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Karyn Seroussi’s book “Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder”
When her son was diagnosed with autism at 19 months, Seroussi, a small-business owner and wife of a research chemist, determined to do everything in her power to help her child achieve normal functioning. In addition to pursuing recommended speech and behavior modification therapies for her son, Seroussi devoted her considerable energies – often against medical advice – to researching alternative approaches. Her own experience and a growing body of scientific evidence pointed to connections between autism and diet.
The use and stories of Ojibwa Tea of Life™ in Karyn Seroussi’s book Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder refer to our brand of essiac tea, Ojibwa Tea of Life™. Our company and participating individuals concerned with autism have designed materials and research for the use of this remedy. Specific guidelines and methods have been created for the way in which to use our product for the use of autism, PDD etc. No other essaic companies are involved in this project.
In the book Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Karyn Seroussi describes the tea as a “homeopathic” Native American herbal tea. However, I offer the following correction: Ojibwa Tea of Life™ is NOT homeopathic but a four herb, organic/ethically wild-crafted blend.
The Autism Research Institute
The Autism Research Institute(ARI) is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism. ARI was founded in 1967 to conduct and foster scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism. ARI also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help. The ARI data bank, the world’s largest, contains over 40,000 detailed case histories of autistic children from over 60 countries.
Future Horizons Inc.
Resource Center for Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome.
Future Horizons Inc. is the leading publisher in the world of autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Future Horizons’ mission is to bring current, helpful information on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome to individuals, families and professionals. They provide books, conferences, and other valuable information on Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD).
Books for Parents and Families with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and PDD
Autism Society of America
Educating yourself and others about autism is a critical way to assist with the education and development of the individual with autism, and to help society understand the nature of this common developmental disorder. Information packages on a variety of autism-related topics are available for free from the Autism Society of America resources area. (new tab/window)
National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs.
Autism Network for Dietary Intervention
Current research shows that many cases of autism result from an immune-system dysfunction that affects the body’s ability to break down certain proteins and combat yeasts and bacteria.
Many parents are convinced of the validity of dietary intervention for autistic individuals, but do not have the resources to try it themselves, especially those with picky eaters and skeptical spouses.
ANDI was established by parent researchers, Lisa Lewis and Karyn Seroussi, to help families around the world get started on, and maintain an appropriate diet. The ANDI mission is simple:
To help parents understand, implement and maintain dietary intervention for their autistic children.
The Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic
The Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluations for children with social disabilities, usually focusing on the issues of diagnosis and intervention.
The Encyclopedia of Dietary Interventions by Lisa Lewis, PhD and Karyn Seroussi
Special Eats, Simple Delicious Solutions for Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cooking by Sueson Louise Vess
The Gluten-Free Vegan, 150 Delicious Gluten-Free, Animal-Free Recipes by Susan O’Brien
Louder than Words by Jenny McCarthy
Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Mother’s Story of Research & Recovery by Karyn Seroussi
Cooking Free, 200 Flavorful Recipes for People with Food Allergies and Multiple Food Sensitivities by Carol Fenster
Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD by Dr. William Shaw
Biomedical Assessment Options for Children with Autism and Related Problems by S.M. Baker, MD & Jon Pangborn, PhD
Let’s Eat Out!: Your Passport to Living Gluten and Allergy Free by Kim Koeller & Robert La France
Wheat-free Gluten-free Reduced Calorie Cookbook by Connie Sarros
The Official Autism 101 Manual by Karen L. Simmons
Cooking Healthy Gluten and Casein-Free Food for Children by Betsy Prohaska
GF Cooking from Scratch DVD by Helen Sanders
Cooking with the Season by Sueson Vess and Betsy Hicks
Alternative Cook, LLC DVD, Cooking Instructions by Jean Duane