Condition Description

A developmental disorder resulting in impaired interaction/communication, restricted activity and repetitive behavior. Symptoms usually appear before the age of three. Related but less severe conditions are Asperger’s syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder.

Common Symptoms

  • Impaired social interaction—children frequently play alone are disinterested in being with other children
  • Distress when the home environment changes
  • Particular motor functions such as hand flapping, finger flicking, rocking, spinning around, bouncing up and down, or running repetitively back and forth

Underlying Causes

  • Food allergy
  • Yeast overgrowth
  • Other proposed causes include toxic metal overload (including mercury, lead and cadmium), pesticides, and childhood vaccines

Traditional Approach

  • Applied behavioral analysis (ABA)
  • Autism preschool program in which skills are taught to parents or caregivers to facilitate development in behavioral and social areas
  • Conditional specific education and training to maximize educational attainment/life skills

EHC Approach

  • Test for and treat yeast overgrowth, metabolic defects, nutritional deficiencies (especially magnesium, calcium, zinc, and Vitamins B6, C and D), and toxic metal overload
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