Autism Index
Your resource for information on Autism and related disorders from general information to therapies!




About Ordering

General Information


natural alternatives

Natural alternatives in Autism therapy include vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathy and digestive enzymes.  Many care-givers have had great success alleviating various autistic symptoms using a natural approach.  If you are interested in a natural approach, I would strongly suggest buying a vitamin, mineral and/or herb dictionary.  For under $10.00 you can buy very good ones.  I refer to my books all the time. 

  • Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible, by Earl Mindell, Warner Books, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, 1991.  I believe there is a newer version of this book.

  • The Pill Book Guide to Natural Medicines:  Vitamins, Minerals, Nutritional Supplements, Herbs, & Other Natural Products, by Michael T. Murray, N.D., Bantam Books, 2002, ISBN:  0-553-58194-5. 

Homeopathy is the use of minute amounts of substances that normally cause illness in a healthy person to accelerate the disease process in a sick person in order to treat the illness and has been around since the mid-1800's.  The American Medical Association (AMA) used to support homeopathic medicine until the drug companies began to lobby them.  You should seek a doctor properly trained in homeopathy.  Most Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.'s) are trained.  

Here are some books and sites that may be of interest:

  • Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics:  Using Nature's Pharmacy to Help Fight Infections, by Dr. John McKenna, Avery Publishing Group, 120 Old Broadway, Garden City Park, NY 11040, (800)548-5757, 1998, ISBN 0-89529-839-2.
  • Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD, by William Shaw, Ph.D., Published by Dr. Shaw, 1998, ISBN 0-9661238-0-8, Great Plains Laboratory. 
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Center for Complementary Medicine: Forum on alternative and Innovative Therapies for Children
  • Progress in Medicine Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting medical research and physicians using non-mainstream research-based medicine by Dr. Sinaiko.
  • Success with Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity web page by Dr. Allen Buresz
  • The HANDLE Institute provides natural alternatives to treating many neuro-developmental disorders.
  • Kirkman Laboratories has been manufacturing vitamins and dietary supplements for the autistic community since 1967.

    Kirkman Laboratories, Inc.

    6400 SW Rosewood St.

    Lake Oswego, OR 97035

    (800) 245-8282

    (503) 636-2227 fax

  • My Village Green is a compounding pharmacy in Maryland. They can prepare supplements and medicines to your doctor’s specifications or to a parents in the case of non-prescription items.

  • Parents Against Ritalin (PAR)

Therapy Site Map

Sensory Therapy Swings

Sensory Integration Bed

Thousands of images to use for therapy


Shop for Parenting Books at Amazon  



about ordering    home    sensory swings FAQs    Floating Bed FAQs

Disclaimer: does not provide medical, psychological or legal counsel, referrals or services. 

Autism Index is a Website owned by Lava Star LLC

Copyright © 2004 - 2017, All Rights Reserved Worldwide

Phone: 913-269-3177
Email: info @

Other websites owned by Lava Star LLC: Health Information News, Electronic Books Here, Movie Stars Index, See Cove