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Laboratory Testing for Autism: A Parent's Perpective

  • The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. 11813 West 77th Street Lenexa, KS, 66214 United States (map)

William Shaw, Ph.D. and The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. sponsor "Laboratory Testing for Autism: A Parent's Perspective", presented by Terri Hirning on December 16.

Lab testing can be a critical piece to understanding and treating the underlying biomedical issues related to autism. As a parent, you have many things to consider when evaluating lab testing, including cost, method of testing (whether it is blood, urine, hair, or saliva), usefulness, and the possible benefits of it. Understanding these aspects of testing is important for parents to make informed decisions about whether to test and what to test. Terri will walk you through some of the major things that contribute to a parent's use and understanding of diagnostic testing, including how to help educate care providers on your team about testing.

Terri Hirning is the mother of two, one of whom is recovered from autism. As a part of her son's journey of autism recovery she has spent the last seven years learning about biomedical treatments for autism. She works within the biomedical community for both The Great Plains Laboratory and New Beginnings Nutritionals. She is also a member of The Thinking Moms TEAM TMR and her son's story is in their second book, Evolution of a Revolution: From Hope to Healing. She presents a unique viewpoint of navigating the science through research but also the practical side of implementation of protocols from a parent's perspective.

NOTE: This is a one-time, live event. A week after the live broadcast, the webinar will be available to watch at