- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 24, 2001

Books

• "Special Diets for Special Kids," by Lisa Lewis, Future Horizons, 2000. This book by one of the co-founders of the Autism Network for Dietary Intervention gives parents practical advice for using a gluten-free, casein-free diet.m "Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Mother´s Story of Research and Recovery," by Karyn Seroussi, Simon & Schuster, 2000. A mother chronicles the progress of her child and others after eliminating dairy and then wheat products.m "The Child With Special Needs," by Stanley I. Greenspan and Serena Wieder, Perseus Books, 1998. This book explores ways to encourage physical and emotional growth in children with developmental delays.

• "The Gluten-Free Gourmet: Living Well Without Wheat," by Bette Hagman, Henry Holt and Co. Inc., 1991. The cookbook features gluten-free recipes.

• "Special Diet Solutions: Healthy Cooking Without Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Yeast or Refined Sugars," by Carol Fenster, Savory Palate, 1997. This book offers creative solutions to gluten-free and dairy-free cooking.

• "Diet Intervention and Autism," by Marilyn Le Breton and Rosemary Kessick, Jessica Kingsley Publishing, 2001. This book explains the behavior and diet connection and offers practical advice on using the diet.

Associations

• The Autism Society of America, 7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 300, Bethesda, Md. 20814. Phone: 301/657-0881. Web site: www.autism-society.org. This nonprofit group offers research information, support groups, news and further reading materials.

• Maryland Autism Recovery Coalition, PO Box 2053, Kensington, Md. 20891. Phone: 301/946-0208. Web site: http://members.theglobe.com/marc337/marc. This active support group, based in Montgomery County, has many members on the GFCF diet and can offer information and support.

Online

• The Autism Network for Dietary Intervention (www.autismndi.com) is a group founded by two mothers of children with autistic spectrum disorders who have been helped with dietary interventions. The group has a newsletter, referrals to nutritionists, parents and doctors familiar with the diet, diet information and articles by parents and doctors.

• Researchers from the University of Florida have published some of their findings about diet and autism at www.autism-diet.com.

• Paul Shattock, the British researcher who helped formulate the hypothesis behind autism and dietary interventions, has a Web site (http://osiris.sunderland.ac.uk/autism).

• At GFCFdiet.com, a site founded and maintained by the parent of a child on the gluten-free, casein-free diet, visitors can find recipes, research information, books to order, bulletin boards, nutritional advice and local support contacts.

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