From the bestselling writer of Disconnected Kids, a clear and compassionate explanation of the causes of the autism epidemic—and a scientifically based approach for prevention and remedy.
As he travels the country helping parents and children take care of neurological disorders, Dr. Robert Melillo is at all times asked one question: Why? Why are autism rates exploding? But an equally essential question at all times follows: What are we able to do about it as a society—and what can I do to assist my child?
In this candid, research-based, practical book, Dr. Melillo presents the recent scientific explanation for how we got here and proven, drug-free strategies that parents can employ to assist prevent, detect, and address the autism epidemic for themselves and their families.
With honesty and compassion, Dr. Melillo explains what the recent scientific research tells us about the role of genetic, environmental, and way of life factors, dispelling myths and replacing them with the facts. As well as, he presents early warning signs, a prevention plan for parents-to-be, and an intervention program for babies and young children.