ARI's Recommended Reading
Books are available through ARI's Store.
Recovering Autistic Children, Edited by Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D. and Bernard Rimland, Ph.D. This book is the extensively updated and enlarged revision of Treating Autistic Children, which was published in 2003. Almost all of the 31 parent reports have been updated and 83 pages of new information have been added. You'll find up-to-the-minute information from ARI's acclaimed Defeat Autism Now! Project and new sections including Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT); clinical use of Methyl B12; Specific Carbohydrate Diet; Low-Dose Naltrexone; Chelation; Medical Marijuana to control aggression; and much more! Thousands of autistic children have recovered and are recovering, based on the sound information in this book. 2006, paperback, 468 pages. ($24.00)
Changing the Course of Autism, Bryan Jepson, M.D. edited by Jane Johnson. A decade ago, autism was a rare disease--today, most Americans know a family with an autistic child. Autism is now epidemic, currently affecting half a million American children, or 1 in 150. This makes it the most common developmental disability--more common than Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, and mental retardation combined. Autism is growing at a startling rate of 10-17 percent per year, which means that the disease could reach several million Americans in the next decade. 2007, paperback, 358 pages ($18.95).
Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reason for Hope and Guidance for Help, by Lynn M. Hamilton. A treasury of detailed, helpful information from a mother who has carefully investigated all of the promising treatment approaches. 2000, paperback, 361 pages. ($17.00)
Hope for the Autism Spectrum, by Sally Kirk. When Sally Kirk's son, Will, was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), she did everything she could to understand his condition and to find ways of improving his quality of life. In this book, Sally shares the story of her journey with Will and how her discovery of biomedical interventions significantly improved his behavior and changed their lives for the better. This positive, practical book tells a personal story of hope and provides a wealth of essential information on biodmedical interventions for parents of children on the autism spectrum. 2008, paperback, 320 pages. ($24.95)
Autism Life Skills: From Communication and Safety to Self-Esteem and More - 10 Essential Abilities Every Child Needs and Deserves to Learn, Chantal Sicile-Kira. Whether your child or student has Asperger's or is on the more severely impaired end of the autism spectrum, this action-oriented guide will provide hope and help -- so that every child has a chance to reach his or her full potential. 2008, paperback, 224 pages. ($14.95)
Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet, by Elaine Gottschall, B.A., M.Sc. The sourcebook for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). Gottschallís work is rightly considered a breakthrough by families whose autistic children were impervious to all other treatments. Based on decades of scholarly research and personal experience, the ideas, suggestions, and recipes in this book will be a Godsend to many. 2004, paperback, 207 pages. ($23.00)
Special Diets for Special Kids, by Lisa Lewis, Ph.D. Very informative, extremely practical guide to gluten- and casein-free diets--as well as other special diets--by a researcher who is also the mother of an autistic child. Over 150 tested recipes. 1998, hardcover/spiral bound, 251 pages. ($20.00)
Special Diets for Special Kids Two, by Lisa Lewis, Ph.D. More great tasting recipes and tips for implementing specials diets to aid in the treatment of autism and related developmental disorders. 2001, hard cover, 272 pages. ($25.00)
Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Motherís Story of Research and Recovery, by Karyn Seroussi. A fascinating account of a determined mother and her scientist husbandís success in bringing their son out of autism. (Covers a wide range of topics, including gluten/casein-free recipes.) 2000, paperback, 288 pages. ($15.00)
From Emotions to Advocacy Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, second edition will teach you how to plan, prepare, organize and get quality special education services. In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will learn your child.s disability and educational needs, how to create a simple method for organizing your child.s file and devising a master plan for your child.s special education. You will understand parent-school conflict, how to create paper trails and effective letter writing. This book includes dozens of worksheets, forms and sample letters that you can tailor to your needs. Whether you are new to special education or an experienced advocate this book will provide a clear roadmap to effective advocacy for your child. You will use this book again and again.
Children with Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder, by Jaquelyn McCandless, M.D., 2003 (updated 2005, 2007). After three decades in practice as a psychiatrist and neurologist, Dr. McCandless' fourteenth grandchild, Chelsey, was diagnosed as autistic. Dr. McCandless' search for answers led her to the Autism Research Institute's Defeat Autism Now! project, with immediate benefit to Chelsey. Now all autistic children can benefit. This 2nd Edition includes important new cutting-edge treatment developments along with a new and very useful index. Paperback, 302 pages. ($25.00)
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations, by Stephanie Cave, M.D., FAAFP, 2001. "Must reading ... An important resource that respects parents' intelligence and encourages them to be equal partners with doctors in deciding which vaccines their children should get and when they should get them. Dr. Cave's tips on reducing vaccine risks will save lives." Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-Founder & President, National Vaccine Information Center. Paperback, 342 pages. ($7.00)
Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments, by Jon B. Pangborn, Ph.D. and Sidney M. Baker, M.D., with an introduction by Bernard Rimland, Ph.D. This October 2005 version of the Defeat Autism Now! Clinical Options Manual replaces the previous editions that have revolutionized the biomedical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of autism, PDD and related disorders. Paperback (includes index). ($30.00)
Natural Medicine Guide to Autism by Stephanie Marohn. Autism is now an epidemic in the United States and in much of the world, rising by as much as 1000% in some areas. The Healthy Mind Guide: Reversing Autism explores why and offers effective treatment options and the possibility of a positive outcome via natural medicine therapies that can ameliorate or reverse the disorder in many cases.
Other Suggested Books:
Evidence of Harm, by David Kirby. The best-selling report on the controversial thimerosal-autism connection, by a New York Times investigative reporter. 2005, hardback, 460 pages. ($25.00)