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THE HOLY BIBLE...If there is one book I recommend for anyone dealing with autism, this is it!  I strongly recommend a “study Bible”... one that has notations in it to help you understand God’s Word.  I found that to be critical to understanding so much I had never understood about the word of God.  Also, for those of you who are not yet familiar with the Bible or have not picked it up in a while, I strongly suggest starting with the New Testament.  That part of the Bible is about the life of Christ (his life, death and the period after his resurrection) and it is much easier to read and understand.   It also includes my favorite book in the Bible, the Book of Revelation, a book on end times prophesy that is so critical to understanding God’s plan for man.   The Old Testament (first part of the Bible) deals with prophesy prior to the coming of Christ and is a little more “tedious” reading.


The Bible I used has ISBN 0-8407-0645-6 – A King James Study Bible from Thomas Nelson).  It is by far the best study Bible I have seen.  I know many will argue that the King James version does not include 15 books that are in the Bible used by Catholics or other religions (the Apocrypha).    The Apocrypha is not in the King James Version because these 15 books were never quoted by Christ as authoritative Scripture and were never declared as inspired or authoritative Scripture until the Council of Trent in A.D. 1546.  The fact is, that the New Testament is the same whether or not you are Catholic, Protestant, etc.  and the best study Bible I have found is this one.   It has taught me a great deal about end times prophesy and has literally “put the whole Bible together” for me.  It is well worth the expense!


Cohen, Shirley.  1998.  Targeting Autism:  What We Know, Did not Know, and Can Do To Help Young Children With Autism and Related Disorders.  Berkeley: University of California Press.  (ISBN 0-520-21309-2)


*Duncan, Mary. 1995. Boron, Phenols and Health:  Clues to the Mysteries of ADD, Alzheimer’s, Asthma.  Alkimos, Australia.  Park Printing Company.   (ISBN 0-646-26612-8)


Hamilton, Lynn, M.  2000. Facing Autism. Colorado Springs: Waterbrook Press. (ISBN 1-57856-262-7)


Hart, Charles, A. 1993. A Parent’s Guide To Autism.  New York: Pocket Books.(ISBN 0-671-75099-2)


Kaufman, Barry, N.  1994. Son Rise:  The Miracle Continues.  Tiburon, CA. H.J. Dramer, Inc.  (ISBN 0-915811-61-8)


Lewis, Lisa.  1998.  Special Diets For Special Kids.  Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc. (ISBN 1-885477-44-9).


Maurice, Catherine. 1993.  Let Me Hear Your Voice:  A Family’s Triumph Over Autism.  New York: Ballantine Books.  (ISBN  0-449-90664-7)


Rapp, Doris, 1991. Is This Your Child? New York: William Morrow and Company. (ISBN 0-688-11907-7)


Seroussi, Karyn. 2000. Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder.  New York: Simon & Schuster. (ISBN 0-684-83164-3)


Shaw, William.  1998. Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD.  Overland Park, KS: (No Publisher Listed).   (ISBN  0-9661238-0-8)


Zand, Janet, Walton, Rachel, Rountree, Bob.  1994.  Smart Medicine For A Healthier Child:  A Practical A-to-Z Reference To Natural and Conventional Treatments for Infants & Children. New York: Avery Publishing Group.  (ISBN 0-89529-545-8)


I chose not to follow Behavior Modification Techniques during the first year and a half of Zachary’s treatment.   I did read up on that subject prior to embarking on this “journey to Save Zachary”.   I included the best of those books I had read at the time for those who wish to further investigate that option.  There were several more, but I found these to be the the time of my reading them!


Koegel, Robert, L., Kern Koegel, Lynn.  1995.  Teaching Children With Autism:  Strategies For Initiating Positive Interactions and Improving Learning Opportunities.  Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.  (ISBN 1-55766-180-4)


Lovaas, Ivar, O.   1981.  Teaching Developmentally Disabled Children:  The ME Book.  Austin: PRO-ED, Inc.   (ISBN  0-936104-78-3)


Maurice, Catherine, Green, Gina, Luce, Stephen C. 1996.  Behavioral Intervention For Young Children With Autism:  A Manual for Parents and Professionals.  Austin: PRO-ED, Inc.  (ISBN 0-89079-683-1)

*This book (Boron, Phenols and Health:  Clues to the Mysteries of ADD, Alzheimer’s, Asthma. )  is not available in the US.   To obtain it, you need to send $18.00 US to: Alkimos Australia, 26  Trian Road, Carabooda,  Western Australia, Australia 6033.     Although I was able to get some “bits and pieces” from this book, I find you need to have a good background in chemistry to thoroughly understand it and that was something I did not have...yet, research does seem to show a link between phenols, ADD/autism.


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