"Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD" is an authoritative, comprehensive, and easy-to-read resource guide to a wide range of therapies useful in the treatment of autism. The book introduces antifungal and antibacterial therapies, gluten and casein restriction, homeopathy, vitamin therapy, gamma globulin treatment, transfer factor therapies, treatment of food allergies, and alternatives to antibiotic therapy.
The information in this book may be useful not only in the field of autism but also in virtually any disorder in which some of the symptoms of autism are sometimes or frequently present, including:
- Pervasive Developmental disorder (PDD)
- Attention deficit disorder
- Williams disease
- Down's syndrome with autistic symptoms
- Rett's syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Tuberous Sclerosis
- Prader-Willi syndrome
- Tourette's syndrome
- Fragile X
Dr. William Shaw received a Ph.D. in biochemistry and human physiology, and is board certified in Immunology and Toxicology. He is known worldwide for his research and for speaking at conferences in the field of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Dr. Shaw is the founder of The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. in Lenexa, Kansas, a laboratory specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of metabolic disorders of adults and children. Dr. Shaw has been actively involved with both "Defeat Autism Now!" and "Autism Speaks" groups. He is a board member of the National Academy for Child Development. In 1998 he published this book for the first time, and it has since been translated to more than 9 languages. His book has helped thousands of parents and physicians to successfully contribute to improve the lives of countless childrens and adults on the autistic spectrum.
"There are, however, very few books–like this one–which address the practical, here-and-now biomedical treatments that can bring about dramatic improvement in many autistic individuals...The reader will quickly discover that this book is "user-friendly". Its purpose is to clarify, to explain, to guide, and to encourage so that at long last the parents themselves can begin to do what they have always wanted to do–have a real hand in the healing of their autistic child...Thank you Dr. Shaw!"
– Bernard Rimland, Ph.D., Director of the Autism Research Institute
"A superb book! It provides professionals, parents and the public with new, important authoritative and easy-to-understand information about autism and related disorders. It's a 'must read'."
– William G. Crook, M.D. Author, The Yeast Connection
"...All families should have access to the same information as we did, so that they may have the opportunity to choose interventions that could drastically affect the quality of their children's lives. All children with autism and related disorders deserve the chance to RECOVER. I hope that my contribution in this book will make the way easier for other families...I do want to encourage you to read carefully the information presented in this book and give it due consideration. It changed my family's life."
– Pamela Scott, Parent of Autistic Children with Managed Recoveries
"So much useful information in this book! A definite must have for anyone who has a child with many health issues, both neurological and physical!"
– Amazon Customer, United States
"A must read for parents of kids with autism on biomedical interventions, I wish I had read it sooner! yes!"
– Amazon Customer, United States