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.
This Yahoo Group chatroom offers a support group for parents/grandparents of patients using the DAN protocol to chelate their children with a physician. The moderators and members of cheltatingkids2 encourage the discussion of all things that go along with having an autistic/ mercury poisoned child... gf/cf diet, supplements, chelation protocol, MT Primer/ Promoter , etc. A place for encouragement, and friendship! ( This group has had two previous names: dramyskids, and chelatingkids.)
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 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.
The Autism Research Institute (ARI), a non-profit organization, was established in 1967. ARI is primarily devoted to conducting research, and to disseminating the results of research, on the causes of autism and on methods of preventing, diagnosing and treating autism and other severe behavioral disorders of childhood. We provide information based on research to parents and professionals throughout the world. This is also the site to locate DAN! (Defeat Autism Now), a project of the Autism Research Institute.
Autism One is a nonprofit organization 501(3)(c) started by a small group of parents of children with autism to address three areas: education, advocacy, and fundraising. Parents are and must remain the driving force of our community, the stakes are too high and the issues too scared to delegate to outside interests. Autism One is a conference which provides education and information covering a variety of topics and concerns. The best treatment programs combine a number of components, ranging from the biomedical to the behavioral. In addition to treating autism itself we provide information and education for dealing with school systems, insurance companies, state,local, and the Federal Government, as well as legal issues.
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.
Help for Autism and Neurodevelopmental DisorderS (HANDS) provides a wide variety of services to children with neuro-developmental disorders and their families. HANDS also provides consultation and training to professionals working in the field. Their mission is to enrich the lives of persons with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders, their families and the community through support, education, therapy, and training. HANDS hopes to serve the children in need in Birmingham and surrounding areas and eventually in the Montgomery area as well.
Heart of Sailing shares the love of sailing by teaching navigational and sailing skills to children with special needs, introducing them to a new educational and therapeutic experience. George Saidah, Founder and Captain of Heart of Sailing, wants to empower his participants with a therapeutic on-the-water experience by encouraging them to take the helm!
Welcome to a place where you and your family can find answers and hope for your child with a developmental disorder. A place where traditional science and medicine is integrated with recently developed and recognized treatments and therapies. A place where the most advanced research in developmental disorders is a daily event. A place where parents, professionals and physicians will be educated and trained to meet children at their most immediate point of need. That place is the International Child Development Resource Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unlocking Autism was founded primarily for the purpose of increasing awareness about the disorder. We know there are many organizations already dealing with the issues of autism and we applaud them for the wonderful work they are doing. Our goal is that our organization will only enhance the work that they have done so far and continue to do so on a daily basis. UNLOCKING AUTISM is a multi-faceted organization and we hope that with your help we can, not only tap into the strength of our local communities, but reach out across the nation to unify the parents of the nearly 550,000 autistic people in the U.S. in an effort to sort out the mystery of autism.
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.
The BrainRecovery.com Web site dedicated is to the treatment approaches and literature of board-certified neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D. It is also the title of his book discussing powerful, clinically-proven techniques that provides answers and hope for patients and families faced with challenging disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Memory Loss, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Post-Polio Syndrome, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and more.
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 David Perlmutter, M.D.’s website. Dr. Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist in Naples, Florida, who treats many neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s Disease, Stroke, and Multiple Sclerosis.
This is a blog from Dr. David Perlmutter, board-certified neurologist out of Naples, Florida. Dr. Perlmutter works with many neurological disorders including Parkinson's Disease, stroke, MS, Alzheimer's Disease and more through the use of IV glutathione.
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).
Innovations in both diagnosis and treatment of chronic illness continue to be at the forefront of the medical practice of Carol Ann Ryser, M.D. Dr. Ryser draws from not only her 35 + years of clinical experience with chronic illness, but from the latest research available through her working relationship with other practitioners of both traditional and alternative medicine. A physician who is "always thinking out of the box," Dr. Ryser is continually searching for more effective ways to diagnose, treat and prevent chronic disease.
The unique approach offered by the Perlmutter Health Center recognizes the importance of the advances of modern medicine and utilizes these techniques fully. In addition, Dr. Perlmutter and his staff rely upon a variety of complementary health techniques including vitamin therapy, nutritional supplementation, herbal preparations, massage therapy, EDTA chelation therapy, and others to provide a comprehensive, fully integrated treatment plan specifically designed for the needs of the individual. You can read Dr. Perlmutter's blog at www.renegadeneurologist.com.
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 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 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.
Julian Whitaker, M.D. is board-certified in anti-aging, and a popular speaker and lecturer in Newport Beach, California. He is the author of eight books including Reversing Heart Disease (Warner Books, Inc., 1985) and Reversing Diabetes (Warner Books, Inc., 2001), as well as author of the widely read newsletter, Health & Healing.
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 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.
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 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. Robert Filice was one of the first physicians in the State of Illinois to practice full time natural medicine. Originally trained and Board Certified in Psychiatry, but with rapidly waning patience for the total pharmaceutical orientation of that specialty, he soon left the fold and the blinders of orthodox medicine in 1980, and has never looked back.
At Stockton Family Practice each patient is evaluated as a unique individual. With an understanding of that individual, we enter a partnership to propose treatment plans for illness and recommendations for health maintenance and wellness. As holistic practitioners, we emphasize your personal participation in your own health care. We will help you design a personal wellness program best suited to you as an individual. Our goal is to have our patients learn enough to gain confidence in their own ability to achieve and maintain a healthy and happy life.
Woodie Fritz, M.D., located adjacent to Wellness Pharmacy® 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 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.
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.