• The Vaccine-Autism Connection (35 videos)
Although a vaccine-autism connection has been dismissed repeatedly in the current media, scientific studies that are based on (clinical) biological processes show a significant link.
• Heavy Metal Toxicity in Autism (22 videos)
Contributing to the greatest number of RECOVERED autistic children (when coupled with good nutrition), Metal detoxification appears to be a major piece of the puzzle for autism. Also discussed are complications related to mercury toxicity, such as impaired methylation and oxidative stress, etc.
• Treating Gastrointestinal Problems (18 videos)
It is important for those close to autistic individuals to be educated on what to look for, and that testing for gastrointestinal problems might make a difference for that person’s daily comfort.
• Dentistry (Pediatric) in Autism (3 videos)
Interviews discussing the challenges and issues inherent with the dental care of autistic children.
• Dietary & Nutritional Interventions (35 videos)
One of the most inexpensive ways to find out if certain foods are being malabsorbed in the gut or otherwise irritating the system, is by eliminating offensive foods from the diet. Also, Good nutrition will help any human to fight viruses and bacteria, and repair damage done by the environment. This is no exception for autistic people.
• The Immune System & Autism (3 videos)
The majority of autistic children tested have skewed immune responses. From autoimmunity to brain protein to chronic IgA deficiencies, these children do not react to viruses, toxins or even foods as a regular functioning person would.
• Neurology & Autism (13 videos)
"In recent decades, autism has been modeled as a brain-based, strongly genetic disorder. But a series of emerging findings and hypotheses support a broader model of the condition as genetically influenced and systemic."..."The heterogeneous biologies underlying autism may conceivably converge onto the autism profile via multiple mechanisms that all somehow perturb brain connectivity." Martha Herbert, M.D. Ph.D.
• Possible Steps to Prevent Autism (8 videos)
Since optimal health equips a body with the means to take care of itself, we are not absolutely powerless to protect our children and future children.
• Scientific Studies in Autism (10 videos)
Research explaining the internal medical issues that accompany autism, are not in the hands of most primary care physicians who work with the children. We hope to bring this information to medical professionals and parents, and encourage more research in this area. We also hope this can direct medical professionals to understand test results already taken, or help these professionals chose tests that might shed light on medical issues of a particular child with autism symptoms. Included with these video presentations are links to download the published papers written on the featured studies.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy & Mild Hyperbarics (15 videos)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) refers to intermittent treatment of the entire body with 100-percent oxygen at greater than normal atmospheric pressures. Mild Hyperbarics (mHBOT) uses increased air pressure (instead of pure oxygen) to deliver additional oxygen to the bloodstream and tissues. Hyperbaric therapy is increasingly being used to realize benefits in children with Autism spectrum disorders because of its ability to deliver greater oxygen to the brain and vital organs and stimulate tissue regeneration. With autistics, hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment has been known to improve verbal communication, direct eye contact, reasoning ability, motor skills, balance, attention, and reduce aggressive behavior.
• Evidence of Harm (28 videos)
Author David Kirby's new book, "Evidence of Harm, Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy" "explores the heated controversy over what many parents, physicians, public officials and educators have called an "epidemic" of afflicted children" and the chilling possibility that the vaccine preservative known as "thimerosal," containing nearly 50% organic mercury, may be a key causative factor in Autism Spectrum Disorders. This video gallery will feature interviews with key figures mentioned in the book, as well as with its author, David Kirby. Mr. Kirby's keynote speech from the 2005 Autism One conference in Chicago is also featured.
• The Politics of Autism (46 videos)
Find out tidbits about how families facing autism have been recognized as a threat to Homeland Security, where the vaccine compensation program currently stands with regard to autism and how the CDC conceals its vaccine safety data by blocking access to its VSD database to shield it from independent researchers.
• Educational & Sensory Issues in Autism (28 videos)
This gallery will feature interviews involving educational issues of concern to parents who are struggling to provide the best quality education for their children with autism, as well as the sensory issues that often play a role in disrupting the best of educational plans.
Individual Education Plans can be a stressful time for parents trying to understand their rights, while obtaining an adequate educational program for their child’s special needs. Having legal information and experience from experts will help parents to better understand the process. Areas such as understanding your rights, negotiation, functional behavioral assessments, due process hearings and mediation will be addressed.
Sensory Integration Dysfunction is also a key educational component that is often overlooked or understated. Understanding how sensory issues play a vital role in behavior, attention, mood modulation, and self regulation can often be determining factors in a successful educational plan. Addressing sensory needs provides an opportunity for many children with disruptive behavior issues to function successfully in a mainstreamed setting. This is an area you don’t want to miss!
• Emergency First Responder Training in Autism (3 videos)
Research indicates that persons with autism and other developmental disabilities are approximately seven times more likely to come in contact with law enforcement professionals than a member of the general population. Law enforcement professionals will have field interactions with children and adults with autism, their parents and care providers. Autism Recognition, Response and Risk Management training sessions are designed help officers make these interactions safer, less stressful and more informed.
• Parents' Stories (23 videos)
Each story is unique, but all show the hope of the great lives and and even highly functional lives that our kids can obtain, when we believe in them and never give up.
• Special Features & Lectures (10 videos)
On occasion, FAIR's camera(s) go on location to film valuable seminars and lectures of concern to the Autism community.
• Autism in the News (22 videos)
This gallery will feature news clips from major or local network television, as they pertain to Autism spectrum disorders and related medical issues. Contact us if you would like to contribute clips to this gallery.
• Special Events in Autism (19 videos)
This gallery will feature video clips from special events within the Autism community. Contact us if you would like to contribute clips to this gallery.
• Wandering Prevention in Autism (1 video)
FAIR Autism Media is gravely concerned about the safety issues surrounding wandering (elopement) in the autism community, and the many tragedies that have occurred where autistic children have died due to drownings, exposure to the elements or accidents and abduction. This video gallery will grow as we collect interviews and resources to help spread awareness of the problem and the countermeasures that parents, caregivers and communities can enact to prevent elopement and tragedy..
Special thanks go to Autism One, the Autism Research Institute and the Autism Society of America, the National Autism Association and Generation Rescue for their gracious hospitality and assistance in making these interviews possible. New videos are added several times a year (as we attend more Autism conferences, etc.) so be sure to check the site again in the near future for additional content!
Are there topics we haven't covered that you'd like to see? Please give us feedback on our contact page!
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