Meet your instructors: Daniel G. Amen, MD and Jerry Kartzinel, MD. In your first lesson, these experts lay the foundation and principles for the rest of the course.
Learn about Autism’s history, the symptoms of ASD, potential co-morbidity issues, and subtyping Autism with SPECT imaging.
Nutrition and Lab Testing
Gain an understanding on what an elimination diet is and how to implement that in your loved ones’ life. You will also take away key lab panels that we suggest you have run and their importance as it relates to Autism.
Infections and Genetics
In this lesson, Dr. Amen and Dr. Kartzinel discuss how infections such as PANDAS, Lyme Disease, mold exposure, etc. can impact the quality of life of a person with ASD. They also discuss genetic testing and how to understand the results.
The Gut-Brain Connection
The gut in some ways is considered to be your second brain. Learn how your gut plays a direct roll on how good or bad your brain functions.
Is your loved one in a chronic state of fight or flight? Aggression and anxiety are common characteristics of children with ASD and we give you guidance on how to manage and understand hormone imbalances and how to mitigate these characteristics.
In this lesson, we teach you why supplements are an integral part of managing ASD and how they may help with raising your blood sugar, serotonin, increase focus, speech, sleep, and help with anxiety.
Medications and Autism
Understand the pros and cons on specific medications to help manage sleep, mood, attention and medications for self-injurious behaviors.
Managing Behavior in Autism and Transitioning to Adulthood
Dr. Amen and Dr. Kartzinel review how to manage difficult behavior and how to transition your kids with ASD to adulthood.
Caring for yourself first is critical to providing the best care to your loved one with ASD. Learn easy self-care techniques you can practice to reduce stress.
Dr. Amen and Dr. Kartzinel answer your most frequently asked questions regarding ASD and how it may have developed, misdiagnosis, diet and nutrition, MCT oil and various behavior and physical characteristics associated with ASD.