Autism Hope

Autism Hope

Kristin Selby Gonzalez joined Enzymedica in 2008, serving as Director of Autism Education. As the company’s primary link to the autism community, she has advised Enzymedica with respect to company policy and product formulation for children on the spectrum, and counseled directly with parents on the use of Enzymedica’s products. She has given lectures worldwide, educating thousands throughout the years on different strategies to help children on the autism spectrum. In addition to her trainings and certifications, Kristin brings her own experience as a mother of a child on the spectrum. As of September 2012, Kristin leads Enzymedica's philanthropic work at Autism Hope Alliance where she is now serving as President/Chairman.... Show More

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March 17, 2016
Learn about bio-medical treatment for autism symptoms.The cause of autism is still undetermined.

Autism is considered a psychological diagnosis, and medically-caused issues that might contribute to autism symptoms are not always investigated.

Bio-medical treatment is an in-depth evaluation of both the biological and psychological processes of a person with autism. Autism is complex and individualized, but there are some biological i...
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February 25, 2016
Learn the signals of possible autism.The CDC reports that one in 68 children are being diagnosed with autism. It's important to know the signals of autism or any disorder on the autism spectrum.

Children develop at different rates, but you'll want to discuss these behaviors with your pediatrician:

  • Having low to no social skills
  • Appearing to be deaf
  • Avoiding eye contact
  • Wanting to be alone
  • Demonstrating obsessive behavior
  • Getting ...
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    Learn what to watch for in autistic individuals when digestive problems are present.Gastrointestinal problems seem prevalent in those with autism, but it can be tough to get those issues treated.

    Autistic individuals present differently from the general population. Limited vocabulary can prevent clear communication of physical complaints. Trying to physically communicate the symptoms can be mistaken as behavior problems. And, the ...
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    What are five tips on what caregivers can do to ease stress?With one in 68 children in the country being diagnosed with autism, many parents take on the role of a caregiver, in addition to being a parent.

    With specialized diets and multiple therapies a day, the caregiver can become isolated and depressed.

    What are the five warning signs that a caregiver is stressed?

  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Feeling tired
  • Sleeping too much
  • Feeling sad
  • Weight ga...
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    Why is avoiding gluten and dairy helpful for children with autism?Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neuro-developmental disorder that is characterized by repetitive behavior, difficulty in social situations, trouble communicating verbally and non-verbally, and compromised motor coordination.

    Even though there is no cure, autism symptoms can be eased through diet; specifically a diet staying away from gluten and dairy.

    What ...
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    What are some of the symptoms of autism?If you've been noticing a lack of social, behavioral, and/or communication skills in your child, you might be wondering if it's Autism.

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neuro-developmental disorder that is characterized by repetitive behavior, difficulty in social situations, trouble communicating verbally and non-verbally, and motor coordination.

    According to Autism Speaks, ...
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