What is “DAN!”?
DAN! stands for “Defeat Autism Now!” and is a project which was initiated by The Autism Research Institute to educate parents, caregivers and therapists about the biomedical approach to healing autism and biomedical testing and research.
The Autism Research Institute (ARI) believe, as do I, that autism is a treatable condition and that psychotropic drugs, with all of their side effects, are not the best way to treat autism spectrum disorders. The ARI, and many physicians and researchers, believe that there are more effective ways to alleviate, and sometimes cure, these disorders.
The Defeat Autism Now! project’s mission statement is:-
“Defeat Autism Now! is dedicated to the exploration, evaluation and dissemination of scientifically documented biomedical interventions for individuals within the autism spectrum, through the collaborative efforts of clinicians, researchers and parents.”
As a DAN! doctor, I believe in this mission statement and use biomedical approaches to treat my autistic patients, rather than using drugs and other treatments. My DAN! doctor status also means that I am obliged to stay up-to-date on medical advancements through reading medical literature and attending conferences and workshops. This means that my patients can benefit from cutting edge information and research, and be assured that I am always acting in accordance with the ARI’s DAN! protocol.
Approaches consistent with the DAN! protocol include:-
- HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy)
- Dietary intervention
- Vitamin and mineral supplementation
- Gut treatments
- Essential Fatty Acid supplementation
- Treatment to regulate the immune system
- Thyroid supplements
- Amino Acids
The ARI run regular DAN! Conferences which can be attended by DAN! physicians and parents. These conferences will inform attendees of the very latest news in the treatment of autism and will provide correct and usable information about issues such as :-
- GI (gastrointestinal) disorders
- Nutrition and diet
- The general health of your child
- Language and speech
- Metabolic issues
If you are interested in finding out more about these conferences, you can click here to visit the DAN! conference website. My manual, “Stop Autism Now Using Secrets of Biomedical Medicine”, is a comprehensive guide to autism spectrum disorders and the biomedical approach to treating autism – click here to find out more.