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Letter to a New Autism Mom

August 15, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 5pm Pacific 7pm Central time Jill Rege will join me on New Earth Journey BBS Radio to talk about Autism *RECOVERY*. The following article is a reblog, a letter she wrote to a New Autism Mom in 2013. This gal knows her stuff. If you have a child in your family with Autism, or know of someone who does (and who doesn’t these days?) you might like to catch this show. Bring a pencil and paper!

Recovery Road

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Dear New Mom,

Welcome to the club.  I am deeply sorry you find yourself in our company, but because the numbers of kids with autism continue to rise (1 in 50 for heaven’s sake!!), you won’t find yourself lonely for very long.  You’ll find we section off according to our approach in dealing with and treating autism.

This is the biomed damn-it-I’m-going-to-save-my-kid section.  I’m one of the early adopters of biomed who comes back to tell you to keep going, recovery is possible, and if not recovery, definite improvement.  Things don’t have to be quite so hard in the future and there really is a biological underpinning to autism.

One thing I never heard when we started this–although to be honest if someone said it, I wasn’t listening–is to make sure you take care of yourself. Eat a clean, healthy diet.  Give up gluten and soy.  Take a…

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