**Because of the very real threat of retribution, the collaborative authors of the following piece have chosen to remain anonymous, preferring to be attributed as The North American Anti-CD Task Force**
Greetings! There are many books relating to autism in print and online for people to read. I will focus on just one: Healing the Symptoms known as Autism, by Kerri Rivera and Kimberly McDaniel, two US-born sisters who are currently living in Mexico. (1)(2)
Kerri and Kimberley claim that a series of drastic interventions will cure autism. These include dietary changes, taking supplements, and a series of drastic and dangerous alleged therapies. Central to their claims is administering chlorine dioxide (ClO2, commonly referred to as CD) orally and by enema. CD is an artificial chemical manufactured for use as a bleaching agent in industry and to sterilize surfaces and equipment. It is not approved as a food additive or as a medicine of any kind, and is classed as a toxin. As a result, this book’s dramatic claims deserve to be examined not just for validity but for safety. According to this book, autism can be "cured"! (3) However, science makes it clear that autism is a genetic difference and therefore "NOT CURABLE". I know, two opposing statements... two opposing opinions.
I will present compelling evidence (and some common sense) to reveal why this book’s improbable claims should not be taken seriously. Science, human biology, and evidence showing what damage could be done to the human body and the environment are what should be taken seriously.