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The Autism Epidemic:

Shaking the System

By Lea Schizas & Litsa Kamateros

Cover art by Delilah K. Stephans



 

An inspirational book with personal stories and helpful information, not only for families affected by autism but as an autism awareness platform to sensitize the general public and offer them an insight as to what autism is and its impact on families.


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Table of Contents

 

Out of the Wild–Poem by Litsa Kamateros

Introduction

Authors’ Note

Foreword: Sarah Lalla Moyal, BSc, CCN

A Mother’s Reflection

 

Chapter One: Lost in Bureaucratic Red Tape

A Parent’s Ray of Hope

Brittany’s Story

 

Chapter Two: Guide for Parents

What is Autism?

Speculations Abound

Early Warning Signs

Understanding Autism and Its Symptoms

In the Meantime

 

Chapter Three: Therapies

ABA

RDI

Diet

Social Skills

TEACCH

Hybabaric Oxygen Therapy

Chelation Therapy

Packing

Medication

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Floortime Therapy

‘Miracle Cures’ Helpful Tips

Tiny Soldiers 21st Century Battle

Anderson’s Story

 

Chapter Four: Parental Motivational Guide

Reminders

It’s Time for School

The Isolated Sibling

Ten Signs To Look For in Autism

She’s All I’ve Got

 

Chapter Five: Ongoing Research & Controversies

Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Vaccinations

Biomedical Intervention

Environmental Factors

Genetics

The One – The Only One

Jackson’s Story

 

Chapter Six: Coping Stresses

Diagnosis: Shock, Grief, Denial

Waiting List: What Do I Do Next?

Social Stigmas

Parental Determination

Matthew’s Story

My Brother…My Soul

Lucas’s Story – A Grandparent’s Perspective

 

Chapter Seven: Educational Value

Questions from Parents

Spencer’s Story – A Grandparent’s Perspective

 

Chapter Eight: Personal Reflections from the Authors

Victor’s Story

Shaking the System Autism Oath

Medical Professionals & Government Officials Oath

There Will Come A Day

List of Resources