ASD The Complete Autism Spectrum Disorder Health and Diet Guide


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Includes 175 Gluten-free and Casein-free Recipes

In May 2013, the American Psychiatric Association provided new diagnostic criteria for autism: autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The term incorporates diagnoses previously described as separate: autistic disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified.

This comprehensive book on ASD will be a valuable resource for parents, caregivers and health professionals as well, with its combination of years of practical experience and a range of skills and knowledge from its outstanding author team. This multidisciplinary health care team has a keen understanding of the goals and expectations of both the patient and families.

Part 1

  • Possible causes
  • What does the new definition mean to my child
  • Autism and genetics
  • Diagnosis
  • Signs & symptoms of autism
  • Myths

Part 2

  • New diagnosis management and ongoing management of ASD
  • Typical doctor/nurse visits w/Q and A
  • Management and treatment help through medical, alternative, psychological and behavioural therapies

Part 3

  • Recent research shows that a gluten-free/casein-free diet is effective in reducing ASD symptoms for those people with ASDs who show GI symptoms, confirmed food allergies and suspected food sensitivities.
  • 175 recipes and gluten-free/casein-free meal plans help to build a nutritious, varied and tasty diet that may improve gastrointestinal and ASD symptoms for some children.
  • This author team has provided a comprehensive and current resource book on ASD for anyone affected by this disease.

R. Garth Smith,
MBBS, FRCPC, is a Developmental Pediatrician and Medical Director of the Child Development Centre at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston, Ontario, and a Research Board Member of the Canadian-American Research Consortium which works with over 3,000 families in the U.S. and Canada.

Susan Hannah, BA, B.S.Ch., is a respected health author, a volunteer researcher at ASD-CARC, Ongwanada and a former research associate at the Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University.

Elke Sengmueller
, B.A.Sc., RD is a clinical dietician at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.