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    Anonymous

    Note: SFTAH transferred this from old data base when site was updated, thus date and name lost, all dates 2006 & 2007 changed during changeover to odd dates.Hi allI am looking into any and every approach to recovery from ASD, for my 4 year old son.  I recently found out about 'Handle', which has a programme that assesses the client, and then offers exercises and diet/lifestyle changes which aim to alleviate symptoms.  Their belief is that Autism can be corrected and that it is linked to imbalances in the nervous system.  Son-rise also have a remarkable recovery/improvement rate from what I can see, and they also believe that the child's senses are completely overwhelmed, causing shutdown in a lot of cases. What is becoming clear to me personally is that there is something about hypersensitivity to the senses, sometimes at a level we can't even think about.  For example noise being so loud or distorted, that the Autist makes his or her own noise, to be able to deal with it.  I am very excited about this idea, and wonder if anyone else has looked into it. My son can't eat anything other than bland food (?hypersensitive taste)doesn't like to be touched suddenly (skin sensitive), gets upset at certain types of loud noises, etc.  I would be really interested to hear if anyone else has thought about or heard about these programmes.  I have also read a bit about the connection with wheat and cassein intolerance, and recently spoke to someone who had taken all wheat and milk out of the diet, (not an easy task!) and the child'd symptoms completely disappeared.  Golly there is so much out there isn't there!!!Love Deejane

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    Anonymous

    Hi Deejane,

    I have recently heard some great things about the HANDLE approach and would encourage you to look in to it more (www.handle.org) I am actually going to begin training as a HANDLE practioner in July.

    I am also a Relationship Development Interventions Consultant (RDI(R)) this approach is about remediation of the core deficits of autism and definitely worth a look into my website is http://www.thinkautism.co.uk and RDI(R) main website is http://www.rdiconnect.com

    Hope this helps!

    Elisa Al Malah
    RDI(R) Program Consultant (in training)
    http://www.thinkautism.co.uk

    Elisa Al Malah
    RDI(R) Program Consultant (in training)
    London, UK
    http://www.thinkautism.co.uk

    #4944

    Anonymous

    Hi there is a great deal of evidence to support the g/f and c/f diet and to be honst when my son was on it I found it quite easy…tescos has a brilliant range…it made an enormous difference…we ahve gone one step furthe and he see’s a nutritionalist with http://www.archealthcare.com and she has him on an specific carbohydrtae diet…but it’s helping.
    We also do aba and theres loads of evidence to support that it’s in conjunctioon with v/b and we teach in a natural enviroment …if you google it you’ll find loads…also http://www.peach.org.uk very good siter for help and advice…good luck[:)]

    jenny miller

    #4945

    Anonymous

    Hi Again
    We have now started our son on the Handle programme, and it is amazing. It has confirmed our thoughts that his issues are due to hypersensitive nervous system. He has been given exercises, which we do as a form of play daily, and we get a lot of support too. He is already showing marked improvements, and our own awareness of too much noise, environments that are not suitable for him (too many people), dietary changes, and generally being very mindful of the world from his perspective have all made a difference to him. He makes more eye contact, is less repetitive, calmer, and we have only just started. I want to shout from the rooftops to you all to find out more about it, to become aware of the signals these children try to give us, trying to cope in a noisy busy world, that we don’t sometimes even notice. Diet & quiet routines, wonderful for frazzled mums too. I wish this was all mainstream, and reachable for us all. I will keep you updated as to how we get on.
    with love
    Deejane

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