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jvickers82 Patient Expert

United States
I'm the mom to 3 year old Austin and 1 year old Kaitlin. Austin was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in October of 2007. Since then, we have been working hard towards his recovery through therapy, biomed treatments, and diet changes. He's had a little bit of speech/occupational therapy since April 2006 but has only had intensive ABA therapy since August of 2008. At the time of...

Chris Whalen Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
California
Chris is a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst specializing in autism and related disorders. She received her PhD at U.C. San Diego and did her post-doctoral fellowship at U.C.L.A. She most recently worked at the U.W. Autism Center as the Early STAART Treatment and Training director. She has more than 10 years experience in research and clinical practice with children with...

Fairyfanatic

California
I have been dealing with chronic back pain for 21 years. I have a seizure disorder that at the present is mostly under control unless I get very stressed. I have been diagnosed in the past 2 years with spinal arthritis and this just adds to the pain that I've had for years. I'm now dealing with weight loss that I really can't afford to lose. I think that it may have something to do with the fact...

Dr. David Jernigan Facebook

Wichita, Kansas
Author, researcher and Physician Director at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. Over time, due to patient referrals and successes, we have become specialized in the healing of...

ACHS

Portland, Oregon
Dorene Petersen, President and Founder of the American College of Healthcare Sciences, holds a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from Otago University, New Zealand, a Diploma in Natural Therapeutics from the South Pacific College of Natural Therapies in Auckland, New Zealand, and is a certified acupuncturist with specialized training in Chinese herbal medicine and moxibustion. In addition...

Jim Gerl Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
A fresh look at special education law-mostly in understandable English. Jim Gerl is a consultant for a number of state education agencies, and he is a frequent speaker on special ed law topics. He has presented at many national and regional conferences, and he has given interviews for numerous publications. He's also a due process hearing officer and mediator for a number of states.

BearTwinsMom Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Somewhere, Michigan
I'm a stay-at-home mom of fraternal twin boys, plus I attend graduate school (special education and reading.) I also have clinical depression, and I deal with it daily. One of my twins has high functioning autism/Asperger's Syndrome. I'm interested in the connection between depression and having a child/children with special needs. Each day I try to do better than the last. My blog is a...

Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven

LaPine, Oregon
I am Mom to Billy Ray, who became our son at 15 months of age, and is now 26 years old.  It has been quite a journey.  He is without a doubt my best teacher.  The things I have learned for and from him are shared in my blogs and websites and in Parenting Your Complex Child (AMACOM Books 2006) and Parenting An Adult with Disabilities or Special Needs (January 2009). For a...

FrancesRen Health Maven

Buenos Aires, Argentina
       Frances Ren Wellness Center is a space for practitioners and patients to exchange knowledge, promote unity in practitioners and make TCM more accessible. 

Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven

Grand Blanc, Michigan
Biography I am Dr. Hal Sommerschield. I have my Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University. I also have a BA degree from the University of Michigan, a B.D. degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and a M.A. degree from Michigan State University. I decided to become a psychologist after taking a high school class, which introduced me to Sigmund Freud's theories....