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NNY Autism Foundation

Welcome

 

Thank you for your support. All donations will be used to help Northern New York children with autism. Please feel free to donate to the walk right here. You will be able to indcate a walker who you are supporting at check out.

I Know Your In There -Winning Our War On Autism” was written for all of the families I’ve helped over the years as well as those just starting down this difficult road. Cherri Saltzman of the Autism Shop described the book about my son Ryan as stand-up comedy for autism. But, it also gives hope to those who have to get up to face another day filled with autism. I share our struggles and fears, in addition to what we did to help Ryan recover.  Most of you know my son is now an engineer at a major aerospace company.  The “experts” told me he would need to be institutionalized.  
 
I’m asking for your help this time! We must change the autism paradigm. The world must realize that kids can and do get better so we can get the funding and research we desperately need. Please forward this to everyone you know. 
Do you belong to any support groups?  Do you have a physician, psychologist, or behavior therapist you can share this with? Do you know a family that just got the diagnosis?  Do you or a friend have a family member who needs to understand what you are going through?
 
Ryan’s story shows that even though sometimes it seems like it will never happen, it is possible for kids to recover. I want you to know that, so you don’t give up when you think you have nothing left to give.  I know many of you have already purchased the book since I see every order as they ship from my garage. I’m currently in talks with the Meredith Vieira Show about an appearance, but I need my autism parents to spread the word about the book!  
 
I Know You’re In There is available on my website, IKnowYou'reInThereas well as on Amazon. Please help me make what happened for Ryan, happen for all kids.

Thank You Azz Dogz
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A generous donation from the Azz Dogz Motercycle Club

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Click Here for a copy of our Book Mark!

Dr. Vicki Falcone will be taking new patients starting 1 November 2013 in Bala Cynwyd, PA.

Her telephone number is 215-586-3304. I think Dr. Falcone will be helping a lot of children and their families and will be making great contributions to the world of autism.

Our Autism Awareness Merchandise is in! Check out our merchandise page.

Our Mission Statement

We strive to work toward finding solutions and improving public awareness to Neuro Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (NIDS) related diseases, both neuro-immune and auto-immune, through research, education and legislation. 

The NNY Autism Foundation, Inc., located in Northern New York at 135 Franklin Street, Watertown, New York 13601, was formed by a group of dedicated, determined parents, grandparents, caregivers and professionals working together to bring this bio-medical approach for Autism and related immune mediated disorders to the children of Northern New York and surrounding areas.

What Is The Bio-Medical Approach?

ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders), CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder) as well as links to other immune diseases.  
The premise of the treatment is that the body reduces blood flow to specific areas of the brain (temporal lobes) when the immune system is not functioning normally.  The impaired blood flow decreases neurological and developmental functions resulting in any combination is a medical treatment approach for individuals who have NIDS(Neuro Immune Dysfunction Syndromes) that results in symptoms commonly associated with ASD of symptoms commonly observed in Autism, particularly in young children such as:     
  • loss of social skills
  • decrease in auditory processing
  • decrease or loss of language
  • repetitive behaviors
  • loss of eye contact
  • headaches
  • lack of focus
  • inability to concentrate
  • obsessive compulsive disorders
  • "low grade" fevers
  • recurrent ear infections
  • abnormalities in fine and gross motor
  • inappropriate behaviors
  • food and chemical sensitivities
  • chronic congestion
  • multiple rashes
  • bowel disturbances
  • preference for routine
  • pronoun reversal
  • arm flapping
The medical approach consists of diet, pharmaceutical and rehabilitation therapies.  The choice of medications varies from patient to patient and is based upon history, physical, and analysis of medical tests. Therapy can last from one to four years, although some patients may require maintenance therapy.

NNY Autism Foundation ♦ 135 Franklin Street ♦ Watertown ♦ NY ♦ 13601
♦ Phone: 315.773.5405 ♦
 
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