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Hope for Autism Spectrum
A Mother and Son Journey of Insight and Biomedical Intervention

by Sally Kirk
Forward by Elizabeth Mumper MD

This positive, practical book tells a personal story of hope and provides a wealth of essential information about biomedical interventions for parents of children on the autism spectrum. In the first half of the book, Sally Kirk shares the story of her journey with her son Will who was diagnosed with an autism-spectrum disorder. Though she pursued numerous interventions to help Will, his condition only worsened until age 11 when Sally discovered biomedical intervention. As these interventions were put in place, Will autistic behaviors improved significantly, changing their lives for the better. In the book second half, Sally shows readers how they and their child may benefit from biomedical intervention. Relying on extensive biomedical research from Defeat Autism Now!, Sally presents very easy-to-understand, in-depth descriptions of the most common underlying physical problems found on the autism spectrum, as well as, safe and effective treatments that offer real hope to heal them and their associated autistic behaviors.

Sally Kirk has done a fantastic job taking a very complicated subject and explaining it in away that is easy to understand and even entertaining, while staying true to the science. I think this book is a must-read for every parent of a child with autism and anyone else who wants to better comprehend the medical treatment options for the disorder.
-Bryan Jepson MD, author of Changing the Course of Autism

Sally Kirk has written a heart-warming report of her journey into biomedical therapies for her ASD son The book is helpful and enjoyable reading, highly recommended for new families starting on the long path of healing for our deserving and wonderful children.
-Jaquelyn McCandless MD, author of Children with Starving Brains

Ms. Kirk book is clear, concise and informative. She takes rather complicated topics and translates them into easy-to-understand concepts. I highly recommend this book for parents and professionals who want to learn the basics about biomedical interventions.
-Steve Edelson PhD, Director of the Autism Research Institute

[in this book] you can find the voice, the wisdom and the expertise of a mom whose words will take you up the path and give you her indispensable view of the landscape of autism.
-Sidney M. Baker MD, co-founder of Defeat Autism Now! and co-author of Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments

An extremely helpful resource for the newly-diagnosed child with autism spectrum disorder, providing the family with practical information on biomedical interventions, as well as offering emotional support from a mother who been there.
-Kenneth A. Bock MD, author of Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies

This is a book that transforms the hard-to-understand aspects of autism into everyday language not too hard and not too simple it’s just right.
-Jon Pangborn PhD, co-founder of Defeat Autism Now! and co-author of Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments



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1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Veronica Zysk and Ellen Notbohm

Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments, Jon B. Pangborn, Ph.D. and Sidney M. Baker, M.D., Bernard Rimland

Beyond the Wall, Stephen Shore Ph.D.

Breaking The Vicious Cycle, Elaine Gottshall

Changing the Course of Autism: A Scientific Approach for Parents and Physicians, Brian Jepson

Children With Starving Brains, Jacquelyn McCandless

Dangerous Encounters, Bill Davis

Envisioning a Bright Future, Patricia Lemer

Enzymes for Autism and other Neurological Disorders, Karen Defelice

Evidence of Harm, David Kirby

Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders,
Kenneth Bock and Cameron Stauth

Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy, Amy Lansky



Recovering Autistic Children, Stephen Edelson and Benard Rimland, Phd

Special Diets for Special Kids, Two,  Lisa S. Lewis, Ph.D.

Special Diets for Special People: Understanding and Implementing a Gluten-Free and Casein-Free Diet to Aid in the Treatment of Autism
and Related Developmental Disorders,  Lisa S.Lewis Ph.D

Special Foods for Special Kids, Todd Edelson

Supplement to Effective Biomedical Treatments, Jon B. Pangborn, Ph.D., and Sidney M. Baker, M.D.

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, Ellen Notbolm

Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew, Ellen Notbohm and Veronica Zysk

The Autism Trail Guide: Postcards from the Road Less Traveled, Ellen Notbohm

Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Mothers Story of Research and Recovery,
Karen Seroussi


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A Real Boy: A True Story of Autism, Early Intervention and Recovery, Christina Adams

Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD, William Shaw

The Puzzle of Autism: Putting It All Together, Amy Yasko and Gary Gordon

Visual Strategies for Improving Communication, Linda Hodgdon

Could It Be Autism, Nancy Wiseman

Engaging Autism, Greenspan

Infantile Autism, Bernard Rimland

Rules, Cynthia Lord

Strange Son, Portia Iverson

Thinking in Pictures, Temple Gradin

General Books

General Subjects
Books Written for Children
Books Written by People With Autism
Books Written About Siblings
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General Subjects

A Miracle to Believe In, Barry Neil Kaufman, Doubleday, 1981.

A Parent’s Guide to Autism: Answers to the Most Common Questions, Charles A. Hart, Pocket Books, 1993.

A Positive Approach to Autism, Stella Waterhouse, Jessica Kingsley Publications.

After the Tears: Parents talk about raising a child with a disability, Robin Simons, Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1987.

Aperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues, Brenda Smith Myles.

Asperger’s and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success, Brenda Smith Myles & Diane Adreon.

Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals, Tony Atwood, Jessica Kingsley Publications, 1998.

Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Transactional Developmental Perspective, Amy Wethersby & Barry Prizant.

Autism: A Practical Guide for Those Who Help Others, John Gerdtz and Joel Bregman, Crossroad, 1990.

Autistic Children: A guide for parents and professionals, Lorna Wing, Brunner/Mazel, 1985.

Biological Basis of Autism and PDD, William Shaw.

Children with Autism: A Parent’s Guide, Michael Powers, Woodbine House, 1989.

Confronting Autism: Aurora on the Dark Side of Venus, Victoria Beck, New Destiny, 1999.

Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Recommendations for Designing Effective Programs, Cathy Pratt,
Beverly Vicker, Kim Davis.

Educating Children with Autism: A guide to Selecting an appropriate Program, Michael Powers, Woodbine House, 1994.

Helping Children with Autism to Learn, Stuart Powell.

I Am Special: Introducing Children and Young People to Their Autsim Spectrum Disorder, Peter Vermeullen.

Keys to Parenting the Child With Autism (Barron’s Parenting Keys), Marlene Targ Brill.

Let Me Hear Your Voice, Catherine Maurice, Fawcett Columbine, 1994.

Pervasive Developmental Disorder: An Altered Perspective, Barbara Quinn.

Pervasive Developmental Disorder: Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Help, Mitzie Waltz.

Positive Behavioral Support, Lynn Koegel.

Pretending to Be Normal - Living with Asperger’s Syndrome, Liane Holiday Willey, Jessica Kingsley Publications.

Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children With Autism, Mary Jane Weiss & Sandra Harris.

Right From the Start: Behavioral Intervention for Young Children With Autism, Sandra Harris.

Solving Behavioral Problems in Autism, Linda A. Hodgdon.

Sonrise, The Miracle Continues, Barry Neil Kaufman.

Targeting Autism: What We Know, Don’t Know, and Can Do to Help Young Children With Autism and Related Disorders, Shirley Cohen.

Teach Me Language, Sabrina Freeman, Future Horizons, 1997.

Teaching Children with Autism – Strategies to Enhance Communication and Socialization, Ed. by Kathleen Ann Quill.

Teaching Developmentally Disabled Children: The ME Book, Ivan Lovass, Pro-Ed, 1993.

The Autistic Spectrum: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding and Helping Your Child, Lorna Wing.

The New Social Story Book, Carol Gray.

There’s a Boy in Here, Judy and Sean Barron.

Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Karyn Feroussi, Simon and Schuster, 2000.

Visual Strategies for Improving Communication, Linda A. Hodgdon.

World of the Autistic Child: Understanding and Treating Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Bryna Siegel, Oxford University Press, 1996.



Books Written for Children
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Andy and his Yellow Frisbee, Mary Thompson, Woodbine House, 1996.

Ian’s Walk, a Story about Autism, Laurie Lears, Albert Whitman & Co., 1998.

Joey and Sam, Illana Katz, Real Life Storybooks, 1993.

Kristy and the Secret of Susan (Baby Sitters Club), Ann Martin, Scholastic, 1990.

Russel is Extra Special, Charles Amenta, Magination Press, 1992.



Books Written by People With Autism

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Autism and Sensing – The Unlost Instinct, Donna Williams, Jessica Kingsley Publications.

Autism: An Inside-Out Approach, Donna Williams, Jessica Kingsley Publications, 1996.

Beyond the Wall: Personal Experience with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, StephenShore.

Emergence: Labeled Autistic, Temple Grandin, Arena Press, 1986.

Nobody Nowhere, Donna Williams, Times Books, 1992.

Somebody Somewhere, Donna Williams, Times Books, 1994.

Soon Will Come the Light, Thomas A. McKean, Future Education, Inc., 1994.

Thinking in Pictures, Temple Grandin.



Books Written About Siblings

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Brothers and Sisters: A Special Part of Exceptional Families (2nd ed.), Thomas Powell & Peggy A. Gallagher.

Brothers, Sisters, and Special Needs, D. J. Lobato.

Siblings of Children with Autism: A Guide for Families, Sandra J. Harris.

Sibshops: Workshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs, Donald Meyer & Patricia Vadesy



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