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Autism Coach is one of the oldest and most trusted autism information and products sites on the internet, helping children, teens and adults within the autism spectrum reach their maximum potential and maintain the highest quality of life since 2000.  We are a gluten and casein free website, offering hypoallergenic supplements, food products, personal care items ideally suited for sensitive individuals. 
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Our articles include news important for your health and well-being, scientific research, practical advice, and inspirational stories!  
 
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Why is it that one identical twin has autism and the other does not?  Recent research conducted on identical twins is revealing that it may have to do with switching on of genes through methylation, the attachment or detachment of a methyl group (a carbon atom plus three hydrogen atoms) to a gene. According to researchers, they are finding the autistic or more severely impaired autistic twin to have more genes switched off.  Environmental factors such as man-made chemicals and pesticides that act as endocrine system disruptors are likely to play a part in switching genes on and off. More
 
One in 68 children in the United States have now been identified with an autism spectrum disorder, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention numbers.  More
 
 
 
October 1, 2014.  What you don't know can hurt you. Many prescription and over-the-counter drugs deplete you of vital nutrients, causing low energy,  congestive heart failure, depression, automimmune disorders, memory loss, and increased risk of heart attack.
 
If you have to take medications, you can protect yourself by supplementing with the nutrients that the drugs deplete.
 
We offer a convenient table to search for common drugs, the nutrients they deplete, and side-effects.  More
 

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 October 1, 2014.  Supplementaiton with amino acids is being found to benefit individuals within the autism spectrum.    Amino acids are the building blocks of our body's proteins and also play a role in metabolic processes throughout the body.  Some play a critical role in energy production, others in the methylation cycle, and some as calming neurotransmitters.  Individuals within the autism spectrum often an imbalance of amino acids.  Our article provides a survey of amino acids; those of benefit; and which are best to avoid.  More
 
 
October 1, 2014. Everyone in the autism community should read this story and watch the video of the presentation made by this remarkable young man.  He can tell you more about how to raise a child on the spectrum than most experts.  The approach to raising him that he describes was very similar to the approach I used raising my son who has turned into something of a genius in music.  More
 
 
October 1, 2014. One man's epidemic is another man's (make that drug company's) opportunty to make big bucks and boost stock prices.  Read about the world's trending horrific health scare. Was it a planned epidemic/vaccine product roll-out combined into one?  We provide some basic information and altenrative health links. 
 
Could the vaccine companies and their government allies have started an ebola epidemic to obfuscate recent massive scandals including the bribery of phsyicians throughout the U.S., bribery of Chinese officials, and recent information that has come to light revealing a massive cover-up of data generated by the vaccine companies themselves that vaccines cause autism?  Is it a coincidence that the U.S.obtained a patent on the Ebola virus in 2010, which may be a genetically engineered bioweapon? More
 
 
October 1, 2014. There is much speculation and controversary on why the incidence of autism has increased from 1 in 10,000 in the 1970's to 1 in 68 today.  Research is indicating there may be multiple contributing factors.  More
 
 
October 1, 2014. The debate on whether or not vaccines cause autism has taken a surprising turn as key information about vaccine safety that was censored and hidden from the public was revealed through a Freedom of Informaiton Act request filed in the UK, releasing documents outlining the details for the approval of the MMR vaccin in the UK in the 1980's.  More
 
 
 
October 1, 2014. A growing body of research is indicating that neurotransmitter levels are imbalanced in individuals within the autism spectrum, typically with excessive levels of excitatory neurotransmitters, and low levels of calming neurotransmitters.  Implementing strategies to increase levels of calming neurotransmitters and reducing levels of excitatory neurotransmitters been shown in experimental animals to reduce symptoms of autism.  More
 
 
October 1, 2014. A growing body of research indicates that it is natural forms of folate, not the artificially created folic acid, that when taken in pregnancy helps to prevent birth defects and supports normal neurological developement.  More
 
October 1, 2014. Next time you shop at the Whole Foods corporate natural food chain, in the natural foods isle of your grocery store, or in your locally owned health food store, you might want to know which brands are owned by the same large corporations that are primarily responsible for the degradation in quality of foods, harmful chemicals, artificial additives and drugs that often deplete nutrients and have dangerous side-effects.  This takeover of the natural foods industry came about because of big business and our elected officials colluded to hand the health food industry over to corporations.  These corporations are now undermining the quality of natural foods and supplements, they have also infiltrated and are undermining the natural products organizations designed to keep the quality of natural foods high and standards by which they are allowed to be labelled as natural high.  More
 
 
March 23, 2014. A ground breaking investigative piece of journalism reveals that many of  the plastics replacing the banned Bisphenol-A (BPA) are as disruptive or more disruptive of the endocrine system than BPA itself. This includes a plastic widely used to replace BPA and much touted for safety, Tritan.  On top of this, this information is being covered up. More

For an overview of endocrine system disruptors, how they impact your health and the health of your family, a list of them and what you can do to  minimize their impact, please click here.
 
 
 
Feb 28, 2014.  New diagnosis guidelines for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) issued by the  American Psychiatric Association (APA) may reduce by almost one third  the total number of people being diagnosed, leaving  thousands of developmentally delayed children each year without the ASD  diagnosis they need to qualify for social services, medical benefits and educational support. More