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Resources by current thought leaders in the biomedical treatment for autism spectrum disorder. Generation Rescue suggests the following resources, but does not endorse or certify any one resource more than any other.  Please pursue your own research to find what is best suited for your journey.


Age of Autism

Age of Autism

Mercury, Medicine, and a Man-made Epidemic
by Dan Olmstead and Mark Blaxill

Demonstrates the reckless use of mercury by the medical industry and manufacturing over five centuries.

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Effective Biomedical Treatments

Autism

Effective Biomedical Treatments
by Jon Pangborn, PhD and Sidney MacDonald Baker, MD

Provides a comprehensive overview of the DAN! Protocol.

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Effective Biomedical Treatments

Autism

The Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders--and What Parents Can Do Now
by Dr. Robert J. Melillo, DC

Provides a clear and compassionate explanation of the causes of the autism epidemic — and a scientifically based approach for prevention and treatment.

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Autism: Pathways To Recovery

Autism: Pathways to Recovery
by Dr. Amy Yasko

Dr. Yasko's new hard cover book, accompanying workbook, and DVD set offer an incisive and comprehensive overview of her protocol.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder

A Mother’s Story of Research & Recovery
by Karyn Seroussi

Makes a compelling case for the gluten-free/casein-free diet, and provides many practical solutions and recipes for maintaining it.

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Changing the Course of Autism

Carly's Voice

Breaking Through Autism 
by Arthur Fleischmann 

One of the first books to explore firsthand the challenges of living with autism, Arthur Fleischmann brings readers inside his daughter Carly’s once-secret world and in the company of an inspiring young woman who has found her voice and her mission.

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Changing the Course of Autism

Changing the Course of Autism

A Scientific Approach for Parents and Physicians
by Bryan Jepson, MD with Jane Johnson

Gives parents clear information and guidance on how to intervene and treat their children.  Addresses the importance of biomedical treatment and the vaccine-autism link.

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Children With Starving Brains

Children With Starving Brains

A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder
by Jaquelyn McCandless, MD

Provides a comprehensive summary of the Dan! Protocol, authored by a highly respected Dan! doctor who is also the grandmother of an autistic child.

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Disconnected Kids

The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders
by Dr. Robert J. Melillo, DC

A proven, drug-free program to treat the cause, not just the symptoms, of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. 

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Evidence of Harm

Evidence of Harm

Mercury Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy
by David Kirby

Explores both sides of the mercury controversy, which has pitted families and their allies against the federal government, public health agencies and powerful pharmaceutical giants.

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Healing and Preventing Autism

Healing and Preventing Autism

A Complete Guide
by Jenny McCarthy and Dr. Jerry Kartzinel

A prescriptive guide to the healing therapies and treatments that have improved the lives of so many children.  This reference book focuses on the tools to heal a child, including biomedical diets and supplement protocols, alternative therapies, and approaches for partnering with medical professionals.

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Healing the New Childhood Epidemics

Healing the New Childhood Epidemics

Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders
by Kenneth Bock, MD and Cameron Stauth

Details the approach one highly-respected doctor uses to treating the “4A Disorders,” and integrates many of the DAN! Protocol principles.

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Louder Than Words

Louder than Words

A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism
by Jenny McCarthy

Through this journey of a mother navigating her son’s autism diagnosis and treatment, a discussion about the disease and approaches to healing, as well as the value of hope, faith, and a supportive community.

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Mother Warriors

Mother Warriors

A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds
by Jenny McCarthy

No two autistic children heal in exactly the same way.  This book shares recovery stories from parents across the country, showing how parents have fought to find their own child’s perfect “remedy of interventions” and teaching parents how to navigate safely through the many autism therapies.

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Nourishing Hope

Nourishing Hope

Nutrition Intervention for Healing Our Children
by Julie Matthews

An easy to read, step-by-step guide for parents and clinicians.  Based on scientific research and years of clinical experience, explains why autism diets help children, and how to be effective at any dietary intervention.

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Play To Grow: Over 200 games designed to help your special child develop fundamental social skills

by Tali Berman

A manual for parents and professionals to help promote meaningful social interaction for children with autism or other developmental delays. All of the games are tried-and-true, kid and parent tested, and are designed to inspire any child with common motivators, such as; humor, anticipation, music and physical stimulation. 

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The Reason I Jump

by Naoki Higashida

Written by Naoki Higashida, a self-aware and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, this book is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within.

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Effective Biomedical Treatments

Reconnected Kids

Help Your Child Achieve Physical, Mental, and Emotional Balance
by Dr. Robert J. Melillo, DC

This empowering method shows parents how to identify their own role in their child's behavior, guide the child to focus on goals, practice lifelong good habits, and stay motivated. This insightful and whole-family approach will help parents and kids reach their full potential.

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The Thinking Moms' Revolution: Autism beyond the Spectrum

Inspiring True Stories from Parents Fighting to Rescue Their Children
by Helen Conroy, Lisa Joyce Goes, and Robert W. Sears MD, FAAP 

In this poignant collection, edited by Helen Conroy and Lisa Joyce Goes, The Thinking Moms’ Revolution, a group of twenty-three moms (and one awesome dad) from Montana to Malaysia who all have children with developmental disabilities share their fights to recover their kids from autism and related disorders. 

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The Way I See It, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's 

by Temple Grandin

In this innovative book, Dr. Temple Grandin gets down to the REAL issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful do’s and don’ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her “insider” perspective and a great deal of research. 

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Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder

The Autism Book

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Early Detection, Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention
by Dr. Robert Sears, MD, FAAP

Dr. Sears guides readers through the maze of autism, explaining what precautions parents can take to decrease their baby's risk, how to detect autism at the earliest possible age, and how to proceed once a diagnosis has been made. The book provides a simple and clear understanding of the biomedical treatment approach that Dr. Sears has used successfully with many of his patients. 

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Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder

The Vaccine Book

Making the Right Decision for Your Child 
by Dr. Robert Sears, MD, FAAP

Dr. Sears devotes each chapter in the book to a disease/vaccine pair and offers a comprehensive discussion of what the disease is, how common or rare it is, how serious or harmless it is, the ingredients of the vaccine, and any possible side effects from the vaccine. 

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Vaccine Epidemic

Vaccine Epidemic

How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health and Our Children

edited by Louise Kuo Habakus, MA and Mary Holland, JD

In the words of 25 contributing authors who are credentialed experts and mainstream parents, a survival guide for all people who get vaccines for themselves or their children, addressing accounts of corruption and the extraordinary burdens placed on the vaccine-injured.

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Eat Smart Eat Simple

by Bo Wagner, Ph.D., D.N.M., N.D.,

Eat Smart Eat Simple describes our current state of health and how to achieve and maintain a youthful, vibrant existence with energy and great health for your entire life. Highlighted topics include healthful food choices for your body and blood type, Gluten and Casein Free dieting, combining your healthful food choices correctly, allowing the body to process meals with digestive ease using smart pH balancing, smart food portions and natural weight management.


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Guide to Smart Food Choices

by Bo Wagner, Ph.D., D.N.M., N.D.,

This is a comprehensive in-home guide that will help you achieve and maintain the highest level of health, digestion, absorption and elimination through careful dietary planning, correct food choices and proper food combining. In this book, readers will find: guidelines for digestive rules for each blood type, charts for all food groups for each blood type - O, A, B and AB, gluten free and casein/dairy free guidelines, smart food combining charts for each blood type, a family section, “All”, designed for all blood types in one set of charts, guides for healthy food choices and unhealthy food choices. By following the principles of Guide to Smart Food Choices you should be rewarded with better health, increased energy, trim bodies, improved sleep and an overall state of well-being and vitality.


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The Kitchen Classroom

32 Visual GFCF Recipes to Boost Development Skills

by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

For kids who need extra help with sensory integration, motor, language, communication, and attention skills, cooking offers a multitude of opportunities to help them work on these skills while having fun. Professional cooking teacher and parent of a son with autism, Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, shows how, with a little planning and preparation, parents and teachers can make cooking a rich learning experience, as well as a chance to connect with their child or student. THE KITCHEN CLASSROOM includes a book for parents and teachers with 32 quick and tasty gluten-free (GF) and casein-free (CF) recipes with specific teaching tips and a color photo of each finished dish. Also included is a CD-ROM with simple step-by-step instructions and almost 500 color photos illustrating the process of each recipe in detail so kids (readers and nonreaders) can follow along, see what happens next, and practice doing some steps on their own. Print the photo sequences and put them in a binder for future use, or view them on your laptop during cooking sessions.

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Special Diets for Special Kids

Special Diets

Volumes 1 and 2
by Lisa Lewis, PhD

Great recipe ideas and more for using dietary intervention to treat your child.

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The Spunky Coconut Cookbook

Second Edition: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free

by Kelly V. Brozyna

From the hostess of the delightful cooking blog TheSpunkyCoconut.com comes a book featuring 118 of her most popular gluten-free, casein-free, and sugar-free recipes, including 50 color photos. In this second edition Kelly V. Brozyna bakes with flour blends of coconut, almond, tapioca, and brown rice. Casein, dairy's problematic protein, is avoided by using coconut milk, almond milk, cashew milk, coconut oil, and ghee. Throughout the book refined white sugar is replaced by natural sweeteners like stevia, honey, agave, and coconut sugar. No one with gluten/dairy/sugar sensitivities will feel deprived with The Spunky Coconut Cookbook.

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The Spunky Coconut Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts

Gluten Free, Casein Free, and Often Egg Free

by Kelly V. Brozyna

The Spunky Coconut Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts illustrated cookbook offers 80 innovative gluten-free and casein-free recipes, including 50 which are egg-free. Inspired by raw food, Kelly Brozyna incorporates nut milks and natural alternatives to sugar to create delicious grain-free cake, pie, ice cream, bread, cookies, and breakfast.

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Bioremediation and human tolerance to heavy metals through microbial processes: A potential role for probiotics?

by Marc Monachese, Jeremy P. Burton, and Gregor Reid

July 2012

This review examines the current understanding of detoxication mechanisms of lactobacilli and how in the future humans and animals might benefit from these organisms in remediating environmental contamination of food.

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Modeling an autism risk factor in mice leads to permanent immune dysregulation.

by Elaine Y. Hsiao, Sara W. McBride, Janet Chow, Sarkis K. Mazmanian, and Paul H. Patterson

June 2012

These studies support a link between cellular immune dysregulation and ASD-related behavioral deficits in a mouse model of an autism risk factor.

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Autism - The Biomedical Basics

by Polly Hattemer, PhD

2004

This article provides an overview of biomedical intervention, with a particular focus on nutritional supplementation.

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Autism: A Twisted Tale of Viruses and Thimerosal

by Dr. Amy A. Yasko

This article summarizes Dr. Yasko’s perspective on the cause of autism and provides a high-level overview of her treatment program.

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Summary of Dietary, Nutritional, and Medical Treatments for Autism - Based on over 150 published research studies

by James B. Adams, PhD

April 2007

Provides a simple summary of the major biomedical treatments available to help children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

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A Bio-Medical Treatment Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Including Heavy Metal Detoxification

by Jacquelyn McCandless, MD

Summer 2002

This excerpt from the author’s “Children With Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder” provides an overview of biomedical intervention from the perspective of a doctor who is also the grandmother of an autistic child. 

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An Experimental Intervention For Autism: Understanding and Implementing a Gluten and Casein Free Diet

by Lisa S. Lewis, PhD

1997

This article describes the rationale for a gluten-free and casein-free diet.

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Parent Ratings Of Behavioral Effects of Biomedical Interventions

by Bernard Rimland, PhD, and Autism Research Institute

August 2004 

This one-page summary compiles the responses of over 23,000 parents, ranking the effectiveness of a range of biomedical interventions.  Of important note: Of all interventions surveyed, "detox/chelation" (73%) and "GF/CF Diet" (63%) had the highest "Got Better" ratings.

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Treatment Options For Mercury/Metal Toxicity in Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities: Consensus Position Paper

by Autism Research Institute

February 2005

This position paper, from the collective thinking of 28 doctors and scientists, provides information from the DAN! Network on the range of treatment options for removing mercury from the body.

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Understanding Autism:  The Physiological Basis and Biomedical Intervention Options of Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Bryan Jepson, MD

March 24, 2003

This extensive report covers all the key areas of biomedical intervention for autism spectrum disorders, including chelation.

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Identifying Medical Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Identifying Medical Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorders
by Treating Autism

by Treating Autism

March 2013

A primer for healthcare professionals and policy makers.

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