SIDNEY MacDONALD BAKER, MD
May 15-17, 2009
Big Sur, California
Spend a weekend at Esalen with Dr. Baker,
Former Director of the Gesell Institute
of Human Development, co-founder of DefeatAutism Now! and co-author of Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments, and practicing physician.
Treating the Unique Child: Private Options, Public Policy and the Autism Spectrum will be an intelligent conversation leading to the ultimate question faced by parents, teachers, physicians, therapists: “Have we done everything we can for this child? ”
This is a question Dr. Baker learned to ask in Nepal in 1959 when he apprenticed with Dr. Edgar Miller during a year off from his Yale undergraduate education. This question should concern those entrusted with public policy, where one-size-fits-all approaches is in direct contrast with the fundamental law of Nature: that each living organism is unique. Individuality has practical clinical implications, and demands a tailored approach the individual, not a standard protocol.
The following relevant issues will form the basis for the symposium with Dr. Baker:
Six rules for preventing autism. And why…
Seven top treatment options for my child. And why…
Lab tests: which, when, and why.
What lessons have we learned from the children who recover?
How does the language of name-it, blame-it, and tame-it prescription pad medicine affect clinical decisions?
And other questions that you bring to the conversation as parents, practitioners and policy makers.
Enrollment is limited. Please reserve early
Reservations can be made on-line at www.esalen.org.