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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.


In the US $3.99

Outside the US $5.99

Table of Contents


Out of the Wild–Poem by Litsa Kamateros


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




Social Skills


Hybabaric Oxygen Therapy

Chelation Therapy



Occupational Therapy (OT)

Floortime Therapy

‘Miracle Cures’ Helpful Tips

Tiny Soldiers 21st Century Battle

Anderson’s Story


Chapter Four: Parental Motivational Guide


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


Biomedical Intervention

Environmental Factors


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