Two parents of a now high-functioning autistic teenager who were determined to discover as much as possible about autism, its causes, and potential treatments share what they've learned
Jonathan and Polly Tommey's eldest son, Billy, was diagnosed with severe autism at the age of two. Here, they show through their own experience how it is possible to improve the quality of life for children with autism. The book will give parents the confidence and knowledge to tackle the problems they face and to find solutions, treatments, and educational options that will work for their child. In his quest to help his son, Jonathan trained as a nutritional therapist and now supports many individuals with ASD at his Autism Clinic. His expertise forms an important part of this book. Areas covered include getting a diagnosis, the gut-brain connection, tests and treatments, the link with toxins, diet and nutrition, health and well-being, coping as a family, educational approaches, choosing a school, looking to the future, and a comprehensive resource section. Practical and positive, this book provides much needed support, advice, and encouragement for parents of children on the autism spectrum.
A practical guide for parents which blends the authors' personal experience of bringing up their autistic son as well as Jon's professional experience as a nutritional therapist specialising in autism.