Drastic increases in autism rates suggest there have been recent changes in the environment that are injuring our children. ARI believes these injuries can be treated, and, in the best circumstances reversed using biomedical interventions developed by Defeat Autism Now! researchers and practitioners, intensive behavioral intervention, and other effective therapies.
Mark Blaxill, father of an autistic daughter and co-founder of SafeMinds, has summed it up this way: "The goal of treatment is recovery: defined as a more rapid developmental trajectory, restoration of specific functions and, in the best case, a normal life. Recovery is not the same as a cure."
ARI has received reports of more than 1,000 children who've recovered from ASD using intensive combined interventions. Video presentations of parents of recovered children - including before and after video clips - from the October 2006 DAN conference are available for viewing.
Editorial: Talk about "Recovery"
Parent's stories of recovering their children:
- Selected Chapters from the book, Recovering Autistic Children
- Dr. Green's "Joining Hands to Overcome Autism"
- Natasha Campbell-McBride - "My Son"
- Lynn Hamilton - "There is Hope"
- Amy Holmes - "The King of Metals"
- Amy Lansky - "A Homeopathic Cure"
- Kelli Miller - "Hope Renewed"
- Diane Savage - "Matthew's Story"
- Karen Seroussi - "We Rescued Our Child from Autism"
- Robin and George Young, MD - "A story about Nicolai Young"
- Edward Arranga: Autism Treatment and Recovery
- Christina Adams: More Than Enough I Can't See Anything Else
- Generation Rescue
- Recovered From Autism
- Treating Autism (Great Britian)