Autism 101 presented by Dr. Sonya Doherty ND

 Autism Spectrum Disorder consists of neurological symptoms but also physiological symptoms that cause discomfort and pain. These symptoms are medical and medical symptoms should be assessed and treated. 

Some physiological symptoms appear neurological. One example of a neurological symptom is head banging. There are those on the Autism Spectrum who have reported severe head pain that is so painful that the head banging gives an altered pain sensation. 

 Biomedical aspects of autism include the dysfunction in the digestive system with altered flora, imbalance in neurotransmitters, and lowered levels of antioxidants.

Continuing education credits

This course provides 6 category A credits from CONO in Ontario

Useful Resources to learn more about this life changing treatment approach. 

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • Lecture 1 Autism 101- Overview

    • Lecture 1 Autism 101 Video

    • Intro to Autism 101- Notes part 1

    • Biomedical aspects to autism notes part 2

  • 2

    Lecture 2 Autism 101

    • Lecture 2- Autism 101 video

    • Methylation and Genetics notes

    • Toxicity and cell danger response notes

  • 3

    Lecture 3 Autism 101

    • Lecture 3 - Autism 101 video

    • Motor Planning notes

  • 4

    Lecture 4 - Autism 101

    • Lecture 4- Autism 101 - Treatment video

    • Acceptance notes

    • Treatment summary notes

    • Liam B case

About the instructor

Sonya Doherty, ND

Dr. Sonya Dohery ND has been practicing as a Naturopath since 2003, after completing her pre-medical studies at the University of Western Ontario and her post graduate naturopathic training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.  Dr. Sonya is a board certified Naturopathic doctor and member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Dr. Sonya has completed The Autism Research Institute’s Level I and II Defeat Autism Now! training, providing her with the research and expertise necessary to help every child reach their developmental potential.  DAN doctors are trained to help treat children with autism as well as other neurodevelopmental disorders. Biomedical treatment is extremely important to Dr. Sonya, both as a mother and as a professional.  She is committed to staying current on research and treatments that can benefit children with developmental concerns.  After becoming a DAN doctor,  she began her training with the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs.  The FMAPS education is a comprehensive training program for physicians at the forefront of medical treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. The level of mastery that MAPS fellows (FMAPS) achieve in the field of complex pediatric conditions makes them among the best-prepared practitioners in this field. Dr. Sonya is extremely passionate about biomedical treatment.  She has been practicing for over 14 years and has treated thousands of children diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders.  As the mother of 3 young children, she is dedicated to bringing the most current research and advanced treatments to her multi-disciplinary wellness clinic located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Doherty is an international speaker and lectures extensively on biomedical treatment and the prevention of autism and other developmental.  As a member of the Treat Autism faculty, she trains other health care professionals in biomedical treatment.

If you currently treat or plan on treating children or adults with ASD or ADHD you need to take this course.