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Anesthesia and Autism

Anesthesia and Autism

Parent advocate Alyssa Davi explains the risks of anesthesia and autism in this article. The purpose of this article is to highlight the medical issues surrounding anesthesia and autism so parents are better informed prior to their child having a procedure that...

The History of Epidemic Answers

The History of Epidemic Answers

Epidemic Answers was originally incorporated in CT in 2009 as “Parents Ending America’s Childhood Epidemic." Our website was launched at that time with the goal of educating parents about the "new childhood epidemics" and the many healing options available. Our...

Mindfulness in Autism

Mindfulness in Autism

Why is mindfulness in autism the most important thing you can do for your child? The autism journey is not for the faint of heart. If you are like me, you were thrust on this journey, kicking and screaming, and perhaps even angry at the Universe or the Man upstairs....

Phthalates in Personal-Care Products

Phthalates in Personal-Care Products

Patricia S. Lemer, MEd, NCC fills us in about the dangers of phthalates, another family of toxic chemicals, in this blog post. Phthalates (pronounced THAY-lates) are plasticizers used to add texture and luster to hair spray, deodorant, nail polish, lipstick, perfumes...