September 23, 2010 — Autism is one of the greatest pediatric healthcare concerns of our time. Once a rare disorder, the prevalence of autism has epidemic proportions in our country.
Hope for Autism offers specialized training for chiropractors and other licensed healthcare professionals, in a BioNutritional approach for the care and treatment of patients who suffer from a variety of illnesses, including autism, ADHD, asthma, allergies, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal disorders, and Alzheimer’s.
After completing the Hope for Autism BioNutritional Care Training Conference and passing the proficiency examination, a Certificate of Proficiency is awarded. HFA chiropractors have an opportunity to be placed on the HFA online referral directory. CE credits are also available for chiropractors licensed in a number of states.
The next Hope for Autism BioNutritional Care Training Conference will take place Nov. 5-7, 2010 at the Hilton Garden Inn Airport Hotel in Charleston, S.C. This three day, intense educational program will show you how to implement BioNutritional Care into your Subluxation-based practice.
We will features experts in the fields of clinical research and testing, immunology, chiropractic and neurology. Topics covered include nutritional deficiencies, intestinal dysbiosis, digestive disorders, metabolic imbalances, allergies, vaccines, environmental toxins, infectious conditions, biological testing, nutritional therapies, dietary interventions, practical application, care for preconception, BioNutritional care for Lyme disease, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, and treatment for heavy metal toxicity.
A study released in December 2009 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that autism prevalence has increased from the 1994 rate of one in 150 to one in 110 for children born in 1998. This is a staggering 57 percent increase in just four years. More children are diagnosed with autism than cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined.
In 2009, a survey of thousands of primary care physicians was published in the journal Pediatrics. The doctors were questioned about their ability to care for those with autism. The results were a lack of self-perceived competency and a desire for more education. It is a devastating fact to the millions of American families touched by autism that our greatest need in healthcare is also our weakest area of expertise.
The American Chiropractic Autism Board (ACAB) advocates that autism has been gravely misunderstood and labeled as a genetic neurological disorder. Instead, it is a neurobiological disorder caused by underlying physiological factors influenced by environmental triggers that contribute to the symptoms seen in autism. With appropriate treatment, those suffering with autism can lead healthy productive lives and some even completely recover.
“Chiropractors are the perfect healthcare provider to lead in giving hope to the families of America. I believe the chiropractic profession will change the world of autism,” said Dr. Renee Tocco, founder of the ACAB.
To register for the Hope for Autism BioNutritional Care Training Conference, or for additional information about the role of the chiropractor in autism recovery contact Hope for Autism at 866.208.0207 or visit www.hopeforautism.us.
Source: American Chiropractic Autism Board, www.hopeforautism.us