INTRODUCTION

A Mother’s Story

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD): a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by varying degrees of social, communication, and behavioral difficulties. It may be associated with varying degrees of gastrointestinal, immunological, and neurological dysfunction, as well as chronic inflammation and oxidative stress, disordered methylation chemistry, detoxification impairments, and nutritional deficiencies. Many consider autism to be a neurological difference as a result of normal variation in the human genome, and not a disorder to be treated or cured.

My marriage hasn’t been typical from the start—come on, a chiropractor and a medical doctor? My husband thought he was hilarious when he would ask, “At what point in the ...

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