If this day finds you wandering to the
autism portion of my
webpage-then I fear not all is well with you. Take courage,
whether you've been battling the disease fifteen years or
fifteen minutes...There IS hope.
If you have not read of biological interventions for autism,
please see my links page to start your education. I have
been a practicing Occupational Therapist for fourteen years
and have seen some amazing recoveries. Yes, recoveries.
My own son is afflicted with the disorder, but through
biological interventions has made tremendous progress.
My email is always open, and I have a free list-serv. I
lecture frequently-so check my events list as well.
As Dr. Buttar said (paraphrasing):
We are treating an illness without a cause, or cure.....but
God Speed in your journey to happier times.
Ronna Hochbein, OTR/L
Ronna served as an autism
consultant to Jodi Picoult for the book House Rules.
Ronna will be
presenting a review of the most updated DaN conference
(from Cherry Hill New Jersey) on Friday, May the 2nd at
7 p.m. at the aboard office in Pittsburgh. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronna will be lecturing to the Crawford County autism
group on June the 14th. Contact email@example.com
Reviews for Ronna's book, Come What May...
"Excellent guide for those with a new autism
diagnosis as well as those already in treatment. Combines
therapy and biomedical interventions in a very easy to
comprehend way. Plenty of good references and suggested
reading for deeper understanding of many issues. There are
good, practical suggestions for managing many common
autistic behaviors, which of course, would make life much
easier for parents dealing with these issues."
grandmother/advocate/autism group moderator/
NAA Board Member
"Since I have no prior knowledge or experience with the topic
of autism, Hochbien’s book, Come What May, was both
enlightening and concerning. It made me aware that Pervasive
Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified, can happen
to a child who has been normal in every way. Such was the
case of her own son, who was two years old when he came down
with an illness caused by either a virus or bacteria, it is
unknown which, and that lasted for one week. It was after
this illness that Hochbein says, “he left us.” Ronna
Hochbien’s medical background and prior experience as an
Occupational Therapist was a definite asset that enabled her
to delve further into her son’s condition and go beyond the
traditional medical system to produce this helpful resource
book. Come What May is loaded with invaluable resources and
treatment suggestions, both traditional and non-traditional.
It covers specific medical tests, therapies, websites,
on-line groups, books, organizations, studies and
statistics. The book also provides a Case Study in the final
chapter. She discusses the controversy surrounding the
autism and the vaccine/thimersol issue, and she presents
diet related treatments such as the gluten and casein
free/specific carbohydrate diet by Elaine Gottschal. Come
What May is an invaluable tool that every parent with a
child with autism should have at their disposal."
Cindy DeJager from BookReviews411
Come What May also has a free email companion information
list. Just email the author to join for all the latest in
the Autism Research and Info.
Autism Research Institute
Coalition of Autism Organizations
Safe Minds (Sensible Action for Ending Mercury-Induced
Academy of Pediatric Special Needs
Autism One Radio
TACA (Talk About Curing Autism)
Ronna works in Early
Intervention (0-3) a state funded program. If you are
interested in OT for your child and reside in Allegheny
or Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania, you may request
her through the following agencies. Her caseload is
often full, but inquiries are welcome.
c/o Debi McKeever
Specializing in Sensory Processing, Autism Spectrum and
Private Insurances and some medical assistance firstname.lastname@example.org
c/o Sharon Clougherty
Ronna also contributes
to the Rescue Post, nowThe Age of Autism online blog.