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Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT)
ASAT is committed to science as the most objective, time-tested and reliable approach to discerning between safe, effective autism treatments, and those that are harmful or ineffective. ASAT supports all scientifically sound research on the prevention, treatment and cure of autism, as well as all treatments for autism that are shown to be effective through solid scientific research, regardless of discipline or domain.
Autism and Vitamin D
Information about Vitamin D and autism.
Autism Canada Foundation
Frustrated by the lack of representation, in Canada, of all effective treatments and therapies for autism, this Foundation decided that Canada needed an organization that provided “uncensored” resources to parents and caregivers, with special emphasis on biomedical treatments.
Autism Medical (UK)
An independent website evolved from the dovetailing of two innovative UK charities, Allergy induced Autism and Visceral, both dedicated to the investigation and treatment of dietary, gastrointestinal and immune issues in autistic spectrum disorders.
The Autism Research Unit at the Univeristy of Sunderland
Started in 1982, the unit’s two main aims are to provide a basis for research into the possible causes of autism and to provide an accessible store of traditional and current research information on autism (known as the Autism Research Database).
Autism Genetic Resource Exchange
The goal of AGRE is to facilitate more rapid progress in the identification of the genetic underpinnings of autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders by promoting sharing and collaboration. This substantial collection of over 500 multiplex and simplex families has clearly moved the field in that direction.
Autism Network for Dietary Intervention (ANDI)
ANDI was established by parent researchers, Lisa Lewis and Karyn Seroussi, to help families around the world get started on, and maintain the GF/CF diet. The ANDI mission is simple:To help parents understand, implement and maintain a gluten-and-casein-free diet for their autistic children.
Autism Network Resources for Physicians
A resource website listing links to autism research and related sites that will be of interest to physicians. The goal of this site is to assist the medical community in their efforts to understand autism and study the treatment options available in the hopes that someday, the treatment protocols that prove to be the most beneficial for certain populations with autism are going to be accepted or recommended by the medical community.
Autism Research Institute
The Autism Research Institute (ARI), a non-profit organization, was established in 1967. ARI is primarily devoted to conducting research, and to disseminating the results of research, on the causes of autism and on methods of preventing, diagnosing and treating autism and other severe behavioral disorders of childhood. We provide information based on research to parents and professionals throughout the world.
Body Ecology Diet
A world-renowned system of healing, the BED establishes and nourishes the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the digestive tract. This ‘microscopic militia’ serves as your body’s key line of defense against disease-causing unfriendly microbes.
Advanced sensory learning program that stimulates, builds and nourishes the brain. Effects lasting learning and brain functioning by retraining neurological pathways through light, sound, motion, olfactory, touch, electromagnetic & magnetic fields, and nutrition. Powerful program that gets lasting results.
Breaking the Vicious Cycle
The official site maintained by Elaine Gottschall about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD).
Canadian-American Research Consortium
A multi-disciplinary team composed of more than 60 researchers, clinicians and parents dedicated to “Unraveling the Mystery of Autism”.
Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network (CAIRN)
We monitor the latest developments in early intervention research, policy and practice in Canada and engage all members of the autism community in helping to decide which important and relevant questions need to be addressed now. We work collaboratively to develop new, Canadian research projects that will answer these questions and inform future policy and clinical practice. And we identify and disseminate the best available information on autism with an emphasis on how this knowledge can be turned into practice.
Canadian Directory of Genetic Support Groups
The directory is designed as a resource guide for families and professionals seeking information on genetic support groups in Canada.
CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research
Research programmes at CanChild concentrate on children and youth with disabilities and their families within the context of the communities in which they live. Our focus is on the interrelationships between individuals, their families, communities, and health systems.
Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development
This web site is dedicated to providing the latest and best information on child mental health problems and the influences that shape the developmental health and well-being of children and youth.
Drugwatch.com is a comprehensive Web site featuring extensive information about medications, drug interactions, and drug side effects.
The Feingold Program (also known as the Feingold Diet) is a test to determine if certain foods or food additives are triggering particular symptoms. It is basically the way people used to eat before “hyperactivity” became a household word, and before asthma and chronic ear infections became so very common. Used originally as a diet for allergies, improvement in behavior and attention was first noticed as a “side effect.”
Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada
Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada’s mandate is to promote scientific research that will lead to effective treatment for Fragile X.
A free resource for any parent who needs support implementing the GFCF Diet. It provides a central location for parents to find other parents who are also using Dietary Therapy. It is the largest resource of its kind on the Internet, not only providing lists of products to help guide you through the grocery stores but other relevant information which will assist every parent using the GFCF Diet.
Medical Heilkunst and the medicine of Homeopathy will have you feeling and being stronger and healthier. Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders and all types of health issues, ailments, illnesses, conditions etc. can be done successfully by understanding the nature of health and dis-ease, getting to and treating the root causes with natural medicine. Results can be seen as the layers of dis-ease are removed.
Hope for Healing Children
We are a group of Calgary parents dedicated to healing our Autistic Spectrum Disorder children using alternative biomedical treatments. This site is a forum for sharing information and supporting each other on this challenging journey.
Interactive Collaborative Autism Network (ICAN)
The site is a collaborative effort among three states: the State Departments of Education of Connecticut (CT) and Minnesota (MN) and the University of Kansas (KU) to use the World Wide Web (WWW) as a means of supporting and facilitating training. Started in Fall 2000, the site was developed to disseminate information about characteristics, assessment, and research-based interventions and services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The Irlen Institute
The Irlen Syndrome is a type of perceptual processing problem related to sensitivity to lights, glare, patterns, colors, and contrast. This type of perceptual processing disorder affects 12-14% of the population; this number increases to almost 50% in the autistic population.
Judy’s Magic Mixes
Gluten-free baking mix company based in Ontario. Products are available in Ontario or Quebec stores or can be ordered on-line.
The Autism Research Foundation is a non-profit orgnaization dedicated to researching the neurological underpinnings of autism and other related developmental brain disorders.
Low Oxalate Diet
Informative site about the low oxalate diet. Support, FAQ’s, recipes, research and more.
Has developed a program designed to benefit individuals on the autism spectrum and their families via their Kid Smart membership for children 17 and under and their Advantage membership for adults 18 and above.
UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute offers families new hope in unraveling the mystery that has long surrounded autism and autism spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, and other developmental disorders.
National Alliance for Autism Research
The mission of the National Alliance for Autism Research is to fund, promote and accelerate biomedical research and science-based approaches that seek to determine the causes, prevention, effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for autism spectrum disorders. This mission includes providing grants to researchers for innovative, new pilot studies; mentoring fellowships to recruit new researchers to focus on autism; and funding larger, collaborative research programs that have the potential to yield major scientific advances in autism research.
National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
NCCAM is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.
Offord Centre for Child Studies
Canada’s only research centre solely dedicated to improving the life quality and life opportunities of children and youth by focusing on the biological factors and life circumstances that influence healthy child development.
Pfeiffer Treatment Center
Our mission is to increase an individual’s ability to lead a productive and rewarding life by focusing on the research, education and nutritional treatment of biochemical imbalances.
The Psychology Foundation of Canada
Promotes the understanding and use of research-based psychological knowledge to help people in their daily lives.
Provides comprehensive sex education for youth across Canada. Stephanie Mitelman, Certified Sexuality Educator, offers workshops for teens, parents, people with special needs and First Nations communities. She also tours Nationally to offer training for teachers and health care providers.
Treating Autism (UK)
The purpose of this site is to provide you with a resource for learning. We list the common issues, the science and studies, ‘bite-size’ information, a Beginners Guide to give you ideas for getting started and Stories of Hope to inspire you!