"Autism offers a chance for us to glimpse an awe-filled vision
of the world that might otherwise pass us by"
-Colin, Zimbleman, Pd.D.
What is Autism?
Autism, or autism spectrum disorders, are a range of developmental disabilities that typically present in early childhood. The spectrum of autism disorders can range from social awkwardness to complete non-verbal behavior. While disabilities of autism vary from patient to patient, the behaviors characterized by the spectrum of disorders generally affect social skills, the ability to communicate, sensory and motor skills.
There is no known cause for autism and according to the CDC's 2016 Autism Prevalence report, has risen to every 1 in 68 births in the United States.
Early signs of autism
- Limited or no eye contact
- Limited or no communication
- Delays with verbal communication
- Fixation on certain objects or parts of an object
- Repetitive behaviors
- Lack of understanding of other peoples feelings
- Changes in routine are upsetting
- Unusual reactions to senses
Integrative Medicine for Autism
While there is no cure for autism, research has shown that a variety of therapies may help improve a child's development and behavior. Parents of children with autism often struggle to find treatments that have a lasting impact. At Garden City for Integrative Health we offer a range of treatments that aim to help parents and their children with autism understand the spectrum and all the possibilities for treatment.
Gastrointestinal health is an important factor for children with autism. Special diets may be recommended to help gut health, along with specialized natural supplements.
Other treatments for autism include Glutathione for Autism and Low Dose Naltrexone for Autism
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Vitamin Deficiency