Autism is at epidemic proportions with some reports showing a prevalence of 1 in 36 children and increasing by 6-15 percent each year. The old-fashioned thinking is that (ASD) is a lifelong disorder and mystery that we’re unable to deal with, things have changed.

In this HealthMade radio interview, Dr. Michael Karlfeldt discusses the hope of healing Autism with Patricia Lemer who has the insight of 40 years experience as an educational diagnostician. 

  • Overview of the autism epidemic 
  • Total Load theory outlining the various toxins, conditions and genetic and environmental factors contributing to developmental delays
  • Impact of Infections of Lyme and the co-infections, Antibiotic and Strep, PANS or PANDAs can be contributing factors to an autism diagnosis
  • Dealing with the underlying cause using Biomedical Treatments Autism 

Patricia S. Lemer is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and practiced as an educational diagnostician for over 40 years. She is the author of numerous articles, chapters in books, and the blog, “After the Diagnosis, Then What?” Her books include “EnVISIONing a Bright Future: Interventions that Work for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders” (2008), “Outsmarting Autism: The Ultimate Guide to Management, Healing, and Prevention” (2014) and “Outsmarting Autism, Updated and Expanded: Build Healthy Foundations for Communication, Socialization, and Behavior at All Ages” (2019).

She was co-founder and Executive Director of Developmental Delay Resources (DDR), an international, non-profit organization for 20 years. She holds a Masters of Education in counseling and learning disabilities from Boston College and a Masters in Business from John Hopkins University.

From 2012-2014, she served as Chief Consultant in the establishment of a center for young adults with disabilities in Kuwait. In the summer of 2019, Patricia joined with Dr. Andy McCabe for a new weekly radio podcast called “The Autism Detectives”. Ms. Lemer is on the faculty of the Osher Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, where she shares her knowledge about autism and staying healthy in a toxic world with seniors and retirees.