City Bear Press

FOCUSING ON AUTISM ANSWERS

The Authors Of

City Bear Press

Dr. Andy McCabe

Andy McCabe received his Psy.D. in 1999 from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. He has presented programs on stress management to educators, corporate leaders, police officers, and medical professionals as well as to members of the United States Navy.

He is the author of two books: The Gifted One: The Journey Begins and How Women Will Change the World: The Journey Continues.

Dr. McCabe worked with 33 authors to develop Autism Essentials, a guide for parents, teachers, and professionals who contend with the issue of autism. The authors included in the book are professionals Dr. McCabe interviewed on his radio program – Autism With Dr. Andy.

Andy McCabe is an Associate Professor at New Jersey University in the Special Education Department and is President of the publishing company – City Bear Press llc.

 

Debra J. O'Fee

Debra J. O’Fee is a former Vice President at Citigroup; she now works as a Secretary at Uniondale High School. She lives in Nassau County with her husband and two children and serves on her school district’s SEPTA board.

After her son’s Autism diagnosis at the age of three, Debra started keeping a journal to measure her son’s progress. When she would go back to read some of her prior entries, she’d find herself sometimes laughing, sometimes crying, but always fascinated. Throughout her life, people always told her she “should write a book.”

There has never been a topic about which she really felt passionate … until now.

Sarah Carrasco

Sarah Carrasco is a Coordinator for Talk about Curing Autism (TACA) for the state of Colorado, an educational advocate for children with developmental delays, and has written a curriculum on autism for daycare centers.

Sarah has mentored families impacted by autism for over ten years and works to ensure the best outcomes for children regarding health insurance, education, biomedical interventions, and wandering prevention. She works with her local police department, providing materials to officers pertaining to; recognizing the symptoms of autism, legal rights of people with developmental delays, and wandering.

She lives in Colorado with her three sons, her eldest son David has regressive autism. When David was diagnosed with autism in 2005, he was considered to have a “worst-case-scenario-for-autism” by specialists due to his highly aggressive and self-injurious behaviors and complete lack of verbal communication.

Today, thanks to Sarah’s commitment to a healthy diet and detox, David is considered high-functioning. He is now verbal, learning job and money management skills. He is happy and all the negative behaviors are a thing of the past.

Louis Conte

Louis Conte is a polygraph examiner, writer, retired law enforcement officer, and independent investigator. As a leading advocate for people with autism, he has championed their cause in state capitols and Washington, DC.

The Book of Sasquatch, his second novel, is forthcoming. His first novel, The Autism War was published with Skyhorse. He also co-wrote a work of non-fiction, Vaccine Injuries with Tony Lyons, also with Skyhorse.

Conte lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife, Andrea, and their three sons, Thomas, Sam, and Louie.

Autism Essentials

Contributing Authors

Part I: Prevention

Leslie Carol Botha

Leslie Carol Botha is a women’s health advocate, speaker, radio talk show host, hormone consultant, author, and social media marketer – a matrix of possibilities.

As a health advocate for over thirty years, Leslie has been educating women about understanding their minds, moods, and hormone cycles. She is a Board Member for the Cycles Research Institute.

Neill Moroney

Neill Moroney is the president of A Major Difference, Inc., the makers of Ion Cleanse.

For further information and contact details go to her website.

Zooey O'Toole

Zoey O’Toole is the editor-in-chief of the blog thinkingmomsrevolution.com where she can be reached for further information.

Part II: Causes

Dara Berger

Dara Berger is the author of How To Prevent Autism.

A documentary filmmaker, she is currently working on a film about how to prevent chronic illness in children.

She began her career as a news reporter/producer for a local nightly news program and subsequently founded her own documentary film production company – Say It Out Lour Productions, Inc. – to produce films on meaningful issues.

Louis Conte

Louis Conte is a polygraph examiner, writer, retired law enforcement officer, and independent investigator. As a leading advocate for people with autism, he has championed their cause in state capitols and Washington, D.C.

The Book of Sasquatch, published by City Bear Press, is his second novel. His first novel, The Autism War, was published with Skyhorse. He also co-wrote a work of non-fiction, Vaccine Injuries with Tony Lyons, also with Skyhorse.

Conte lives in Westchester County, New York with his wife Andrea, and their three sons – Thomas, Sam, and Louie.

Maria Rickert Hong

Maria Rickert Hong is a certified holistic health counselor who helps parents recover their children from symptoms of almost autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism, ADHD, PANS, PANDAS, OCD, and Lyme disease.

Her book, Almost Autism, provides a bridge between the biomedical and sensory aspects of spectrum disorders. It is important reading not only for parents, but also for occupational and speech therapists, educators, and anyone guiding families toward health.

Brett Wilcox

Brett Wilcox is the author of Jabbed and We’re Monsanto Feeding the World Lie After Lie I & II.

Brett can be contacted by email.

Part III: Remediation

Anat Baniel

Anat Baniel is perhaps best known as the founder of the Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement.

She is the author of two highly acclaimed books about this transformational methodology:

Move Into Life: NeuroMovement for Lifelong Vitality

Kids Beyond Limits

Anne M. Evans

Anne M. Evans received her undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of Texas in Austin in 1986 and her graduate degree in Biomedical Communications from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 1989.

She was the vice president of marketing for two global biotech firms. Her publications include The Pediatric Handbook for the University of Texas Systems Medical Schools, Cryofixation, Cryolabeling, Cryotransfer, and Immunogold Labeling. She is also the author of the triple award-winning book Beating Autism: How Alternative Medicine Cured My Child.

She currently lives in Annapolis, Maryland where she has her own clinic and works to recover children on the autism spectrum every day.

Emily Francis

Emily A. Francis is the host of a weekly radio show, “All About Healing,” on HealthyLife.Net Radio.

She is the author of The Body Heals Itself, Stretch Therapy, and A Leg Up on Lymphedema.

Emily is a gifted speaker and writer and can be reached at her website.

Tami A. Goldstein

Tami A. Goldstein is board certified in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy (U-CST) from the Upledger Institute International and an approved continuing education provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.

She is the international award-winning author of Coming through the Fog, an autism recovery journey, and a contributing author in other books & publications.

She is a 2018 World Massage Festival Hall of Fame inductee.

She is the founder of Wisconsin for Vaccine Choice and the parent of an individual with the functioning recovery of autism.

Nancy Guberti

Nancy Guberti is a functional medicine specialist, bio-nutritionist, gluten-free and casein-free diet expert, and a healthy lifestyle coach, who is passionate about empowering others to become their own health advocate.

She is the founder of Total Wellness Empowerment Monthly Membership, Look & Feel Great Method, Biomedical & Nutritional Interventions for ASD, and the Positively Powerful Parent program.

For additional free resources & training, visit her website.

Kent Heckenlively

Kent Heckenlively is an attorney, science teacher, author, and the father of an autistic daughter.

He is a founding contributing editor of the website, “Age of Autism,” and his work can be regularly found in the Bolen Report. He is the co-author of PlaguePlague of Corruption, and Inoculated.

Helen L. Irlen

Helen L. Irlen is an internationally recognized educator, researcher, therapist, scholar, and expert in the area of visual-perceptual problems.

She is a graduate of Cornell University. Ms. Irlen has been in the field of education for over forty years.

She is the author of The Irlen Revolution: A Guide to Changing Your Perception and Your Life and Sports Concussions and Getting Back in the Game of Life.

Steve Kossor

Steve Kossor is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist. He is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Behavior Change.

He is the author of The Kossor Scale for Outcome Measurement and The Issachar Project.

Jennifer Guistra-Kozek, LPC, NCC

Jennifer Guistra-Kozek, LPC, NCC is a board-certified psychotherapist, internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author of a two-time award-winning book, Healing without Hurting: Treating ADHD, Apraxia and Autism Spectrum Disorders Naturally & Effectively without Harmful Medication.

Jennifer has over 17 years of clinical experience specializing in ADHD, ASD, OCD, depression, anxiety, and trauma resolution and is currently in private practice. She has a master’s degree in counseling and a minor in English/Criminal Justice.

Her Facebook page, Healing ADHD & Asperger’s Without Hurting, attracts over 100,000 weekly visitors who turn to her for guidance and support as they desperately search for help for their children.

Jen can be contacted through her Facebook page and her website.

Patricia Lemer

Patricia S. Lemer is a licensed professional counselor. She has practiced as a diagnostician for over forty years and is the co-founder of the non-profit, Developmental Delay Resources, and Board Chair emeritus of Epidemic Answers, she lectures internationally.

She is the author of Outsmarting Autism (2014) and EnVISIONing a Bright Future (2008).

Maude LeRoux

Maude LeRoux, OTR/L, SIPT, RCTC, DIR® is an accomplished occupational therapist with a great affinity for learning and understanding the human brain.

Maude is SIPT certified and specializes in Sensory Integration services as it applies to functional daily activities including improving the ability of any child to partake in his/her learning environment.

She is a certified intervention provider, a certified Tomatis consultant, and the author of two books, The Listening Journey for Children and Our Greatest Allies.

Rosanne Lindsay

Rosanne Lindsay is a naturopath, writer, and president of the National Health Freedom Coalition.

She is the co-founder of Wisconsin For Vaccine Choice and the author of The Nature of Healing: Heal the Body, Heal the Planet. More information on consultations can be found on her website.

Deborah Merlin

Deborah Merlin is the author of Victory over ADHDa holistic approach for helping children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Okay to Be Me: ZZ’s Great Discovery, a children’s book for special needs and diversity.

Dr. Patrick Porter

Dr. Patrick Porter is the developer of the Brain Tap method and the author of Awaken the Genius: Mind Technology for the 21st Century.

Dr. Porter’s Brain Tap method can be experienced free of charge at the Brain Tap Website.

Part IV: Education

Ryan Hetrick

Ryan Hetrick is an educator, researcher, and writer, whose work with children on the spectrum has been inspirational.

Professor Peter Incardone

Peter Incardone is a professor emeritus at New Jersey City University.

He has presented programs on literacy for teachers in the tri-state area and can be contacted for seminars and workshops

Dr. Vaughn Lauer

Dr. Vaughn Lauer has served as a teacher, university instructor, and a building, district, and state administrator in Special Education.

He is the author of When the School Says No, How to Get to Yes! Securing Special Education Services for Your Child.

Lorna Timms

Lorna Timms is the director of the Davis Autism Institute in New Zealand. She is a respected professional in the field of autism.

Facilitators and more information on the Davis Autism approach can be found at www.davisautism.com.

Anat Baniel

Anat Baniel is perhaps best known as the founder of the Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement.

She is the author of two highly acclaimed books about this transformational methodology:

Move Into Life: NeuroMovement for Lifelong Vitality

Kids Beyond Limits

Anne M. Evans

Anne M. Evans received her undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986 and her graduate degree in Biomedical Communications from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 1989.

She was the manager of publications and marketing for two global biotech firms. Her publications include The Pediatric Handbook for the University of Texas Systems Medical Schools, Cryofixation, Cryolabeling, Cryotransfer, and Immunogold Labeling. Her book, Beating Autism: How Alternative Medicine Cured My Child, was a finalist for the USA Best Book Awards.

Emily Francis

Emily A. Francis is the host of a weekly radio show, “All About Healing,” on HealthyLife.Net Radio.

She is the author of The Body Heals Itself, Stretch Therapy, and A Leg Up on Lymphedema.

Emily is a gifted speaker and writer and can be reached at her website.

Tami A. Goldstein

Tami A. Goldstein is board certified in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy (U-CST) from the Upledger Institute International and an approved continuing education provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.

She is the international award-winning author of Coming through the Fog, an autism recovery journey, and a contributing author in other books & publications.

She is a 2018 World Massage Festival Hall of Fame inductee.

She is the founder of Wisconsin for Vaccine Choice and the parent of an individual with the functioning recovery of autism.

Part V: Vocation

Dr. Jackie Marquette

Dr. Jackie Marquette is an autism employment researcher, author, and parent of an adult son with autism.

She delivers training to schools and agencies in the use of the Marquette Strengths and Career Index with Power Practices Student Workbook to assist students and young adults with autism in career readiness programs, career exploration, and school transition.

Part VI: Legal Aspects

Sarah Carrasco

Sarah Carrasco is the author of The Autism Helpbook, which aims to simplify the process of obtaining a diagnosis, making sure your child receives a quality education, making the most of your insurance, determining which therapies are best for your child, biomedical interventions such as the gluten/casein/soy-free diet and detox, Special Needs Trusts, and much more!

She is a sought-after advocate for children on the spectrum.

Mary Pulles Cavanaugh

Mary Pulles Cavanaugh has three beautiful daughters.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Welfare from the University of Alabama and has a background in medical assisting.

Mary became an avid independent researcher in 2007 by necessity when her youngest daughter was diagnosed on the Autism spectrum (vaccine-induced brain injury) at age 11.

This led Mary to a greater awareness of the sick care system that is so prevalent today. She is the author of The Book on Greatness: How to Keep Shining Your Light.

Part VII: Parental Advice

Marcia Hinds

Marcia Hinds has degrees in sociology and psychology from UCLA and is a credentialed teacher.

She is the author of I Know You’re In There: Winning Our War against Autism, the inspirational story of her son Ryan’s recovery. Ryan works as an aerospace engineer, but more importantly, he has friends and is leading a typical life.

But Marcia’s most impressive credential for writing this book is that she is Ryan’s mother and that their family survived the autism diagnosis. Preview her book on her website. All profits from Marcia’s book go to spread the word that autism is treatable.

Karen Kain

Karen Kain is the author of A Unique Life Fully Lived.

When her daughter, Lorrin, was only six weeks old, she had an adverse reaction to her one and only DPT vaccination. The vaccine attacked her brain, leaving her with severe brain damage. The doctors predicted a dire future.

In this book, Karen shares the lessons she learned from her daughter about finding inner peace in any situation.

Preface

Anne Dachel

Anne Dachel is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and has taught for over thirty years.

She writes for the online blog, Age of Autism, and her book, The Big Autism Cover-Up, has been widely acclaimed.