Resources and Online Support for Biomedical Treatment

It can feel like a maze when you try to research and sort through researches on the biomedical treatment for autism, a fast advancing and constantly expanding field.  To save you some time, AuSSM has compiled a list of recommeded resources for anyone who wishes to familiarize themselves with the field and implement the treatment. For AuSSM Library, please scroll down to the bottome of this page.

I. Recommended Websites on Biomedical Treatment Overview:
  1. Autism Research Institute: for a comprehensive overview of the biomedcial treatment
  2. Autism One Conference articles and videos: reports on recent studies presented at the largest annual autism conference in the US
II. Recommended Online Support Groups:
  1. RecoveringKids.com | Biomedical Healing: with over 10,000 members using the biomedical treatment in general
  2. Pecanbread.com: support for implementing the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (free of gluten, ceisin, and certain carbohydrates)
  3. Andy Cutler Chelation Think Tank: for chelation using the Frequent and Low-dose method
  4. Healing and Beating Autism with Natural and Alternative Methods: a catch-all group for all alternative methods that some parents have tried. To join this group, send an email with your request.
III. Recommended Books and Websites on Treatment Approaches:
  1. Children with Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder (book), by Jacquelyn McCandless, M.D.: a good overview on the biomedical treatment by a M.D.  Note while the principles and most of the information in this book are still current, this book does predate some of the newer treatment protocols.
  2. Amalgam Illness, Diagnosis and Treatment : What You Can Do to Get Better, How Your Doctor Can Help (book), by Andrew Hall Cutler, Ph.D. This book is the foundation for the Frequent and Low-dose chelation method, which is more conservative and safer than most other methods. It is not an easy read, so you may want to join the support group of this author, who offers free advice. The RecoveringKids group mentined above also uses this method for chelation.  Support during a chelation process is important.
  3. Dr. Klinghardt Academy (website): Dr. K is an internationally known MD specialized in inflammation and autism, using both conventinal and homeopathic treatments with good success. He has some highly informative videos that you can find on youtube.
  4.  Unbind My Mind (website): Dr. Katherine Reid recovered her daughtor by removing glutamate in the diet. She gave a TED talk and started a glutamate-awareness organization.  Many parents have found her whole-food approach to be beneficial for behavior change.

IV. AuSSM LibraryAuSSM maintains a library of some essential books with the following titles. Each checked-out item is due in a month. You can keep renewing it twice, or until someone else wants to borrow it. You will need to pick up and return the book. If you need to check out a book, just send us an email
  1. All the three books listed above under “Recommended Books”
  2. Breaking the Vicious Cycle, by Elaine Gottschall: the research behind the Specific Carbohydrate Diet
  3. Special Diets for Special Kids: Understanding and Implementing a Gluten and Casein Free Diet to Aid in the Treatment of Autism and Related Developmental Disorders, by Lisa Lewis
  4. Nourishing Hope for Autism: Nutrition and Diet Guide for Healing Our Children, by Julie Matthews
  5. Son-rise Son Rise: The Miracle Continues, by Barry Neil Kaufman and Raun Kaufman: the origin and concept of the Son-rise therapy
  6. Educating Children with Autism, by Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism