Don’t have a child with Autism?
You still pay.
Autism  
So many of us say that autism is not our problem. We don’t have a child with autism, don’t understand what autism is, and clearly don’t see it on a daily basis. Sure, there may be somebody’s child we know about— maybe a cousin or co-worker who once mentioned it—but really, other than seeing those puzzle-piece bumper stickers on family vans on the road, who can say they know much more than that about autism? For the parents of children with autism, this is a reality they must accept that explains other people’s callousness to their plight. Others don’t stay up all night hearing the incessant screams of their 2, 3 or 4+ year old, unable to be comforted by anything and needing to be kept locked shut (for their safety) for the night.
As horrible as this may sound to those of us unfamiliar with the dark side of the realities of autism, this is a nightmare many parents of children on the autism spectrum suffer, for years. While your compassion for these parents may come with well wishes and thoughts, what is needed here is action—concrete action.


The cost of Autism
Autism affects us all. Yes, ALL. From the parent dealing with horrendous, uncontrollable behaviors to the bachelor-professional making a living, building a future. How so? One word—TAXES. Yes, autism is a seriously expensive disorder. Everyone pays to “keep” a child on the spectrum “maintained” with approved therapies for these disabled children through state and school services district by district.

What most taxpayers don’t realize is that these approved therapies, as they stand alone, are
NOT working. About $65,000- 150,000 annually are spent on the maintenance of children on the spectrum, mainly through school programs and medical services available state by state. This includes special education aides, special equipment (laptops), and behavior therapies that are allowed for a short period of time—time enough to say, “Ok, we tried something with this kid.” Sadly, these therapies are not working. Because the groundwork of healing the underlying physical
ailments of autism is not being done in conjunction with these therapies, lasting, true progress is not being seen. Funds are being lost on approaches that are failing this population of children, which we do need to help.


This PROACTIVE project is going on NOW
 
  It is the Reese Family Project. See the results. Medications have been stopped and deemed unnecessary due to resolution of health problems. Taxpayers have been footing large sums yearly for costly medications; and, if not for this new approach, would have been chronically costing taxpayers increasing sums with increasing time. Outstanding behavioral progress has been gained in record time—the kind of progress many
In five years, tax payers will spend almost $350,000 per child and see little or no change in this child. If alternative biomedical treatments are administered instead, less than $50,000 per child will be spent, and the child will see major improvements  
children with autism are unable to reach due to the underlying biomedical issues that are never addressed with the old mode of ‘maintaining’ autistic children. Milestones are being met. Now, the family is seeing ‘typical’ behaviors that all parents wait for, but which sadly, for most with autism are out of the realm of possibility. Notably, those now resolved ‘outward symptoms’ would have continued to cost money for special caregiver services to deal with the disruptive behaviors.

The improvements have touched every aspect of this family’s life. At the outset of the project, this family was at risk for a marital breakup—the couple’s relationship was strained due to the quality of life problems brought on by their affected child. Mom was depressed and needing medication. Dad was feeling helpless to find a solution for his son. Today, this family is united as they continue to see daily progress in their child. Mom is optimistic and amazed with the transformation in her son. Dad is feeling like what he is contributing in hard work and time with his son is working for his family. AMAZING.
 
Autism is treatable
It is not a static, hopeless condition, as parents, teachers, citizens and yes, even physicians, are led to believe. The healthcare system would have us believe that nothing else can be done, and then rules are set in stone on what is “covered” and not covered by insurance due to ignorance of the facts. There is a real lack of information and passing over of hard-hitting data that can be readily available to us all.

Before Biomedical Intervention   Nine Treatment Months Later
 

The evidence documented here with the Reese Family and their son Julius (“Juju”) hits home. The ‘before’ and ‘after’ films highlight where this child has been—one year ago: crying and screaming as his primary form of communication; to now: speaking, requesting, responding to spoken language with language. It’s amazing what healing a child from the inside first can do to the way the child is then able to learn appropriate behaviors.

Can you imagine yourself with a massive stomach ache or headache or any seemingly unending pain trying to read, speak or even walk? This is the life of children with autism. Yet, by the traditional way of treating children with autism, we send them off to behavioral therapists to try to train their outward “manifestations of bad behavior” to something more socially suitable. Sounds backwards.





 
Before and After Dramatic Journey
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Wish List
One year ago, a tearful Mom and Dad wrote down the ten greatest desires they had for their son, Julius. Their anguish was reflected in the simplicity of what they wrote. These dreams, wholly unattainable, were sealed in an envelope.

Today, tearful parents unsealed that envelope and where shocked to see… (more)
Do you really know about Autism?
These children suffer from the world’s worst headache and stomachache, with chronic explosive bowel problems. An adult with these symptoms would see their doctor immediately begging for relief. But because many of these children have communication problems, we send them to psychologists and therapists first. But if you were in pain, why wouldn’t you... (more)
 
Celeste Reese Blog
Follow Celeste as she shares her struggles, accomplishments, and reactions to various physical and biomedical therapies. Sometimes horrific, sometime soaring, frequently funny, Celeste’s blog is a helpful insight into a life driven towards recovery. (See her blog).
        
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