We offer natural approaches – an Un-Prescription™ – to support health and independent living for children and adults on the Autism Spectrum. Autism itself isn’t treatable or curable – We support health and balance for underlying medical problems that often cause difficult behavior and aggression, sleep problems, constipation, delayed language, poor social skills or “being in their own world”. So don’t worry about labels, we are more focused on helping your son or daughter feel better and function better, than putting a label on them!
On your initial visit, we’ll spend up to 2 hours with you and your child going over our extensive questionnaire. This questionnaire helps us identify different underlying medical conditions and impaired areas of behavior , language and function that may respond to support. We may do a physical exam and order lab tests as well.
I do not need for your child to already have a diagnosis, and he or she does not already have to be on any special diets or therapies before you come. Some families are anxious for a diagnosis that will help them understand their child’s behaviors or problems, and many are just as anxious to avoid a diagnosis or label. The good news is that we do not need to “label” your child for him to receive help at our center!
The American Academy of Pediatrics has published a guide for pediatricians called “Management of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”. It acknowledges that up to 83% of the children with autism may have an inflamed, painful gut condition. Experts at Harvard Medical School also acknowledge this painful condition and feel it is responsible for much of the night awakenings, constipation and difficult behaviors of autism.
Children with autism often have foul-smelling gas and bowel movements. These gut problems are the cause of dramatic constipation, diarrhea, very poor sleep patterns, irritability and “bad” behavior. They can make the child foggy and make language difficult.
At our center, we target the source of the pain with a program to support gut healing and optimal gastrointestinal balance. The constipation and difficult behaviors may lessen or be eliminated. And when the children begin to sleep through the night, the whole family feels better!
Children with autism may also have problems with chronic inflammation and oxidative stress, impaired methylation cycles, poor ability to detoxify their bodies, dysfunction of the immune system, and poor nutritional status. All of this affects their health, self control, language and communication, as well as attention and concentration. At our center, we try to support these issues with a step by step treatment plan.
Dr. Lintala donates her time and does not draw a salary, which makes it possible to offer reduced fees. New patient visits are $175 and must be prepaid in advance. Follow-up visits are $85. Many supplements are discounted.
The Autism Angel Fund was created to help pay for office visits, supplements and lab tests at our center for children and adults with autism. Families who want to apply must fill out an application which requires proof of income, public assistance, expenses and assets.