Autism Biomedical Treatment Grant Applications Available Now

by | Nov 18, 2009 | Autism Spectrum News, Featured, NEWS | 5 comments


Generation RescueApplications for the second round of Generation Rescue’s Rescue Family grant program are available now on the Generation Rescue web site.

The program is available for children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and who have not yet started any biomedical treatment. Grant recipients are given vitamins, supplements, DAN! doctor visits, guidance in implementing biomedical treatment and a gluten- and casein- free diet. Families are asked to document their children’s progress during the program.

If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, you are not eligible to apply.

Has your child seen a Defeat Autism Now (DAN!) doctor before?
Has your child received private lab testing from Great Plains, Doctors Data, or Metametrix? For a stool analysis or an organic acid test?
Has your child been on anti-fungal or anti-viral therapy?
Does your family make over the median income for your zip code?
Does your child currently take any supplements other than fish oil?

For more information about the Rescue Family grant program or to obtain an application, visit the Generation Rescue web site. New information will continue to be posted there as details develop. Applications must be received by Dec. 10, 2009.


  • Earthwalker is the username that PT founder Julie Genser created for her online interactions so many years ago when first creating Planet Thrive.

    Julie's (Earthwalker's) life was derailed over twenty years ago when she had a very large organic mercury exposure after she naively used a mouth thermometer to measure the temperature of just-boiled milk while making her very first pizza at home. The mercury instantly expanded into a gas form and exploded out the back of the thermometer right into her face. Unaware that mercury was the third most neurotoxic element on Earth, Julie had no idea she had just received a very high dose of a poisonous substance.

    A series of subsequent toxic exposures over the next few years -- to smoke from two fires (including 9/11), toxic mold, lyme disease, and chemical injuries -- caused catastrophic damage to her health. While figuring out how to survive day-to-day, and often minute-to-minute, she created Planet Thrive to help others avoid some of the misdiagnoses and struggles she had experienced.

    She has clawed her way over many health mountains to get to where she is today. She is excited to bring the latest iteration of Planet Thrive to the chronic illness community.

    In 2019, Julie published her very first cookbook e-book called Low Lectin Lunches (+ Dinners, Too!) after discovering how a low lectin, gluten free diet was helping manage her chronic fascia/muscle pain.

5 Comments

  1. earthwalker

    It’s amazing to me that the autism community is mirroring the EI community but neither seems aware of it. Very similar causes (a variety of environmental injuries), similar symptoms (gut, viral/bacterial infections, brain damage, social issues, chemical and electrical and other sensitivities, etc), and similar treatments (gluten/casein free diet, sauna, supplements to treat imbalances and infections, brain exercises, avoidance of chemicals etc), and even similar physicians – e.g. Dr. Yasko, Dr. Klinghardt, Dr. Buttar, etc.

    The big difference being that the autism community has more funding, more doctors, more activism due to the ‘angry mom army’ working tirelessly to save their kids.

    Where are our advocates? Aren’t we fighting for the same things? Can we join together and unite in our efforts? This is my question to both communities. We are all part of the same problem, and the same solution.

  2. Michael Roland Williams

    I’m with you you Julie! We’re about to release the DVD to Black Mold Exposure and we have a program to help fund causes, ANY cause, and I can’t find an organization that helps EI folks like this one.

  3. Joyce

    Hey Julie, this is a great find. You go girl. Hugs Joyce Michael is there any organizations that help people with lyme and co infections,Pyrroluria,Heavy metal toxic? I also have EI.There are so many of us that have lost everything.I am grateful I received Medicare medi-cal but everything is pretty much out of pocket. That DVD sounds good. Can you get it into theaters?

  4. Jeny

    I thought the EI people were all aware that Autism is a form of EI. I subscribe to Age of Autism and always read any Autism news with interest, knowing that it all applies to me as well. I do wish ALL the different symptom* groups of EI would realize that’s exactly what they are, come together, and fight for chemical, pharma, health care, food, environmental, and housing regulations (what did I leave out?… oh yes and respect, validation, and benefits for all who need it)

    *I can barely stand to hear all these things being called “diseases” now that I see them all as symptoms of toxic overload and malnutrition… MCS, CFS, fibromyalgia, cancer, Autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety (all “mental” illness), PTSD, IBS, allergies, asthma, learning disabilities, obesity, diabetes, MS, auto-immune diseases, alzheimer’s… you name it, there is an environmental contributor. Come on people, get it together. Are any of our advocates working to win over members of other groups? I have had this daydream of starting a non-profit whose mission is simply to educate OTHER non-profits about EI and how their disease/cause fits in, and have everyone join together in our fight against the things that are making us ALL ill (and the powers that are attacking our doctors and all others who support us).

    Of course you know the Autism community itself is divided… those like Generation Rescue, who are aware of the toxic causes of Autism, are a world away from, say, Autism Speaks.

  5. Kay

    Excuse my lack of knowledge here, but I came across this site via a seach for lyme treatment by Dr Klinghardts.
    Jeny, you stated Autism is a form of EI. what exactly is EI? I am a mother of a child with Autism and as a single parent, you barely have time to attend to all the needs of a child with Autism, hence many times parents like myself only become aware of associations with Autism by continous digging.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like…

empowering the environmental illness community