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 do to treat their child’s autism successfully?
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.


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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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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