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The Autism Book: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Early Detection, Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention (Sears Parenting Library) Paperback – April 2, 2010
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"The Autism Book is an important resource for both new and experienced parents of children with autism."―Lawrence D. Rosen, MD, FAAP, founder of The Whole Child Center, Oradell, NJ
"Autism has many facets, from behavioral to educational to medical, and parents working for the best possible future for their children need a lot of options. Dr. Sears covers the territory broadly, fairly, clearly, and in very useful detail."―Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and pediatric neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital
"An easy-to-read, comprehensive, information-filled resource for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders."―Kenneth A. Bock, MD, author of Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies
"A gem of a book...In parent-friendly language, Dr. Sears provides a road map for parents of a child with autism. As a neurodevelopmental pediatrician, I know I will be...encouraging every one of my families with a child with an autism spectrum diagnosis to buy this book!"―Marilyn C. Agin, MD, FAAP, neurodevelopmental pediatrician and coauthor of The Late Talker
"This is a solid, accessible book by a wise pediatrician and teacher and, most important, a doctor who really practices the art of listening to his patients."―Sidney M. Baker, MD, coauthor of Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments and cofounder of Defeat Autism Now!
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I am a PhD Statistician, and I have a 14 month old son who was showing many of the early warning signs for autism until a few weeks ago when we accidentally discovered that he has an allergy to dairy. We had initiated early intervention services for him and the simple methods that they suggested to increase interactions and gain more eye contact during the day were just fabulous. But it turns out dairy products were having a severe impact on his desire to make eye contact and interact with us, and the improvement was obvious within days of removing all dairy from his diet. Taking him off of dairy also cured the chronic constipation that he had been experiencing since he was just a few weeks old, and he suddenly began to sleep for hours in a stretch for the first time in his life.Read more ›
Ex. "Sears continues to address this issue saying, 'There are cases in which a severe reaction to a round of vaccines seems to have triggered a decline into autism.'" (p. 339)
Most important of all is the information about ways to treat and recover autistic kids. I can see thousands of parents going to their pediatricians with Sears's book in hand, asking for these treatments for their children. US News and World Report, ABC [...], Newsweek Magazine, OC Register, Web MD, [...], and various parenting magazines have already covered Dr. Sears.
(See the recent interview on KVUE-TV Austin, TX: [...])
Doctors who educate themselves on these protocols will be the ones with patients. For parents who feel that the medical community has given up on autistic kids, this book is a welcome change!
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Media editor: Age of Autism
This book is such a valuable resource to parents, grandparents, teachers, etc. as they begin to navigate this new world. I found it immensely helpful to have read through the book prior to our initial appointment so that I had some familiarity with the language of Autism and could understand what was being discussed. It was great to be able to do my research in the quiet of my own home.
I appreciated how the book gave some possible reasons why Autism is so prevalent and what may be causing this epidemic. Reading through those sections allowed me to see my child in some of the theories, which is helping us direct which biomedical tests need to be done which will in turn steer our treatment plan.
I have already dog-eared and highlighted my book like crazy and know that it will continue to be a permanent fixture on my shelf as I refer back to it often.
- Lawrence D. Rosen, MD, Founder of the Whole Child Center ([...])
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after reading several of the dr sears books, ie baby book, preganacy book, sleep book, etc. this is the best more thorough and most practically useful on a specific topic. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Victoria S
Great resource! Should not be your only source of info, but a great book. Check out "Super Immunity", "The Magnesium Miracle," "The Vitamin D Solution,"... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rachel Kind
"The Autism Book" is clear and well-organized. If you are just starting the journey of autism treatment, this is an essential companion. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Leann L
excellent material - pretty specific ! Tis a serious topic and needs much attention to the details.Published on July 29, 2014 by Coleen Bumgarner
I have learn so much with this book and I would recommendedPublished on July 24, 2014 by Maira Gomez
This book really helped me understand some of the steps parents are taking with their autistic children. I help take care of individuals with disabilities of all ages. Read morePublished on June 17, 2014 by Sara
Please read this book if your child has Autism! I loved it and recommend it to all parents and grandparents of children with autism.Published on April 10, 2014 by Bella
I had heard a bit about Dr. Sears, but never read any of his books. My son, who is 2 1/2 was recently given the formal diagnosis of Autism, although we had suspicions and knew far... Read morePublished on January 29, 2014 by Erin
The book has good information about Autism diagnostics and treatments, but is focused too much on the alternative - biomedical therapies. Read morePublished on November 12, 2013 by Nieves