Mark and Jenny were concerned when their first-born child wouldn't make eye contact, walked on his tiptoes, and didn’t talk. At the age of three, he was diagnosed with autism, which sent Mark into a deep depression. He wondered if his son would ever graduate from high school or drive a car. In addition, having an autistic child became incredibly isolating as friends found their child’s behavior disruptive. But ultimately, the entire family found hope and strength to move forward.
About Today's Guests: Mark and Jenny Shaffer
Mark Shaffer serves as the community relations manager for Christian talk radio station KWVE-FM in Southern California. He and his wife, Jennifer, have been happily married for 27 years. Their eldest son was diagnosed with severe autism when he was three years old. Through much hard work and prayer, along with diet and biomedical interventions, their son is now a high-functioning autistic adult.
Dr. Jerry Kartzinel is a board-certified pediatrician and a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Kartzinel specializes in the recovery of neuro-immune developmental and chronic neuro-inflammatory diseases and hormonal dysfunctions. After receiving his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in pediatric medicine while serving in the Air Force. Following Operation Desert Storm, Dr. Kartzinel practiced general pediatrics in private practice for 10 years until his fourth child was diagnosed with autism.
Helping and Preventing Autism book by Dr. Kartzinel
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