We ask that all of our patients join autism360.org. a database, developed by Dr. Sydney Baker, where parents of children on the autism spectrum can anonymously enter information regarding their children’s symptoms and obtain information from other parents regarding interventions that have and have not worked. This is not only a valuable tool, but it is also is helping to guide research with regards to the causes of autism.
TACA, or Talk About Curing Autism Now is an extremely valuable resource for everything related to the autism spectrum. Their website offers copious amounts of information regarding diets, interventions and navigating the school system. Upon joining, every new member receives a Journey Guide. While Oregon does not have a local chapter, Washington and Hawaii have very active chapters. Local chapters offer monthly meetings, lots of support including parent mentors. Check our their frequently asked questions in the Family Resources Section.
Many helpful free webinars can be found at the Autism Research Institute’s www.autism.com. Wellness Mama offers many recipes for food and non-toxic alternatives to home cleaning and personal products.
Resources for Diet
There are many resources for diet. Our favorites are: Nouishing Hope, by Julie Matthews, Eat It and Beat It, by Jane Casey Special Diets for Special Kids by Lisa Lewis and Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall. The internet is a vast resource for recipes for all of the diets we prescribe. Some sites we use are pecanbread.org, thespunkeycoconut.com , gapsdiet.com and scdrecipe.com. Dana Laake, RDH, MS, LDN, put this list of websites with information on diets which may be helpful to your child.
For the list of the “dirty dozen” (the 12 worst non-organic fruits and vegetables) to avoid, go to www.foodnews.org.
Other resources include:
Autism Research Institute which hosts the biannual Defeat Autism Now! conferences.
The Feingold Diet for information regarding phenol sensitivities.
In Poland: New Hope Foundation of Poland
For more information regarding the hidden harmful chemicals in cosmetics, please go to The Environmental Working Group’s webpage. We also recommend Alima Cosmetics as a safe alternative to conventional cosmetics.
If you suspect your home or your child’s toys are contaminated with lead, you can buys test kits from www.leadcheck.com or at your local hardward store.
Dear families and people with autism in the Portland metro area,
There is a crying need for autistic people to find a niche, a place in society, which is secure and meaningful. I have recently learned about Nonpareil Institute, and am excited to tell you a bit more about their function and mission. Nonpareil offers a training and employment niche for people with autism to exercise their skills, intelligence, memories to do something productive and rewarding. By focusing on areas where people with autism often excel, they are able to offer hope of sustainable employment and engagement with others. Please investigate their website and explore their offerings.
John A Green III MD