Autism GAINES Project

AUTISM GAINES PROJECT

Building a strong foundation for every child.

Building a strong foundation for every child.

A child’s basic needs to grow and develop include gut, immune and mental health, diet and nutrition, exercise and sleep.

Autism GAINES Project

The foundation for your child’s health depends on the following factors.

Which of these is your child struggling with?

Autism GAINES Project

Autism GAINES Project

The foundation for your child’s health depends on the following factors.

Which of these is your child struggling with?

Autism GAINES Project
Autism GAINES Project

What is the Autism GAINES Project?

There has been a steep rise in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, anxiety, depression, anxiety, and other neurodevelopmental disorders in children. Yet as parents search for ways to help their child, the fundamental foundation to a child’s health is often not being met.

The Autism GAINES Project was conceived out of the need to raise awareness that children with neurodevelopmental disorders need to be given the same level of care as their typically developing peers. Although I have called this the Autism GAINES Project, as I have a strong association with autism, the underlying principals here, apply to ANY child that is struggling with ADHD, OCD, anxiety, aggression, or any of the many other neurodevelopmental disorders.

How will the Autism GAINES Project help your child?

The aim of Autism GAINES Project is not to “cure” or “recover” your child. There are more than enough websites already out there with these claims that have disappointed parents.

The goal is to provide the best foundation for your child by addressing their:

  • Gut health – how much have we heard of the gut-brain-axis connection these days? The gut and the brain are intimately connected. No one will be able to achieve their best if they are constipated, have loose stools, abdominal discomfort, or pain. Especially a non-verbal child
  • Anxiety and mental health – how can anyone make gains if they are anxious, depressed, stressed, in a constant state of arousal or indeed have multiple underlying conditions?
  • Immune regulation – there is extraordinarily strong evidence for inflammation in the brain of these children. Also, a dysfunctional immune system leading to autoimmune conditions and allergies affecting neurodevelopment
  • Nutrition and optimal diet – at a time when children are rapidly growing and developing, how much sense does it make to feed them with some of the worst processed food available on supermarket shelves! Picky eaters, have they been assessed for an underlying medical issue? Nutritional deficiencies and nutritional disease is highly prevalent in these children
  • Exercise – our ancestors were in constant motion hunting and gathering and learning from their environment. There is no lack of evidence for the benefits of exercise. Yet a sedentary lifestyle and an addiction to screen time has slowly dominated our children’s lives.
  • Sound sleep – so important for a child’s development, yet so elusive for some children. Improving a child’s sleep has not only benefits for the child, but the parent as well. Nothing like being able to sleep through the night, rather than having to stay up with a child who is upset or ready to play while everyone else is asleep!

Up to now we are not “fixing” or “curing” your child – we are just providing them with the best support so that they can live a full and independent life.

Some may lose their diagnosis along the way, but that does not change who they are. A child that improves and no longer meets the diagnostic criteria for ASD or ADHD, is not “cured”, often they still have some underlying traits, but they are the beneficial traits that some like to call their “superpower”. Others improve and still have their diagnosis, but their quality of life is such that they can lead happy and fulfilling lives.

We are simply helping children become the best version that they can be of themselves!

These children never cease to amaze me of what they can achieve given the right support.

Project Overview

The Autism GAINES Project was conceived out of the need to raise awareness that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders…

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Health Checklist

This checklist should be used as a guide to see what underlying health and lifestyle issues your child has that may be preventing them from achieving their full potential.

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Project Flyer

Every parent has hope for their child’s future. The Autism GAINES Project gives hope with a plan. What can we change to help your child achieve a better
outcome?

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