SOURCE: Autism Treatment Center of America

April 25, 2008 10:03 ET

Autism Treatment Center of America CEO, Himself Fully Recovered From Autism, Unleashes Part 6 of Bold 7-Part Challenge for Autism Awareness Month: Stop Denying Our Children Biomedical Treatments

SHEFFIELD, MA--(Marketwire - April 25, 2008) - Raun K. Kaufman, CEO of The Autism Treatment Center of America, made the following statement:

Autism may affect more than 1 in 150 children, but there is still widespread ignorance as to how the disorder actually works, and this impacts the help that parents get (or don't get).

It's time for the medical community to begin advising parents that dietary intervention and other biological treatments will have a positive effect on their children's autism.

In many, many cases, autism is a neurological and gastrointestinal and immunological disorder. Children can have heavy metal toxicity, digestive dysfunction, fungal and viral infections, and serious deficiencies in minerals such as zinc and magnesium.

These issues are treatable -- and reversible. In fact, the most basic (and risk-free) place to begin is with dietary intervention.

This isn't some fringe idea. These biomedical components of autism -- and their treatments -- are backed by research conducted by medical doctors on the cutting edge of autism treatment. Go to any autism conference, and you will hear all about this.

And yet, most parents still face pediatricians who deny the facts. One doctor told the parents of a two-year-old boy in excruciating pain from weeks of constipation, "He's holding it in on purpose."

When I was diagnosed with severe autism, my parents helped me to fully recover by pioneering a unique educational program for me and using specific dietary interventions to address my biology. Although my parents were dismissed at the time (the early 1970s), science has now caught up with our children's physiology.

Now it's time for us to catch up with science.

The Autism Treatment Center of America™ www.autismtreatmentcenter.org is home of The Son-Rise Program® for autism treatment and education. The Son-Rise Program is the program that:

--  Was created by parents for parents
--  Advocates addressing the whole child -- education and physiology
--  Helps parents cure their children in some cases and achieve
    significant improvement in almost all cases
--  Has helped more than 25,000 families from 75 countries
    

Media: To interview Raun K. Kaufman for Autism Awareness Month, contact Brenda Nashawaty at brenda@option.org or call 617-688-3253.

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