People with autism have a weak vagal system. The vagus nerve controls the flight or fight mechanism. When you are in survival mode you cannot properly access your eyes, ears, face and voice.
The brain is open to all sorts of influences and it can rewire. In people with autism there is the possibility of helping them to reconnect the brain-body connection and re-engage the brain.
By working with the body and the brain, new or improved therapies can help reintegrate the brain and nervous system. By 'reframing' autism and providing a working model, treatment may be more effective.
In the book, we draw upon scientific evidence that explains the reasons why there are so many physical symptoms in autism and show how therapies can work to enable greater and greater levels of functioning in autists of all ages. This both opens up complementary approaches to therapy and also shows us how to get more out of the autism therapies we are already using.
"When I look at my son now it is like the dirty window has been cleaned. This book opened my eyes, my awareness has grown and I can't wait to start putting what I've learned into practice" ~ Jenny, parent
"Tonight after my autistic son's bath, he stood in front of me and sang a song and did some of the actions :-) I could have passed out!" ~ Kieran's mum, parent