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‘Medical Home’ Important for Autism Treatment and Family Support

Having one comprehensive “medical home” is crucial for families of children with special medical needs. That’s the conclusion of a new report in the journal Pediatrics. It’s also the philosophy at the heart of Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, says ATN medical director Dan Coury, MD. Read more on our science news page

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  1. Sarah
    September 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    As a parent, I love the idea of having a medical home that I could take my son to for all his medical needs. Rather than going from doctor to doctor, I would to like a team of doctors and specialists specifically trained in providing medical treatment for children with autism from testing for GI disturbances, immune dysfunction, hormone imbalances, inflammation, genetic screening, allergies etc. to providing medical treatment and nutritional counseling. It would be great if that medical home for families could provide support/ counseling services for the parents and caregivers as well who are often very stressed out.

  2. Sharon Baker
    September 28, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    could sure use that..dont’ know of any around us here

  3. Sarah
    September 29, 2011 at 7:25 am

    What we need is MORE ATNs! But, the problem is… many influential psychiatrists are only interested in pharmacological interventions, genetic research and not body interventions. I don’t think there is a snowball’s chance in you know where that our head psychiatrist egomaniac would ever want to truly acknowledge autoimmune, gastro or mitochondrial issues or advocate that they are addressed.

  4. Sarah
    September 29, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I agree. When a child is dxed with autism, a parent is more likley to be directed to a behaviorist, a developmental ped or a psychologist than a neuro-immunologist, an allergy specialist, a mitochondrial specialist or a gastroenterologist. The paradigm on autism has shifted. Autism is primarily a medical condition. It’s time for a attitude change among health professionals on the treatment of autism. Autistic behaviors are a symptoms of an underlying dysfunction. Our kids need medical help.

  5. October 1, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    When our forefathers required Initial Help, they didn\\\’t possess a handy small box crammed with all sorts of over-the-counter medicines for just about anyToday, we\\\’re so used to popping into the nearest pharmacy and finding what we require conveniently affreux out on the shelf that the majority of us have forgotten the remedies utilized by our grandmothers, and their moms and grandmothers before them. You might scoff at these treatments and dismiss them as aged wives tales, and in a few circumstances, you may be right. But don\\\’t be too quick to dismiss them. You will find \\\’old-fashioned remedies\\\’ out there which most of us can find on our pantry shelves, and which truly workBelieve it or not, 1 with the most well-liked and trusted home remedies may be the potato. From my own encounter, I can tell you that potato remedies actually perform. My son is extremely prone to insect bites. When he was bitten by something (we think it absolutely was a spider) like a small kid, the bite swelled up and grew to become extremely inflamed. Around the assistance of his grandmother, I place a potato poultice within the bite, left it overnight (not straightforward to accomplish with a tiny boy!) and in the early morning the inflammation had gone down, as well as the bite was just aHow does it function? Anyone who cooks can tell you that potatoes have really effective absorbing qualities. So, does not it make sense that they could be useful in any problem that needs the drawing out of harmful toxins or other unwanted substances?

  6. February 16, 2012 at 10:09 am

    i would love the to have a medical home available to all families here in the UK

  7. February 16, 2012 at 10:11 am

    its an excellent idea of having a medical home & i think this should be rolled out all over the world by governments. it will help alot of families.

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