Silver Award Recipient (Mom's Choice Awards 2015-10-20)
From the Inside Flap
Each year for the past 20 years, the number of children with autism spectrum disorder has increased 12 percent. The autism epidemic is a tragedy on a scale that is unlike any the Western world has faced in modern times. Families with autistic children are under enormous stress. They pay $20,000 to $100,000 per year for care of their child; lifetime costs may total more than $3 million. The divorce rate for families with an autistic child is double that for families without one. In fact, a study shows that having an autistic child causes more stress than having one with a fatal illness.
The billion-dollar question, then, is “What causes autism?”
Why has it reached epidemic proportions?
Is it preventable, treatable, or both?
This book discusses autism and vitamin D and how proper (and safe) doses of vitamin D may:
(1) prevent or lessen the risk of having an autistic child if taken during pregnancy and by both parents before conception; and
(2) improve (not cure) autism symptoms in autistic children and adults.
If you are a parent of a child with autism, you are far from alone.