Autism

The Center for Autism Research and Education was founded in 2003 in order to combine both state of the art clinical practice and innovative research.   Dr. Cindy Schneider and the staff at CARE welcome the challenge, joy, and fulfillment of working with individuals with autism and their families. We believe that every patient can achieve a higher level of health. The CARE protocol is individualized to meet the needs of each patient, but the underlying philosophy of our treatment remains the same–Give the body what it needs to heal, avoid the foods and toxins that are not...

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Answering Questions, Questioning Answers

The greatest hurdle to progress in autism research has been the unwillingness of so many to accept a paradigm shift.  Autism is treatable. Children with autism are medically ill, not psychologically challenged. Identifying and eliminating problematic foods, chemicals, and toxins while correcting nutritional deficiencies and providing the nutrients necessary for normal growth and development is a reasonable and effective strategy.  It is critical that parents become educated and informed medical consumers. Answering questions and questioning answers captures the essence of our...

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Cindy Schneider, MD

Cindy Schneider, MD

Dr. Cindy Schneider – Center for Autism Research and Education Dr. Cindy Schneider is the Medical Director of CARE, the Center for Autism Research and Education. Her integrative medical practice is dedicated to individuals with autism and related neurological and immune disorders. ┬áHer areas of special interest include treatment of the immune, gastrointestinal, and metabolic aspects of autism and the identification of environmental toxins contributing to the autism epidemic. She has designed and implemented multiple research studies and collaborated with researchers worldwide. Dr....

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Preparing for Baby

Preparing for Baby

The best time to prepare to have a healthy pregnancy is while you’re still in your mother’s womb. If she could have known what we know now, your lifelong health trajectory could have been altered for the better, and so could that of your children. Through changes in our DNA called epigenetics, some genes are expressed while others are silenced in response to environmental and nutritional variables. Are you prone to heart disease, diabetes, autism, or ADHD? While genetics plays a role in determining these fates, environment may play an even greater role. What your mother ate,...

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Childhood Developmental Concerns… Does my child have autism?

Childhood Developmental Concerns…  Does my child have autism?

Does my child have autism? When parents, grandparents, or caregivers ask this question, it is prudent to seek medical evaluation. In some cases, their fears can be laid to rest. In others, autistic behaviors are simply the result of food allergies or nutritional deficiencies that can easily be addressed. Too often, however, the diagnosis is truly autism. The symptoms of autism may be present from birth or develop at any time prior to age 3. Many children have a period of typical development followed by a plateau or an actual loss of skills. Receptive language, expressive language, social...

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