TEMECULA, Calif., Dec. 9 Parents of children with anautism-spectrum diagnosis have a new resource in the treatment of theirautistic kids -- and it couldn't have come at a better time, says Talk AboutCuring Autism (TACA) National Manager, Rebecca Estepp. "Almost everyone knowsa child with autism. The rate of autism diagnoses is continuing to climb andfamilies are looking for treatment to help their children affected with thisdisorder."
Help lies in a new membership website, http://www.autismactionplan.org/,created by Dr. Kurt Woeller, a biomedical autism specialist physician with apractice in Southern California. Biomedical intervention treats the underlyingmedical conditions that can trigger or inflame autism symptoms. Biomedicinehas had a higher profile recently, due to being championed by actress/author,Jenny McCarthy, who used it to recover her son from autism.
What separates Dr. Woeller's website from other autism information sites,is the direct access members get with the doctor. "In my practice, I can help6-8 kids a day. With AutismActionPlan.org, I can help hundreds at a time,"says Dr. Woeller. "There's great information at autism-related websites, likeTACA & Generation Rescue, but they still refer you to a biomedical doctor.With AutismActionPlan.org, you get the doctor, too."
Access to Dr. Woeller comes in multiple ways. He responds to members'posts on his Parent Forum/Chat Room, but the new technology twist is with histwice-weekly Live Video Chat sessions where members interact in real time withthe doctor, who answers their specific questions.
"There's nothing else like it," says Terri Hirning, the mother of anautistic son, Matthew, and AutismActionPlan.org member. "It's very comfortingto have access to a doctor, without having to drag my kids to an appointmentjust for a few questions, or to clarify something."
"I love it," says Celeste Moreno, also a member and mother of an autisticson. "I can get answers right away, without waiting a month for my nextdoctor's appointment or digging through millions of pages from a searchengine."
Dr. Woeller plans to expand the number of video chat sessions and willhave other key figures in biomedical intervention as guest speakers.
About Dr. Kurt Woeller: Kurt N. Woeller, D.O. has been a practicingphysician specializing in biomedical autism intervention for over a decade,and is a frequent guest speaker at national autism related events.