Autism Breakthroughs

"While research is focused on identifying specific mechanisms underlying autism, families are searching for an understanding of the disorder that will enable them to manage their child and to develop a strategy to optimize their child’s potential"
~ Dr Stephen W. Porges


This journal examines breakthroughs in autism therapy.

Complementary approaches to autism

This journal examines and critiques selected complementary therapies that a used in cases of autism.

You should consult a medical practitioner before embarking on any program that is potentially harmful.

Autism History

"In academic circles, autism is regarded as a brain disorder with a genetic basis. Yet no specific biomarker can diagnose autism"
~ Dr Stephen W. Porges


This journal considers the history of autism therapies, and examines the theories of the causes of autism.

Zebr. Articles

Welcome to the discussion on breakthroughs in therapies for autism.

Traditionally autism has been seen to be solely a problem with the brain.

Recent evidence suggests that it is something more primal, that people with autism have a glitch in their flight or fight response. The regulator in the body, that triggers flight or fight, is faulty in autists - going off with little or no control.

Polyvagal theory & autism

The body has two systems that determine how the body and brain interact. They usually work side by side, simultaneously. But in people with autism there's a glitch.

Brain plasticity & autism

The brain is open to all sorts of influences and it can re-wire. In people with autism there is the possibility of helping reconnect their brains with their bodies.

Complementary therapy

By working with the body and the brain, new or improved treatments can enliven and awaken the autist. By 'reframing' autism, therapies may be more effective.

Autism History

Autism Breakthroughs

Complementary approaches to autism