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Autism: A Global Challenge; Humanity at its Best

Worldwide the parents of children are seeking answers.

Here are some resources. [Check back later, this page is being expanded.]

See also [some open in new window]: Laboratory Testing | Functional Medicine | Temple Grandin and Brain Heroes | HANDLE Approach to Neurodevelopmental Differences | FlexAware neurorehab and Fitness | Biological Dentistry | Autonomic Science | Dr. Nordenstrom & Microcircuits | AcuGraph | The Path to Cure | Dr. Klinghardt Resources | Vaccine Information | Family Constellations

See below: Genetic Support Testing | Beat Autism Now! book | Autism and Medical Heilkunst & Homeopathy audio presentation | Mercury dangers revealed in research


Michael Gruttadauria, D.C.
Offices in New York


NYC Future Docs

New center, Park Ave, NYC

Long Island Spectrum Center
Clinical Website

Beat Autism Now!

Autism risk factor: Aluminum and adjuvants in vaccines. Dr. Mary Megson.

Supporting: The HANDLE Approach to Neurodevelopmental Differences.

Initial home care exercises for parent and child.

Advanced consultations with HANDLE practitioners

collaborating with Dr. Wilson.



Aspiritech: Software Testing Harnessing the Power of Asperger's Syndrome & HFA.


Aspiritech is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide a path for high functioning individuals on the Autism Spectrum to realize their potential through gainful employment.

To this end we harness these individuals' unique abilities – attention to detail, precision, an affinity for repetitive tasks, outstanding technology skills – to provide competitively-priced software testing services.  We achieve this by providing our testers a combination of intensive training, structure, and support to mitigate potential workplace challenges.




Honoring the Parents: Some Supportive Internet Sites

Beat Autism Now!

Developmental Delay Resources

A parent on Mercury removal in child

Holistic parents' blog, new diagnosis

Autism Action Plan

ADD/ADHD: Dr. Myatt, N.D.

[to be expanded]


New Recommendation re vaccine injury:  "Take photos!" [see announcement]

I have recently created this separate page to focus on Autism and related conditions. There are several very important developments in both understanding the causes, and in treating the underlying reasons for the conditions. When I speak with parents I will refer them to this page so that they can begin exploring the information and the links to other sites for themselves. We are all working together to help save the children of the world from continued devastation. I am definitely hopeful that the many approaches now available are bringing us closer to a more effective set of options to help each individual child and family.

The Task:  Basically, I consider Autism to be a Neurotoxic event, based on types of assault (physical and mental).

If you study the information below you will see that the parents are not the ones doing the assaults. When I use the word "assault" I mean the impact of external toxins such as heavy metals, but also toxins secreted by Lyme, and various other chemical pollutants that act as neurotoxins. These lead to immune stress and inflammation. In addition, there are other things that act in a neurotoxic manner such as electromagnetic toxins and mind/brain toxins including "toxic relationships."

The Treatment:  Treatment is two-fold

Once the situation is seen as a task of recovery (and avoidance of repeated attack) then we stop looking for an entity that we label "Autism". Autism is a condition, a set of symptoms caused by underlying factors. To move ahead:

1. Halt and recover from neurotoxic assault. There are many helpful approaches to recovering from toxic damage and protecting from future neurotoxic events.

2. Restore autonomic self-regulation. This includes helping the child recover their own ability to "self-regulate" their autonomic nervous system and to regain their true personality. Regulation Therapy: A specialty at the NIHA center. Home care using the HANDLE Approach has made a huge difference for many children.

3. Establish a Nurturing, Protective Environment. This is the main message of specialists such as Dr. Porges and Dr. Eagleman,Dr. Temple Grandin, and Dr. Kristin Neff.

See: Autonomic Science | Personality types and homeopathy |

Site reporting "The SIDS Eradication" experience in Australia (Vitamin C helped)

Virtually all children today are at risk for being on the Autism Spectrum. It's just that many have "high Tolerance" and do not show the effects of the devastating shocks and traumas that cause some to break down earlier in life. See new DVD, "Tolerance Lost."

Dr. Ralph Wilson:

My observation after forty years in the healthcare field.

Update: Recent development of the Detoxi-Genomics profile and other Functional Medicine testing may give us the key to find out who is susceptible to major problems after toxic exposures.

More insights: For dedicated parents

Genetic Support Testing, with Functional Medicine

Recent advances now make it possible to test children (and adults) to tell which gene functions may need to be compensated for in order to guard against possible adverse reactions to medications including vaccination stress. This is because we now can test for Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP's) that alter the efficiency of the body's detoxification pathways. If a person's gene structure is one of several that have been identified as requiring support, then they can take precautions in advance to support their body's protection and defense against toxic stress.
Note: Having a SNP does not mean the person will have a problem, if they take precautions.

More: Functional Medicine
AcuGraph: Several practitioners are offering this functional testing. It aids in managing the child's autonomic nervous system. [more]

New Brain Science about stress and resilience -- Dr. Stephen Porges:
Interview introduction video by NICABM [more]

Envisioning a Bright Future

Autism Help book: from Developmental Delay Resources
[Click the picture to visit their site and order the book]

Dr. Doris Rapp [website]; author of Is this Your Child's World?   [on Amazon]

Walter Crinnion, N.D. and Environmental Toxicity: Protecting your self and rebuilding your health.
More on my clinical website: Environmental Toxicity

Walter Crinnion, N.D. at Metametrix

New E-BookBeat Autism Now!


From the Long Island Spectrum Center

From the father of an affected child,

Michael Gruttadauria, DC, board certified chiropractic neurologist.


Click on the picture to visit Beat Autism Now! site where you can order the book.

Webinar on Hope for children: [click picture or here].

              Love Creates Pioneers (in medicine)

Laboratory screening test can now avert tragic delay in
obtaining targeted nutritional supplementation
to change the course of "untreatable" conditions.

See article with link to NPR program
about heroic measures of loving parents whose
dedication helped their children because
they refused to accept an "obvious" diagnosis.

See on clinical site: Laboratory Testing | Functional Medicine

Autism Parent: J.B. Handley (His blog on Age of Autism site)
NBC interview -- Autism & Mercury Poisoning

Introducing Tracy Freeman, M.D. -- She is a mother who is dedicated to helping children with autism and related conditions. Dr. Freeman has recently begun seeing patients at NIHA in Washington DC.

Holistic Medical Physician

Practice Philosophy:
Dr. Freeman’s desire to help children with ASD and their families, coupled with her belief that parents and future parents are the true guiding force of their child’s health, have led her to develop a practice that empowers parents in their own well-being and that of their children.

Areas of Focus:
Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies, Holistic Pediatrics and Pre-Pregnancy
Preparation, and Women's Health

[more: her biography on NIHA internet site]


A message from Corinne Allen, Ph.D., the founder of the Advanced Learning & Development Institute [
link] -- Note: They are now offering an Intensive Autism/Brain Health program.

FYI: They include NES Infoceuticals in the long-term programs of their clients.

Note to Parents: Remember to take care of your own health.  This video is from Dana Gorman (, who appreciates Dr. Klinghardt's work. She includes links to his presentations and those of others at the Autism Summit5 at -- this link page.

 Autism/Strokes/Gulf War Syndrome and other puzzles...

DVD: "Tolerance Lost" [from]

I spoke at the IABC Congress honoring Dr. Nordenström. Stunning information was presented by many speakers.

Biophysics, clinical applications and future possibilities that have sprung from the discoveries of Björn Nordenström, M.D. 

Information shared included Zeta Potential and sobering discoveries about vaccinations and brain cell injury/death in Autism and more.

Dr. Andrew Moulden [click on large picture below, see his site & hear him];


Dr. Andrew Moulden, M.D., Ph.D.: A hero of humanity. He has used his brilliant mind to see connections that others could not. When you add Zeta Potential and other factors to his insights then many "health puzzles" become clear. In the end, this means that there is hope for humanity if we take heed and begin to make changes now. Visit his site and view intro to his new DVD: "Tolerance Lost" [click on large picture below] NOTE: Dr. Moulden told me that he has been denounced by the Canadian medical authorities and that attempts have been made to remove his information from the internet, or to hack his website and replace it with a look-alike. The links on this page may not be current by the time you read this. ADDENDUM: Recently we found this site some of Dr. Moulden's videos.

Note: The HANDLE Institute approach includes exercises that have restored vision coordination.

Tolerance Lost: A DVD

Dr. Moulden explains brain cell death from vaccines

To description of video of Dr. Nordenström and others describing his work;

IABC Membership / IABC Website / Dramatic excerpts from his book [click here]


The Path to Cure: The Whole Art of Healing

by Allyson McQuinn, DMH

Now a Doctor of Medical Heilkunst & homeopathy, Allyson McQuinn came through harrowing and uplifting experiences with behavioral problems in her child and severe health conditions herself. This is a story of triumph of one person, but also of an understanding of Natural Law that is offering humanity a deeper opportunity for healing than ever before recognized. It describes what true Disease is, how illness is generated, what is a Constitution, what are Miasms, the Journey, and "Facing the Shadow." She works with families that are touched by Autism/ASD. >> Book description and endorsement.

See also:  Craniosacral Therapy | Developmental Movement Therapy

Author's Internet Site  |  Autism Testimonials by Parents


Addition 2014: Dr. McQuinn, Author of The Path To Cure, has written a home first aid information page about Childhood Fevers:

"...Please help share this resource with others (at who may be interested in solving the root cause of their child’s illness or fever without causing an ounce of harm. I appreciate your help with this."-- Dr. McQuinn 

A growing number of homeopathic practitioners are applying the complete system of care that Dr. Samuel Hahnemann began to map out. The care of children becomes much more straightforward once their parents and doctor begin including referrals for the Heilkunst overview that guides the choices for which options for care are most supportive of the natural self-healing strengths of the child. >> Human Energy Anatomy (my description)

Factors to Consider:

Healthy Core Constitution: From an early age, even at birth, the child's basic personality begins to become apparent. This is a healthy part of the child and does not need to be treated to remove it. This "constitutional archetype" needs to be recognized and strengthened. The Law of Similars can be used to explain the choice of homeopathic remedy for this. >> Personality Types

Iatrogenic Disease: Every non-homeopathic medication that is given to the child leaves an imprint upon his or her inner cellular energy memory. This includes vaccinations. The shocks of these can be treated using the homeopathy/Heilkunst principles. The Law of Similars is applied here also.

Chronic Miasms: These act as if they were "computer viruses" that invade the "computer" of the human being. They always cause stress, usually mild and imperceptible until later times when the body's defenses may become weakened with age. Of note, the "Lyme Miasm" now seems to be a major factor in the symptoms of "Autism Spectrum Disorders" (see below *). The Law of Similars applies. >> More

Chthonic Disease: The "energy diseases" in this category lead to disturbance of a child's happiness and cause deep fear. The reactions can result in "hot stream" conditions of hyperactivity, or "cold stream" conditions of withdrawal. The Law of Similars applies. >> More

Supportive "Regimen": This includes everything other than homeopathic energy medicines. Food, sleep, hygiene, fresh air, sunshine, loving presence of parent and caregivers. Nutritional supplements are included here, especially the new use of a hyaluronic acid product for autism. This is applied using the Law of Opposites [supplying what is missing, and removing toxins, etc.].

Note: The effects of toxins such as Mercury from mother's amalgam dental fillings, or from ones placed into children (while Mercury fillings are still legal) can cause major health problems. Another source of stress is the compounds called "vaccines" which contain preservatives and sometimes still contain Mercury. Vaccines | Biological Dentistry/Mercury

* Lyme and Autism: The authors of this book began using the approach that I call "Integrative Homeopathy" with autistic children and pioneered the classification of the Chthonic Diseases. They then extended their clinical work and identified a Chronic Miasm labeled the Lyme Miasm (or the Borrelia Miasm).

The pervasive nature of Lyme and Autistic Spectrum Disorders leads me to recommend that all children be considered at risk for disturbance of brain health and behavior. For me, the ASD "spectrum" includes all children, and only the lucky ones do not show evidence of the many stresses and toxins that affect all children in our modern world.  >> More

Presentation by authors of: Autism the Journey Back
Healthcare Model--Medical Heilkunst, is described by founders of Dr. Rudi Verspoor and Dr. Patty Smith-Verspoor. Focus of this mp3 talk: Autism. However, they also give an excellent overview of Medical Heilkunst. Heilkunst encompasses all the therapies we offer at NIHA. Their books: Autism: The Journey Back, and  Open Minds: A New Perspective on Healing. Also see: The Path to Cure: The Whole Art of Healing

Book Cover - Autism and Heilkunst

Movement, Play

Activity is part of normal development and I can talk about this with parents. Some topics we can discuss include:

FlexAware(R): Mind-body exercises. I am a certified FlexAware teacher [overview on clinical site].

Movement and Orgone Therapy: The American College of Orgonomy carries on the work of Wilhelm Reich, M.D. He showed the importance of the environment around the child and the "armoring" that develops in response to shocks and traumas. >> A.C.O. on Raising Healthy Children

Doctors of Medical Heilkunst are skilled at assessing for what are called character analysis factors and helping guide the growth of healthy body awareness (this is good for adults too!).

Developmental Movement Therapy: Whether for treatment to improve brain/neurological health or for a reminder of how important it is for kids to play and be active, this tells us the importance of creeping, crawling, and coordination activities. my description of this

New video about threats to children's brains and personalities: [ Found on parent site: -- Citizens Commission on Human Rights: Watchdog Investigating & Exposing Psychiatric Human Rights Violations]


Mercury dangers for living organisms:

For those who are concerned about the effects of Mercury (which comprises 52% of Amalgam fillings, 14% is Silver), here are some peer-reviewed papers that bring grave concern about the use of Mercury ("thermerosal") as an antibacterial in vaccines and other products: [Placed online by health advocate Tim Bolen: -- citations below are on this page.]

Olczak M, et al.. Persistent behavioral impairments and alterations of brain dopamine system after early postnatal administration of thimerosal in rats. Behavioural Brain Research (2010), doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2011.04.026,

Hewitson L, et al. Delayed Acquisition of Neonatal Reflexes in Newborn Primates Receiving a Thimerosal-Containing Hepatitis B Vaccine: Influence of Gestational Age and Birth Weight. J. Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A 2010; 73: 1298-1313,

Dorea JG. Integrating Experimental (In Vitro and In Vivo) Neurotoxicity Studies of Low-Dose Thimerosal Relevant to Vaccines. Neurochem Res. 2011 Jun; 36(6): 927-38. [Epub 2011 Feb 25],

Olczak M, et al. Lasting Neuropathological Changes in Rat Brain After Intermittent Neonatal Administration of Thimerosal. Folia Neuropathologica 2010; 48(4): 258-269,

Geier DA, et al. Blood Mercury Levels in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Is There a Threshold Level? Acta Neurobiology Experimentalis (Warsaw) 2010; 70: 177-186,

Elsheshtawy E, et al. Study of Some Biomarkers in Hair of Children with Autism. Middle East Current Psychiatry 2011; 18: 6-10,

Kern JK, et al. A Biomarker of Mercury Body-Burden Correlated with Diagnostic Domain Specific Clinical Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Biometals 2010; 23: 1043-1051,

Majewska MD, et al. Age-Dependent Lower or Higher Levels of Hair Mercury in Autistic Children than in Health Controls. Acta Neurobiology Experimentalis (Warsaw) 2010; 70: 196-208,

Minami T, et al. Induction of Metallothionein in Mouse Cerebellum and Cerebrum with Low-Dose Thimerosal Injection. Cell Biology and Toxicology 2010; 26: 143-152,

Olczak M, et al. Neonatal Administration of Thimerosal Causes Persistent Changes in Mu Opioid Receptors in the Rat Brain. Neurochemical Research 2010; 35: 1840-1847,

Ratajczak H. Theoretical Aspects of Autism: Causes - A Review. J. Immunotoxicology 2011; 8: 68-79,

Hewitson L, et al. Influence of Pediatric Vaccines on Amygdala Growth and Opioid Ligand Binding in Rhesus Macaque Infants: A Pilot Study. Acta Neurobiology Experimentalis (Warsaw) 2010; 70: 147-164,

Lakshmi Priya MD, et al. Level of Trace Elements (Copper, Zinc, Magnesium and Selenium) and Toxic Elements (Lead and Mercury) in the Hair and Nail of Children with Autism. Biological Trace Element Research 2010 Jul 13 [Epub ahead of print], and

Wyrembek P, et al, "Intermingled Modulatory Neurotoxic Effects of Thimerosal and Mercuric Ions on Electrophysiological Responses to GABA and NMDA in Hippocampal Neurons" Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 2010; 61: 753-758

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