"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that on in sixty-eight children have been identified with an autism spectrum disorder, making it one of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the United States. Dara Berger shares her journey of confronting and managing her son's autism diagnosis. She describes everything that went wrong with her son and everything she did differently to prevent her daughter from suffering the same fate. She interviews eight well-known ASD experts— including doctors, nutritionists, nurses and scientists— about the factors that have led to the growing epidemic of autism, each of whom offer their own unique medical perspective on the contributing factors. The book covers every detail— from the importance of mothers cleaning out their bodies preconception, through common genetic mutations that may put children at risk, to the crucial role of nutrition in prevention. As Dara Berger makes clear in this personal, informative, and authoritative book, the stakes could not be higher when it comes to autism and other childhood chronic illnesses." -- Page  of cover.