In an ideal world, pediatricians would know exactly what to do when a child is diagnosed with autism. Many parents know only too well, that is just not the case. Sadly, most pediatricians are still not familiar with the array of treatable medical conditions that often accompany a diagnosis of autism. GI distress, nutritional deficiencies, immune dysregulations, mitochondrial dysfunction, an inability to digest gluten or casein are all medical abnormalities that when properly identified and treated bring about positive changes in speech, behavior, cognitive function and general health.
There are of course some leading-edge physicians who over the past 10 years took the time to analyze the research, delve into the science and listen to the parents. As a result, they created strategies for safely and effectively helping to improve the health and behavior of some children. But their numbers are small and we need more of them!
How can we increase the number of doctors who will help parents prioritize treatment strategies, order the right tests, ask the right questions, interpret the test results and provide safe and effective interventions?
We have to create them!
On June 3-5th , in a beautiful conference center in western North Carolina, 5 of the top medical experts in the autism treatment community will teach, train and prepare 50 medical doctors to return to their offices on Monday morning better equipped with the understanding and the tools they need to make a difference in the lives of children affected by autism.
Parents are already registering for this unique opportunity of education, hope and rejuvenation, But we need your help in getting the physicians there!
There’s never been an opportunity like this. The scope and depth of medical conditions in these children demands that a paradigm shift occur in the medical profession and we are asking you to help us create one. Please print out the postcard on the attached link, bring it to your pediatrician or family physician and encourage them to attend so they can become our partners in the healing and prevention of autism.
Your Healing Retreat www.YourHealingRetreat.com is being organized and presented by the “Sisters in Science, Spirit and Spunk”: Elizabeth Mumper, MD, Julie Buckley, MD, Maureen McDonnell, RN, Stephanie Cave, MD and Nancy O’Hara, MD