Acetaminophen and Autism

Hanno Kirk has conducted an extensive literature search of  the causes of autism spectrum disorders.  The following is the text of an article that has appeared in the Charleston (WV) Gazette, and in the Mountain Messenger.

Did acetaminophen (Tylenol) Provoke the Autism Epidemic, Hanno Kirk, PhD, LICSW

Following that you will see several key slides from a webinar presentation (January 20,2012) by Dr. William Shaw, Director of the Great Plains Laboratory, in which he produces some of the supporting evidence for his hypothesis that Acetaminophen is likely a major cause of the Autism epidemic in the United States.

Metabolism of Acetaminophen in the Setting of Toxic Overdose

Here is a recent 60 Minute show on the use of tablet computers for training children with autism.

This is an article about a Neurofeedback therapist in Bakersfield, CA who works successfully with veterans with PTSD.


Neurofeedback techniques have evolved with surprising speed over the past few years. Much of the progress has been due to the pioneering, results-driven clinical work done by Sue Othmer. In collaboration with Siegfried Othmer who has provided the theoretical explanations for their work, EEG Neurofeedback has moved from QEEG based training to symptom driven training. Along with that has come the development of new instrumentation and software that allow for Very Low Frequency training.

Physical Therapy for the Brain

"Neurofeedback addresses the physiological basis of behavior, the aspects that are accessible to us by virtue of our innate brain plasticity. With the appropriate set of tools, one then observes what can be accomplished in a training paradigm. Neurofeedback can be considered physical therapy for the brain." Siegfried Othmer, PhD, Chief Scientist, EEGinfo.

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I feared my child with autism would never be able to attend school. After 20 sessions of counseling and Neurofeedback, he is attending school and handles himself well in social situations. We are continuing with the sessions because we see ongoing improvement. S.W.