Experts agree that the best improvements occur in an environment that combines established behavioral therapies with the appropriate emerging functional medicine protocols.

What can families to do treat their child’s autism more effectively?

Changing the world of successful autism & ADHD treatment…
Stories from a board-certified pediatrician, neonatologist, and developmental specialist representing nearly 50 years of practice experience.

Knowledge, research, opinion and advice about the epidemic of childhood developmental disorders.


There are many other blogs, social networking sites, and Internet communities where information and advice are offered for the various behaviors that are assigned to Autism Spectrum Disorder. These are Dr. Brian Udell’s stories. They are from the point of view of a traditionally trained pediatrician, Board Certified in Pediatrics and Neonatology, with over 45 years of experience, including complicated childhood conditions.

Dr. Udell has been practicing Functional and Integrative Pediatric Medicine at The Child Development Center of America since 2009.

These essays and discussions are presented to help inject a voice of reason, knowledge and experience into the polarized world of autism diagnosis and treatment.

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Father’s Day 2023 Reminder

Since 2009, The Child Development Center has cared for thousands of children with special needs, and Autism Spectrum Disorder has been the prevailing diagnosis. The success that we have achieved in so many thousands of children is always tempered by the reality that...

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children – The Doctors’ Dilemma

May 18, 2021 "Hey Google, is it ok to give the COVID-19 vaccination to people who have autoimmune conditions?" Answer: "According to the CDC 4 days ago, People with autoimmune conditions may receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, they should be aware that no data are...

AutismDoctor Literature 2020 Review

Each month throughout the year, I flag research that pertains to my understanding and how I practice the complicated world of childhood developmental medicine. There are many articles to be considered, but this synopsis focuses on human studies. Here is how the OTHER...

A Cholesterol – Autism Connection

There isn't one presentation of autism. Plus, there are multiple causes of the childhood developmental challenge that is characterized by certain behaviors and communication delays known as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Symptoms are often linked to underlying conditions;...
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How to Choose a Pediatrician – The Modern Version

The New York Times recently published their version of "How to Choose the Right Pediatrician". That was great advice for the last century. Web-savvy parents being more knowledgable than co-authors Prof. Chang and Dr. Wilkerson gave due credit, my estimation of what...

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The Child Development Center focuses on the various presentations of childhood development, noting the alarming increase of children who are on the Autism Spectrum. The therapies are a combination of traditional pediatric medicine, plus newer protocols, now under the direction of The Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs.

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