About

Welcome! My name is Katie. We have a joyful, energetic, happy son who had autism. Nate was diagnosed with moderate autism in March 2007 at the age of 22 months. This blog is about the treatments we’ve pursued with him and the hope we have found.

  • November 2006 (Nate age 18 months) – first evaluations for speech, OT, behavioral therapies; audiology appointments to rule out hearing problems, etc. Therapies began soon after
  • March 2007 – moderate autism diagnosis
  • May 2007 – began using enzymes
  • November 2007 – started gluten-free, casein-free (GFCF) diet
    • within one month, we saw huge leaps in development, especially language
  • December 2007 – first appointment to begin biomedical treatments
  • March 2009 – another follow-up appointment with neurologist, who, when we asked her to do the CARS test again, declared, “If I did the test again on him now, there is a high likelihood he would not place on the autism spectrum at all.”
  • September 2011 – started going to a naturopath
  • January 2012 – began the GAPS diet (Intro)
  • May 2012 – came off strict GAPS but still adhered to best philosophies learned

Here’s a first post I recommend you read:

2014 Check-in

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Mari Serdoner August 12, 2008 / 7:21 am

    Your website/blog is fabulous information for a parent with a son newly diagnosed PDD-NOS 3 years old. Believe me I think I have read everything on the web and I found your website to be the most informative and similar to my situation and this the first time I have ever written to let someone know…..so please keep up the great work, I know it must be time consuming with all other things going on in your life, like mine..LOL but you really know how to express meaning thru words and I have been coming back to this site daily looking for any updates. I am curious on how you feel about the methyl B12 shots as my son has just recieved his 5th shot, started on July 2, 2008(every three nights) and I have noticed some but no BIG BANG differences as of yet. I guess I was expecting him to cite the pledge of allegiance after the first shot..LOL..he has only 3 to 5 words since before the shots and those are not very clear. Any of your experience concerning this would be much appreciated. Thank You for your time.
    Mari Serdoner

  2. Lisa Taylor July 22, 2009 / 6:45 pm

    Hello! My grandparents are Kit and Al, and I grew up at Coast Bible. I have since moved across the country, but am also recovering my son from autism. Kit gave my mom your blog address, and of course I am reading your blog now! -Lisa

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