• The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government initiative which will provide children with ASD and their families, and their families with financial support that they badly need. In order to get maximum funding, a submission to NDIS must provide evidence that CLEARLY demonstrates… more
  • The early signs and symptoms of autism and the associated gastrointestinal problems, tantrums and adverse behaviours vary widely. Some autistic children have only mild symptoms and impairments, while others have more gut and behavioural difficulties. However, every child with an autism spectrum… more
  • Pivotal response therapy (PRT) is a behavioural intervention therapy for autism. PRT research has shown that the development of skills and behavioural improvements are best promoted when two 'pivotal' areas are trained: "motivation and the ability to respond to multiple cues". Studies have shown … more
  • When a child is diagnosed with Autism, the parents experience a profound loss as they frequently interpret the news to mean that their loved child has a loss of higher order functions and may not develop into a typically functioning child. Deep-seated emotions swell and flood their consciousness… more
  • Intensive early intervention services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are required because children with ASD cannot generally learn in the same way that typically developing children do. Instead research indicates that they need to be prompted intensively early in their development.
  • Scientific studies listed here indicate that children with ASD suffer from a range of dysfunctions including: genetic, neurological, gastrointestinal, neurotransmitter, hormonal, immune function, detoxing and oxidative stress systems. We discuss what can be done to redress some of these to restore… more
  • One of the most common set of behaviours of children with Autism is their lack of focus, concentation and compliance and the resulting learning difficulties. Recent research reviewed here indicates that chldren with ASD benefit from QEEG-Guided Neurotherapy to help normalise these aspects of their… more
  • Biomedical treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders is based on the premise that optimising the level of naturally occurring nutrients in the body, eliminating exposure to environmental toxins and optimising the gut-brain connection, results in improvements in cognitive function and behaviours in… more
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders result from an interaction between genetic vulnerabilities and the environment. Nutrient deficiencies in the "Western style diet" and environmental toxins seem to be the culprits in this epidemic which the World Health Organisation has called a slow motion catastrophe, an… more
  • Children with autism usually have several bodily changes, in addition to behavioural difficulties, associated with their condition. There are changes in the gastrointestinal tract and some amino acids, the building blocks of protein needed by the body, are seen to be low or deficient. Inflammation… more