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Hope for the autism spectrum : a mother and son journey of insight and biomedical intervention / Sally Kirk ; foreword by Elizabeth Mumper ; graphics design by Allan Kirchhoff.

  • Kirk, Sally
  • Books

About this work


When Sally Kirk's son, Will, was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), she did everything she could to understand his condition and to find ways of improving his quality of life. Here she shares the story of her journey with Will and how her discovery of biomedical interventions significantly improved his behavior and changed their lives for the better. Based on personal experience and extensive research, the book shows how important it is to understand both the child's mind and body, and explores how, when underlying physical problems are treated, brain function and troublesome behaviors often improve. It describes in depth the most common physical problems for those on the autism spectrum and the variety of treatments available such as minimizing exposure to heavy metals and toxins, alterations in diet, and use of vaccinations.


London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010.

Physical description

431 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


Originally published in 2008.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-414) and indexes.


  • English

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  • 9781849058247
  • 1849058245