“I am the mother of a six-year-old autistic boy. There was a time when I believed that his future lay in an institution. We didn’t qualify for any assistance because he was diagnosed mildly autistic, but like all children with autism, Roy was from another planet. From language, to social skills, to unruly behaviour to seclusion to a basic inability and what deceptively seemed unwillingness to enter out world. I did millions of hours of reading, researching the internet, attending autism talks of every kind; Implementing a home-based ABA program, diet, vitamins chiropractic healing, naturopaths, etc. etc. Roy came around.
A piece of the puzzle that was my son began to fall into place. But how could Roy be mentally normal, reading writing, and yet be so miserable in his own body? Something was wrong. He could oscillate from periods of almost normal to extreme autistic behaviour.
In Vitality I’d noticed an article here and there written by a homeopathic doctor Tamara Der-Ohanian. In one article she talked about homeopathy and in another she talked about autism, and homeopathy. I took a chance. Hope was almost dead. I hit the jackpot! I realized that the missing piece of the puzzle did not exist. It was the way I was putting the pieces together. Homeopathy deals with one’s entire being. Most of Roy’s abnormal behaviour has disappeared. He is calm, he can engage in conversation, he socializes and his worst punishment is a time out from the group.
He qualified to enter a normal grade-one class, with an E.A. We still have a way to go, but homeopathy is building such a strong foundation, because it is treating Roy as a whole person.”
Tamara Der-Ohanian, DSHM, is a Homeopathic Physician practicing in Toronto. She can be reached at (416) 385-1001, or visit her web site at www.tamarader-ohanian.com