Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder

A Mother's Story of Research & Recovery

By Karyn Seroussi; Bernard Rimland (Foreword by)

Harmony, Paperback, 9780767907989, 304pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2002


When their nineteen-month-old son, Miles, was diagnosed with autism, Karyn Seroussi, a writer, and her husband, a scientist, fought back with the only weapons at their disposal: love and research. Consulting medical papers, surfacing the Web, and networking with other parents, they traced the onset of their child's problems to an immune system breakdown that coincided with his vaccinations. As a result, his digestive system was unable to break down certain proteins, which in turn led to abnormal brain development. So Karyn and her husband got to work -- Karyn implementing their program at home while her husband tested his theories at the scientific lab where he worked.

Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder is an inspiring and suspenseful chronicle of how one couple empowered themselves to challenge the medical establishment that promised no hope -- and found a cure for their child.

Here are the explanations and treatments they so carefully researched and discovered, a wealth of crucial tools and hands-on information that can help other parents reverse the effects of autism and PDD, including step-by-step instructions for the removal of dairy and gluten from the diet, special recipes, and an explanation of the roles of the key players in autism research.

About the Author
Karyn Seroussi, a freelance writer, has spoken at conferences around the world, helping other parents understand what is beginning to be known about the nature of, and the treatments for, autism. Her goal is to see parents and professionals working together; to have autism diagnosed early and treated appropriately. You can visit her website at KarynSeroussi.com.

Dr Bernard Rimland PhD was the director of the Autism Research Institute (ARI), and the founder of the Autism Society of America. He also co-founded the Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) Project. His first book, Infantile Autism: The Syndrome and its Implications for a Neural Theory of Behavior, won the Century Award for distinguished contribution to psychology and revolutionized the field of autism research.