Each person with autism has a different mix of symptoms, and a different path to health. If there’s anything obvious from interacting with us, it’s that ‘One True Way’ or ‘One Single Cause’ theories don’t hold water. What does hold water?
The outdated model says that, “Autism is an incurable neurological disorder with associated chronic health problems; behavioural improvements are only possible with intensive and demanding rote training.”
The biomedical model of autism indicates that Autism is a complex disorder with some identified underlying health causes. When impaired detoxification, gut dysbiosis, and immune overwhelm are medically treated, some autistics see gains in health, function, and quality of life. But many autistics don’t see the same results, so there are some yet-to-be identified underlying health causes.
The emerging model of autism shows that, “Chronic health imbalances of five different types create the (mostly) reversible drops in mental, physical, and emotional capacity shown by people with autistic spectrum disorders; autistics can recover to the extent that their particular blend of these underlying health issues can be repaired.”
This new model of autism (which I put into ordinary English) is based on three things:
Welcome to Thrive With Autism. Thank you for caring about someone with an ASD (autistic spectrum disorder).