Take Autism Out of DSM

February 3, 2012

Psychiatrists want to change the definition of autism as described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). The DSM is a psychiatric coding book. It lists disorders that are thought to be psychiatric in nature. When autism was first defined it was called “Cold Mother Syndrome” and thought to be psychiatric in origin. Seventy years…

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Survey: Most Parents Are Wary of Vaccines

December 23, 2011

Family Practice News 7/2011: According to this study, more than 75% of parents are concerned about the safety of childhood vaccines. Only 23% had no concerns. I would not be surprised if the greatest concern was about the connection if vaccines and autism. While the government and the drug companies continue to say that vaccines are…

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The Block Center Clarity Chair In The News

October 5, 2011

Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 By Jan Jarvis Photos” Star-Telegram/Joyce Marshall Integrated Therapies Helps Some Autistic Kids… For Most of his life, 16-year-old Paul Bauer has spoken only gibberish and an occasional repetitive phrase. Connie Bauer sensed that her son wanted to say more, but she didn’t know how to help him find the words locked…

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New Program Helps Sixteen-Year-Old Autistic Boy Talk

September 2, 2010

Connie Bauer has been trying many different therapies to help her 16-year-old son, Paul, since he was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. Her child still could not communicate or function properly in the world until he completed a 10-hour accelerated sensory integration program at The Block Center in Hurst, Texas. Before that he only seemed to…

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