What is Autism?
Autism is defined as a developmental disorder that affects three main areas.
- Produces repetitive or stereotyped behavior
Most often, the child presents with normal development in the first months of life, and then at about 1-3 years of age the child loses language, visual contact, and socialization skills.
Autism can present in degrees of severity and for these reasons, it has been divided into three types: I, II, and III. It can be associated with other genetic conditions. Traditional recommended treatments consist of therapy and medication.
Traditional Autism Therapies & Treatments
- Speech Therapy – Helps your child learn language and speech skills for their everyday communication
- Occupational Therapy – Helps your child learn to do day-to-day activities like brushing their hair, eating independently, improve motor skills, and learning positive behaviors.
- Sensory Therapy – Involves exercises that engage all 5 senses to expose your child to sensory stimulation which helps children learn to adapt and react to different sensations and situations.
- Physical Therapy – Works with the patient's gross motor skills, balance, and coordination.
- Psychological Therapy – Works with emotional maturity, behavior modification, family dynamics, etc.
- ABA – Applied Behavioral Analysis – Therapeutic modality that stimulates the development of skills encourages learning as a response to repetitions and positive reinforcement.
Autism treatment has improved significantly in the last 10 years.
Important research has been done and other alternatives of treatments have been developed.
the win difference
WIN offers a comprehensive evaluation where we identify the medical and neurological issues that cause developmental disorders. From there, we will identify and use an alternative treatment for autism, no matter which type. Holistic autism includes evaluations and treatments include:
- Comprehensive Avant Garde Genetic and Metabolic Evaluation (Genetic Testing, Food sensitivities, Heavy metals, etc.)
- Neurotransmitter production, Gut/brain dysfunction, Nutrient deficiency, Diet evaluation, etc.)
- Comprehensive Neurodevelopmental Evaluation (Primitive Reflexes, Central Auditory Processing, etc.)
- Integrative / Functional Medicine
- Nutrigenomic / Epigenomics
- Traditional medicine treatments
- Franceschi Method TM therapeutic sessions: Our exclusive individualized protocol of treatments
- Integrated Listening System
- Hyperbaric Chamber Treatment
The parents are an integral part of the treatment process with the purpose of helping them become knowledgeable in their child’s condition and learn how to help improve their condition. We work with families and caregivers so that they feel empowered and motivated. We educate parents and caregivers on how to provide the best support and care for loved ones in their day-to-day life.
At WIN, we are devoted to changing lives through our holistic autism treatment for both children and adults.
In order to help our patients become winners, failure is not an option for us. Contact us today to request a consultation to get started on an individualized and holistic autism treatment plan.
What Our Patients Say
I feel so fortunate to have found WIN! It is so refreshing to have a physician offer you hope for solutions and treatment options- and not just hand you a diagnosis. I wish all medicine was practiced in the way that Dr. Baez-Franceschi operates her practice.Each step of the plan is personally designed and catered to the patient proven by scientific testing. I really appreciate that Dr. Franceschi is a board certified pediatrician with impressive training and yet is also an advocate of homeopathic…Read More Testimonials
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I can say my son Jarrell has been blessed to start Franceschi Method therapeutic treatment. Jarell was a child who could not make simple sentences to communicate, and frequently would get sick with Asthma (from 4 weeks, one week he was ok). Immediately, I started in in Star Kids Club (now known as Wellness Institute of Neurodevelopment) and the treatment he started gluten, casein, and lactose free diet. I can say with certainty that my son now socializes better with friends in school, speaks much…Read More Testimonials
Doctor Carmen Baez: “The word “Thank you” does not satisfy our great feeling of gratitude to you. You accompanied and guided us wisely thru the path of good health, is something that we are and will be always grateful. Your vision of life and of medicine take you out of the field of “Pediatrics” and placed you at the level of “mentor”. Thanks to your professionalism our daughters have developed the best way possible. We have never had an experience so satisfying and enriched with a…Read More Testimonials
Para nosotros fue una gran experiencia en la cual vimos un gran desarrollo en nuestro hijo. Todo el equipo es fantastico y agradable. Johani logró hacer una gran compenetración con Carlos X, siendo esta una de las claves para el exito de esta terapia. Desde el primer mes vimos un desarrollo en su memoria, interacción con las personas, y el habla. El equipo estudió con nosotros mano a mano en el proceso de empezar en la escuela en su 1er grado. Fueron de gran ayuda y una de las pieza clave en…Read More Testimonials
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Other Conditions We treat
WIN Wellness Institute of Neurodevelopment clinic is among the few in the world with interest of being a center of advanced investigation and treatment and one of the first pediatric clinics of integrity medicine in Puerto Rico. In our offices, we offer our patients the necessary services to identify and treat the different conditions that affect us today.
At the Wellness Institute of Neurodevelopment, we have been successfully treating children and adults with ADHD for the last 12 years using holistic ADHD treatments, oftentimes treating ADHD without medication.Explore ADD/ADHD/CAPD
Speech Delay is one of the most common symptoms initially identified in children.Explore Speech Delay
Dyslexia is a learning problem where the eyes have difficulty understanding letters, numbers, etc. when they read or when they hear them. It is a decoding problem.Explore Dyslexia
The common denominator in all these conditions is that the body attacks itself. The early signs of an autoimmune disorder vary and may present as fatigue, achy muscles, low-grade fever, among other symptoms.Explore Autoimmune Disorders
Neurological disorders are defined as illnesses that affect the brain, nerves, or spinal cord.Explore Neurological Disorders
Gastrointestinal disorders refer to diseases that affect the digestive system.Explore Gastrointestinal Disorders
A brain injury is caused by damage to the brain that results in a change of the brain's neuronal activity which disrupts the normal function of the brain.Explore Brain Injuries
The Wellness Institute of Neurodevelopment believes that if you want to live at your greatest you have to be as healthy as possible. It is the key to perform at your highest capacity.Explore Anti-aging
Athletic & Academic Excellence Program
The Athletic and Academic Excellence Program is designed to maximize the performance, potential, and skills of already outstanding individuals.Explore Athletic & Academic Excellence Program