Dr. Michael J. Goldberg is considered a "lone wolf" in the medical community for his findings related to the ever-increasing number of children being diagnosed as autistic. In this video, Dr. Goldberg talks about why Autism cannot be genetic, psychological or developmental, but a symptom of a treatable neurological disease from various stressors, including viral and fungal infection. Specifically, he purports that these symptoms are caused by a dysfunction in the neuro-immune system and often by secondary neurotropic viruses (potential Central Nervous System herpes viruses and their family of viruses) that are impacting the neuro-immune system, brain and digestive system. Illnesses such as Autism, ADD/ADHD and chronic fatigue syndrome are explained as all having different "labels," but actually being variations on the same thing: neuro-immune dysfunction syndromes (NIDS) that are treatable.
For more information about Dr. Goldberg and his work, visit this website.
The Powerful Effect of Respectful Parenting for Children With Special Needs (Case Studies from Sandra Hallman)
The following blog was a guest post I had the honor of writing on www.janetlansbury.com.
I’m often asked by parents of children with special needs whether respectful care practices, which are based on trust in our children as competent whole people at birth, can possibly work for them. And if so, how? Based on the feedback I have received from parents and professionals in the field, the answer is a resounding “yes!” But since my own work with families has not included many of these children, I don’t have experiences and details to share firsthand. Enter Sandra Hallman, a child development specialist and early intervention therapist who recently contacted me by email.