With the alarming increase in autism diagnoses, ARI encourages medical professionals to learn about treatments, and to offer them to patients. Autistic children and their families need medical and professional help, and ARI recommends the Defeat Autism Now! approach as foundational treatment.
Information presented in our professional seminars is pertinent for MDs, DOs, Naturopathic Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician's Assistants. RNs, psychologists, homeopaths, chiropractors, dentists, and pharmacists will likely find the seminar information useful and they are welcome to attend, though they are not eligible for our Clinician registry.
Nutritionists and Dietitians may attend the Nutrition Seminar and be listed on ARI's Nutritionist Registry as long as they are licensed or monitored by a supervisory board at the state or national level and possess at least one of the following degrees: Certified Nutrition Counselor, Dietetic Technician, Registred, Certified Nutritionist, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Registered Dietician or Licensed Dietician, or a certified nutrition specialist (through the American College of Nutrition). In 2010, this seminar will be offered at our Spring and Fall National Conferences.
ARI does not give practitioner referrals, maintaining a registry instead. Clinicians sign the ARI/Defeat Autism Now! philosophy statement, and pay a yearly fee ($250, to cover the costs of update letters, list maintenance, a subscription to the ARRI newsletter, and clinician-related special projects).To remain on the list, they are required to attend a professional seminar once every two years; Level I is a prerequisite for Level II. All of our professional seminars are approved for AMA-PRA Category 1 CreditsTM; the Nutrition Seminar has also been approved for continuing-education credit by the American Dietetic Association, the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, and the American College of Nutrition.
Attendance at an Introductory Workshop, general, or regional ARI/Defeat Autism Now! conference is not relevant for the Clinician Registry. Only the completion of the entire Nutrition Seminar or Clinician Seminars Levels I and II qualify an attendee for listing.
View the Clinician Registries:
Labs that passed the ARI-funded split sample reproducibility study
Autism and the Limbic System
Interview with Professor Jaak Panksepp
Toxic Metals and Essential Minerals in the Hair of Children with Autism and their Mothers
Heavy Metal Exposures, Developmental Milestones, and Physical Symptoms in Children with Autism
The Cerebellum and Autism
Effects of Mercury on Methionine Synthase: Implications for Disordered Methylation in Autism
B6 and Sulfation
Impaired transsulfuration and oxidative stress in autistic children: Improvement with targeted nutritional intervention
Binding of Infectious Agents, Toxic Chemicals, and Dietary Peptides to Tissue Enzymes and Lymphocyte Receptors and Consequent Immune Response in Autism
Studies of High Dosage Vitamin B6 (and often with Magnesium) in Autistic Children and Adults
Why do I Seek Medical Treatment for My Child's Autism? Because it is a Medical Disorder
Free Conference Webcasts
- ARI Webcasts - information about effective treatments and the latest research presented by speakers from around the world
Autism Overview Presentation prepared by Jim Adams, Ph.D.
Dr. Baker's Questionnaire for Children with Autism and Related Developmental and/or Attention Problems, a detailed Medical History Questionnaire to give to the pediatrician for your autistic, PDD, or ADD/ADHD child. Compiled and refined by Sid Baker, M.D. to provide maximum useful information to the child's doctor. (Keep a completed record for your own files.)