areas from chelation therapy and allergy testing to Autism, heart disease and hormone replacement therapy.
- Longevity and Stem Cell Centre of Houston
In 1998 Dr. Marina Pearsall established the Longevity Centre of Houston as a haven for patients focused upon the concept of Prevention as the key to longevity and good health. In the summer of 2000, Dr. Gurney Pearsall joined his wife and shares her philosophy of the Preventative Medicine model. Dr. Marina Pearsall has extensive training and work experience in the fields of Anti-Aging Medicine, Cardiology, Cardiac Physiology, Internal Medicine, and Bariatric Medicine. She promotes Wellness & Prevention within her medical practice.
- San Diego Center for Hyperbaric Therapy