Mendability: Home-based Autism Therapy, Clinically Validated

New, Home-based

Clinically Validated

Autism Therapy

*Read the article in Behavioral Neuroscience about it.

Noticeable results
right away

• 69% of our users report progress in the first two to three weeks

• Over half of those users report progress in communication and social skills

*Patent Pending

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Real, lasting changes

Sensory enrichment therapy eases the symptoms of autism.

Most parents report improvement right away, with substantial, long-term results happening over time.

The program is part of a journey that places your child on a path for continual success—even after the treatment is finished.

We’ve seen that it works best when the parent(s) commit the time to do the therapy persistently and when the child finds a way to collaborate. Figuring out this balance will take time, but explaining the purpose of the exercises to your child can help.

Even though some children won’t, or can’t, acknowledge their understanding, they will feel your attempt to connect. Once the child starts to feel results and can comprehend why he or she is doing the therapy, the routine will become enjoyable.

Is it real?

A clinical trial at the University of California, Irvine, approved by the Institutional Review Board, studied the effectiveness of sensory enrichment as a therapy for autism.

Read the article in Behavioral Neuroscience and the press release from the American Psychological Association about it.

You are the key

This is your chance to take control of your child’s therapy and to play a vital role in your child’s development.

As you engage in sensory exercises with your child and spend time together, you will feel the emergence of a strong, new connection. Many parents report feeling a sense of fulfillment and pride, and their child can feel it too.

Perhaps one of the most rewarding experiences parents are reporting is their child’s increased ability to experience and exhibit spontaneous happiness.

Sensory enrichment exercises

The Mendability database contains over 500 exercises, ranging from smelling a pleasant aroma to walking blindfolded on a textured mat, with a range of sensory motor experiences in between.

Yes, some of the exercises seem silly, but in actuality, they allow us to stimulate the brain with precision.

Sensory Enrichment Exercises for Autism

A good example of one of these games is: Multitexture Walk holding a bear. Watch the video to learn why we use it.

Sensory enrichment doesn’t fix the brain, it strengthens it

With more connections your brain is a lot stronger and able to do a lot more

Until recently, it was believed that the brain could not change after the first few years of life.

But new research has shown that the brain has the ability to change—grow new neural pathways and synapses—at any stage of life. This process is known as brain plasticity.

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine believe that brain plasticity can be triggered by sensory enrichment.

So, we have developed an easily accessible sensory enrichment therapy you can do at home.

As brain plasticity is activated, the brain’s resiliency increases.

With the help of our personalized sensory enrichment therapy, the brain plasticity is then channeled to the areas that have the capacity to compensate for the maladaptive behavior.

The result is a brain that can adapt to change easily and compensate for any difficulty or stress, while retaining the innate characteristics that make your child so remarkable.

Our brain profiling process

Our proprietary software is based on the same mathematical structure used in Artificial Intelligence, re-engineered specifically for use in the selection of sensory enrichment exercises.

The algorithm links a series of 301 questions through multiple levels of factors and weights to 18 categories of brain function (olfactory, tactile, vision, etc.).

Based on the test responses, our software…  Read more >

Powerful brain mapping

Most autism treatments only take your child’s brain strengths and weaknesses into consideration. Mendability goes a step further and also considers where the brain is actually ready to be healed.

Every time you take a test*, the results show us where the brain is going.

We just have to listen and follow.

*Tests do not require the child to be present.

Mendability uses a simplified brain model to treat autism

Software intelligent enough to be personal

Because of the neural network structure, the system is very robust in handling the subjective and general nature of the questions you see in the tests. It is always adapting to your child’s brain and your child’s progress.

Mendability is also built with enough smarts to ensure that:

• The exercises are just right – not too hard, not too easy
• The worksheets don’t take too long
• The exercises don’t require expensive equipment
• The exercises are well balanced between repetition and new concepts

A typical day

Each Mendability exercise is either a “brain booster” or a “brain builder.”

Brain booster exercises take less than a minute to complete and are done multiple times throughout the day. Brain building sessions are done twice a day and take only 10 minutes to complete.

Full-time schoolMorning schoolAt home all dayFull-time daycareetc.

AM

Brain builder early morning (10min.)
Brain booster before leaving (1min.)

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PM

Brain booster around snack time (1min.)
Brain builder after dinner (10min.)
• Bedtime routine (15min.)

AM

Brain builder early morning (10min.)
Brain booster before leaving (1min.)

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PM

Brain booster around 2 (1min.)
Brain booster around snack time (1min.)
Brain builder after dinner (10min.)
• Bedtime routine (15min.)

AM

Brain builder after breakfast (10min.)
Brain booster around 10 (1min.)
Brain booster after lunch (1min.)

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PM

Brain booster around 2 (1min.)
Brain booster around snack time (1min.)
Brain builder after dinner (10min.)
• Bedtime routine (15min.)

AM

Brain builder early morning (10min.)
Brain booster before leaving (1min.)

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PM

Brain booster early evening (1min.)
Brain builder after dinner (10min.)
• Bedtime routine (15min.)

 

About timing:

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• Spread the brain boosters evenly throughout the day.
• Leave a few hours between both brain-building sessions.

On crazy days, just do what you can.

*These are only examples of how a typical day of Mendability could go. You may arrange your day however it works best for you.

What to expect

Even though each child progresses at his/her own pace, most parents notice changes in mood and behavior right away.

Initially, it might appear that your child is going through what some parents call “an emotional storm,” while your child adjusts to the new program.

As your child develops new skills and awareness, he/she may try to re-test boundaries and push the limits of certain behaviors. This is a normal developmental process most children go through.

As you and your child go through this journey together it will lead to long-lasting results including improved scores on autism assessments (ADOS test or similar) and even an increase in IQ*. *now in clinical trial

You’ll always be connected

We’re confident that you already have what it takes to succeed, but we hope you will want to involve us in your therapy. We have a wealth of experience that we are eager to share with you.

There are also many parents like you currently doing Mendability that you can connect with on our online forum.

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Would you like to try?

Remember that we have a 30-day satisfaction guarantee program. Our goal is for you to be successful. Our team of coaches is there to help you adapt the therapy to your circumstances. If you are not satisfied you can just cancel. You are entitled to receive a refund during that period.

What if the 30 days are up? No problem. There’s an easy-to-find “cancel membership” button in your account. Cancel any time and we’ll immediately stop the charges.

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129 thoughts on “Mendability: Home-based Autism Therapy, Clinically Validated

    1. Kim Post author

      Yes, Rebecca, you can access Mendability wherever you have access to the Internet. This is a program that you access to do therapy at home with your child.

      For support and training, you’ll want to make arrangements with your assigned coach/therapist to work around the time difference. We have several families in Australia doing Mendability at the moment. The best time usually is in the morning for you, which is the afternoon for us.

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  1. Lenka Štecherová

    Hi, I have twince wit autism (3,5year) and I have a three questions. First – If I understood well the price is no higher for two children?? Second – how long does it take to you prepare the program according to questionnaire?? I thinkink to start in summer holliday when the nursery is closed, how long in advance should I ask you to send me the questionnaire?? And third – I’ve tried to get the smell but it looks like that to one of them stinks everything, is this possible and how to solve it in your program??

    Thanks for answers in advance and I’m sorry for my english!

    KR,

    Lenka Štecherová

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    1. Kim Post author

      Hi Lenka,

      The program is generated automatically and you can access it almost instantly. Then you should work with your Mendability therapist to adapt the exercises to your children. You can discuss with them the issues you are having with smelling.

      Except for the first two weeks when we start everyone pretty much the same way, each one of your twins will get a unique set of exercises. Each of them will respond differently and go in different directions with their progress.

      And yes, the price includes up to 4 children.

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  2. Marianne

    Hello Kim,

    I am a single mother to two teens one who is 16 and diagnosed with many things including classic HFA and PTSD. My son is very capable of many typical things however one of his main experiences is internal sensations which cause him to become self destructing to himself. He becomes highly agitated, frustrated and angry. He also is challenged in social settings particularly with his peers of which he has no friends.

    I have had him experience some brainwave technology system which worked wonders on certain aspects of his thinking and behaviours. Currently his experiences are predominantly sensory stimulated and although he can dress himself and even cook simple meals he takes 2-3 times longer than a neurotypical teen.

    I do not expect you to know if your treatment will help him, however I am wondering if the free 30 day trial is the Lite program or the more intensive one?

    Thank you,
    Marianne

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    1. Marianne

      I’m sorry I see now it’s not a free 30 day trial but a money back guarantee…so I would imagine it depends on which level I was to sign up for? I kind of answered my own question :-)

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      1. Kim Post author

        The money back guarantee is kind of like a free trial. :-)

        You will see within the first few weeks whether Mendability is a good fit.

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    2. Linda

      Marianne,
      My daughter was 19, with four diagnosis including Asperger’s, when we began. We had the personalized program and saw results *very* quickly. A year later, she is happier than she has ever been and planning her future (which will not include a disability allowance or assisted living).

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  3. Nina Nohejlova

    Dear friends,
    I recently saw an amazingly impactfull Ted talk about mendability. I saw every possible video and have read every article I could find. I am still amazed how simple or I come from Czech republic and to most people English is not available. Do you do something like “professional training” for practitioners or is it possible to cooperate with you in translating some manuals or website to czech? thank you very much,best regards. Nina

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  4. Sandra

    I have a 6.5 year old son who has a diagnosis of SPD. We also strongly suspect that he has ADHD as well. Can Mendability help with this? Some of our biggest areas of struggle are his impulsivity, attention/distractibility, and of course his sensory-seeking behaviors.

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    1. Kim Post author

      Obviously, being blind means we will have fewer protocols to play with, but Mendability® is built to handle that. :-) When you fill out the profile questionnaire for your child, indicate in the appropriate field that he has no use of his vision. As far as the therapy being effective, the best way is to try and find out. In theory it should.

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  5. Wendy Swann

    My daughter Shelby is 21 now. How is this program built for someone at that age? Her wheels are spinning and she is like stuck in the mud.

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    1. Kim Post author

      Hi Wendy,

      The Mendability® program will pick out the best Sensory Enrichment protocols for her. What you and your Mendability coach will have to work on is adapt the delivery of these protocols, turn them into exercises that she will be interested in doing either with you or to herself.

      The instructions that you will get are designed for parents who have younger kids. There are parents of young adults on the program right now who can share their tips with you on the parent forum.

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  6. svetlana

    hello, Interested in your program – couldn’t find any information on who the author is – there is no reference to any names – and which research it is based on? thank you

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  7. Marilee Williams

    My granddaughter lives in Oregon. Are there programs at Oregon Health and Sciences for this therapy? My daughter is on a fixed income due to health disability and can not afford the monthly cost as she is on the Oregon Health Plan for low income folks. I watched the video and was impressed. Sierra was born 25 1/2 weeks showed no developmental problems until about 18 months old then she began having night terrors, melt downs where would have to show her a mirror so she could see herself. Then she would calm down.

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    1. Kim Post author

      I recommend applying for a scholarship via TACA, one of our partners. http://www.tacanow.org/about-taca/programs-services/mendability-scholarship/

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  8. Lesley

    Diagnosed with NLD / gifted talented at age 9, now 16yrs old and recently diagnosed with PDD NOS. We increasingly see more autistic like symptoms- including rocking and pacing and repetitive hand gestures, and ADD like behavior as well as anxiety. He is embarassed by some of his mvmts and he wonders how he will fit in as a productive working adult.

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  9. Laura

    My son is 12 and has high functioning autism. He struggles with mood control and social cues. I have worked with autistic children before as well and would love to apply this from of therapy. Is this a franchise? Do you hire people? How can I get involved or even trained?

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    1. Kim Post author

      We are currently hiring. We are looking for Occupational therapists with a MSc degree or PhD. If you are interested, I would gladly review your application. Simply apply here:

      https://www.ziprecruiter.com/job/Sensory-Enrichment-Therapist-aspects-common-w-Occupational-Therapy/610e73eb/

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  10. Malena

    Hello Kim and people from mendAbility:

    I have a 5 year old sweet girl with Autism. I’ve been doing a sensory program called creatingsuperkids, and I have started a Son rise Program for her. And both have had good results, such us, she say more single words and some combination phrases, she is calmer, and better eye contact, and enjoyed playing in the playroom we have at home for us (she and me). However, at school she is not paying to much attention, the teachers said she need to improve her joint attention, so they would start giving to her speech therapy. What I think is that they dont know how to get her attention, because I’ve gotten much more words from her than them in a special education classroom. Therefore, I think a home-based program is the best for here. It is just I would like to have a sense of what the activities of mendability look like and If Lucia will allow me to do it, because Im having difficulties to get her do the sensory activities of the creatingsuperkids program. May you explain me more about it, do you think it will help my daughter? Do you have a trial period?

    Thanks very much, I will appreciate your answer,

    God bless you for your work.

    Malena

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    1. Kim Post author

      Hi Malena,

      There are a couple of exercises demonstrated on this site (one on this home page and another on the “How it Works” page). Of course they are only 2 out of the hundreds of exercises in our database, but I feel they give a good representation of the kinds of short sensory activities your child will do.

      With Sensory Enrichment therapy, you do 3 or 4 of these protocols together in a session and you try to do two sessions every day for a couple of weeks. Then it’s time to get new exercises, which you do again every day for a couple of weeks. And so on, for as long as you want.

      I imagine you will want to keep doing Sensory Enrichment therapy for as long as it gives you results. Cooperation is a big factor as well. It’s hard to continue with a therapy when your child is not interested.

      Our job is to support you in your efforts with this program. We support hundreds of parents across the globe with their sensory enrichment exercises. There is also the members’ forum where you can talk with another parent doing Mendability®. There are lots of parents going through what you are going through. I am sure that between us and the other parents, we can come up with an idea that will help your daughter.

      The best is to try it. The first month is 100% refundable. After that is month to month.

      Joint attention is something that Sensory Enrichment is good at, by the way. :-)

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  11. Mary Jeanne

    Hi! Does sensory enrichment therapy work for children who have already shown significant progress with other therapies? My 4 year old son was diagnosed with severe autism 2 years ago, but after 2 1/2 years of DIR/Floortime therapy he has amazing improvements in language, engagement, joint attention, imaginative play skills, and more. I am interested in Mendability therapy, but I want to know if it is recommended for a child who is doing so well with other therapies.
    My son has already achieved many of the benefits that I have read in the parent testimonials. I hope you answer this question for me. I am very interested in a therapy that appears to have no negative side and is very affordable, compared to other therapies for autism. Thank you.

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    1. Kim Post author

      This is an interesting question, Mary Jeanne. My first inclination would be to keep going with a therapy that is giving me the results I am looking for. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” When the improvements start to slow down, then I would start looking at a different therapy model. Sensory Enrichment therapy was shown in clinical trials to be effective in older children, so you could bookmark Mendability for later?

      Having said all of that, one of our missions is to solve the financial problem of treating children with autism and so I understand that the low cost of Mendability makes it an attractive program. We did design Mendability so that you would not need to do any other therapy on top of it, but again, if you have found a good combination that is already helping your son to be happier, more comfortable in his own skin, etc, then why not stick to it?

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      1. Mary Jeanne

        Thank you Kim. I appreciate you answering so quickly. Many parents choose a core therapy for their child’s therapy program and then add additional therapies to address specific issues such as speech, OT, sensory integration, therapeutic listening, etc. The core of our program is the DIR/Floortime model. It is a developmental relationship therapy that helps children to relate, communicate, and think. DIR, Developmental Individual difference Relationship model, is meant to work in conjunction with other therapies, but still within the framework of DIR. We have used other therapies within the framework of DIR to address sensory integration. I am curious to know if sensory enrichment therapy would be a good option for addressing sensory processing issues. My son is doing so well, but he still has a limited diet and moderate sensory issues.

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        1. Kim Post author

          Yes, one of the things Sensory Enrichment does well is help the brain process sensory inputs more easily. Once the world makes more sense, a lot of barriers related to anxiety will come down. I imagine that this is why the kids on the program start to eat normally after doing Sensory Enrichment therapy.

          But solving the sensory processing issue may not be all that he needs to start eating. Maybe he is not eating because his brain is not ready or able to digest. What Sensory Enrichment can do to help with digestion is by helping to regulate brain Serotonin levels, which as you know, is connected to the digestive system’s Serotonin production as well.

          Sensory Enrichment and in particular the tool we built to help you do it at home, is made to know where to help the brain and at what time, in order to produce the best recovery schedule we can. And so if the brain wants to fix digestion first, then it will use the increase in brain plasticity to take care of that area of life. As you report improvement in your son, our system will be able to draw a map of where the brain is the most active in terms of repair and you will get the best exercises with the best likelihood of supporting that particular area the brain is working on. Two weeks later, your son will be going in a different direction.

          As you report changes, again, we will know what exercises are the best ones to give you. We let the brain sort of dictate where we go next, and we see that it is a good way to go.

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    1. Travis Azzopardi

      Me too!Single dad to my SEVERLY autistic 26yr.old son.Some interesting research into Medical marihuana & autism.YouTube”Boy given Medical marijuana to control violent autistic symptoms”or go to www.Alexneedshelp.com!FAIR WARNING:the YouTube stuff on Alex Echols(boy given Med bud on YouTube & Alexneedshelp.com)IS GRAPHIC and HARD TO WATCH,w/o CRYING!If you want to exchange info & ideas,my email address is:[email protected] I think it’s important for parents of autistics to talk to each other cause nobody knows our kids like WE DO!!Never know when you might help someone!?!Or,be helped!?!

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  12. Art

    I really like this page. I have a few family members who have autism and I’m glad that there is a therapy to help those with autism.

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    1. Kim Post author

      Call anytime. Or post your questions here. We would be glad to clarify or expand where we can.

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  13. Stephanie

    i would love to try it but it is way too expensive right now. i dont understand why things that are ment to help our children cost so much. its just frustrating for us parents that live with this on a daily basis and are trying to make ends meet trying to help our children while keeping a roof over there heads and food in their stomachs.

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    1. John Camobell

      I don’t think that it is expensive. First, it takes a lot of money to develop and run a professional website like this (not to mention the years it must have taken to develop the therapy). Second, they provide really good support. You can call them anytime and they are always friendly and helpful. Third, the results are amazing. I guess my third point should really be the first point…

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      1. Wendy S.

        Expensive is relative to what you are earning and what you are already paying for. Of course it is expensive to develop all these things. You are sort of assuming that the previous person just doesn’t want to spend money she has when many times we are living paycheck to paycheck and there is no extra money. Most, if not all of us didn’t “plan” for special needs children. We don’t own houses we can mortgage, we own one car that is so old it is being held together with rope and epoxy. We don’t have cable, etc. Add in a special diet and it can be tight for some.

        Just saying, have some compassion for those who have once again found something that they want to try but then look at the price and once again have to walk away. Many times we go to our private place and have a cry because there is so much we would do if money were no object.

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        1. Kim Post author

          Thank you John and Wendy. I think both of you summed up the reality of the situation really well. Yes, it was and is a lot of money to bring Sensory Enrichment to families AND the monthly cost of Mendability is going to be a burden for many.

          We are going to keep working on this until everyone can do this program.

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          1. Sheila S.

            That is good to know! It looks like the government could off set some of the expenses since many of these children are or become a burden for the government! And if all the Awareness money that is being raised is not going for help things as this is proposed to be, where IS it going?

        2. Kelly

          Oh how I agree I didn’t plan to end up a single mum to a special needs child. Money I had saved to cover ‘normal’ associated costs are long gone! I am currently awaiting eviction an the lights to be turned of as we have run out of options and she now home 24/7 which led to me losing my part time job, I have no family, no respite an no support all I’d like is to give her the best chance at life yet it seems so unattainable :(

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          1. Kim Post author

            We are currently working on scholarship programs with TACA. We will have more to announce soon about making Mendability available to families who cannot afford even the current low monthly price. :-)

          2. Lottie

            I saw your post from back in August and just wanted to know how things are going with you now.
            Please reply at [email protected]
            God Bless

        3. Sheila S.

          Well said, Wendy.. I am a single Grandmother who adopted and is raising my nonverbal almost 6 year old grandchild. It’s hard enough for ME to try to work a full-time job (be a full-time father) as well as being a full-time mother at MY age! Just getting someone to care for my son while I work who can get him back and forth to school on those days is GIGANTIC-and if you add trustworthy, compassionate and nurturing to it, almost impossible!!! Money is always tight as well as time! If I had it I would be GLAD to spend it!!! These precious children are SO WORTH ANYTHING to help.

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    1. Kim Post author

      You may start the enrolment process online. Start on the pricing page, select the type of plan you would prefer and click on the buttons to get started.

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  14. Laura Hackle, OTR/L

    Interesting. I like your approach. I am an occupational therapist; I’d like to see a few of my clients use this program so I can learn more about it. Let me know when you have therapist accounts available!

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    1. Kim Post author

      Yes, a version for professional therapists is in the works. Make sure you go on our mailing list, we will announce there first when the pro version of Mendability is ready.

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  15. Lenea Gallegos

    I have a 14 year old autistic child who is having a lot of anger issues. I am interested in getting more information on this product, MendAbility

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    1. Kim Post author

      Sure, Lenea. What kind of information did you have in mind? Would you like to call and speak to one of our mentors? 1-888-579-7002.

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    1. Kim Post author

      Don’t hesitate to call when you have a question. We want to help you succeed with this new autism therapy.

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  16. Nada Al-Mulla

    Can I get the full text article about the controlled trial please? I cant access it through APA website.

    Thanks

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    1. Kim Post author

      Sorry, the rights belong to the APA, we cannot distribute the full text. I have an easier link for purchasing the article: http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2013-17639-001/

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  17. Heidi

    I think the pricing is too expensive,I have a 9 yr old child with Autism who is Non-verbal and has severe behavior problems.

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    1. Kim Post author

      We are currently working on scholarship programs with TACA. We will have more to announce soon about making Mendability available to families who cannot afford even the current low monthly price. :-)

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  18. carlie

    I would be interested to see info regarding older children and more samples of the activities.

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    1. Kim Post author

      As far as we know, the clinical trials were done on children aged 3 to 12 years old. A third study is on the roadmap that would include 1,000 individuals over a longer period of time and include older children.

      Until then all I can say is that in theory it should work for older individuals just as well as it does on children.

      With the advanced treatment plan, you get bi-weekly calls. During these calls we can look at the instructions and the exercises you get and make sure that they fit. If he is taller, etc then we may need to do the exercises differently, for example.

      Another success factor to consider is the “eagerness to get better” factor. In the second study they looked at the children’s level of interest in improving and saw a correlation there. We have observed that older children tend to understand more why they are doing therapy and that helps a lot. So, maybe we will see in the third study that older children tend to do better… We shall see.

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  19. OLGA REVOREDO

    SOUNDS REALLY NICE BUT I WONDER MY SON HAVE 30 YEARS OLD IF IS GOING TO WORK FOR HIM THANKYOU. CAN YOU LET ME NOW PLEASE!!!

    OLGA

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    1. Kim Post author

      Yes, Mendability is designed to work with adults as well. In fact, many adults respond better to this treatment when they see the effect it has one them and it motivates them.

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    1. Kim Post author

      Clinical trials were done only on children aged 3-12, but we anticipate that the same results can be applied to adults with autism. More research will show how far and how wide sensory enrichment can reach as an autism therapy.

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  20. alaina damewood

    I need to know what forms of autism this thearphy works on . Because i have a child with a specturm disorder form of austim known as trets disorder and he also suffrers from odd. I need to know if this thearphy will cover any of his areas with his forms of specturm disorders.

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    1. Kim Post author

      I would be glad to explain to you how Mendability can help your son Gabriel.

      A simple way to answer your question about which symptom our program would help alleviate would be to give you the complete list of symptoms we measure and know we can improve, but the list is more than 300-long, so I thought I would shorten it for you.

      We grouped the symptoms in the following categories:

      - Learning Abilities (Understands concepts of time, Knows colors, etc)
      - Reading Comprehension (Knows the alphabet letters, Reads with expression, etc)
      - Following Instructions (Attention span, Organizing himself for an activity, etc)
      - Sense of Reality (Talking to self, Awareness of surroundings, etc)
      - Memory (Numbers, Faces, etc)
      - Body Control (Walking, Catching with two hands, etc)
      - Fine Motor Control (Penmanship, Eye scanning, etc)
      - Eating Habits (Trying new foods, Tolerates foods textures, etc)
      - Sleeping Habits (Falls asleep right away, Falls asleep right away, etc)
      - Sensory Integration (Always takes off shoes, Sensitive to certain pitches, etc)
      - Communication (Stuttering, Can make themselves understood, etc)
      - Social Skills (Being a sore loser, Oblivious to other people in the room, etc)
      - Personal Care (Ability to dress himself, Daytime potty trained, etc)
      - Sitting Still (Can’t sit still, Pacing, etc)
      - Stimming (Flaps hands when excited, Taps, clicks, pops, sniffs, or other repeated sounds, etc)
      - Mood Stability (Regularly changes between over-enthusiastic and miserable, Thrashing, etc)
      - Seizures (Convulsions, Spaces out frequently, etc)

      Every symptom that we measure, we have a program to improve and rectify.

      When you setup a Mendability account, you will also fill out a questionnaire asking you how much of a problem you feel each that aspect of life is for Gabriel. Our proprietary system then processes your answers through a series of checks and algorithms to produce the ultimate sensory enrichment therapy worksheet.

      Each worksheet consists of a few exercises to do twice a day and one or two others that you do a few times a day. This rarely takes more than half an hour of your day.

      After a couple of weeks, Gabriel will have started to change, which warrants updating his profile. Every time you take a test, we tell you what to do to help Gabriel to grow a stronger and healthier brain.

      Sometimes it takes less than a year to repair enough symptoms that he longer needs therapy. This therapy not only helps his brain to get better, but it also gives him the tools he needs to finish the journey on his own when he reaches a certain point.

      Sensory enrichment therapy comes from the field of neuroscience called by the same name. It is also called environment enrichment sometimes. For years they have known that they can help rats recover from injuries or neurological disorders by exposing them to a richer sensory environment. Mendability is the human implementation. In just a few months it is about to get the “clinically-proven” label as the studies of the University of California get published in the journal, Behavioral Neuroscience.

      This is not a Tourette’s treatment program. It is a brain treatment program that addresses most if not all symptoms related to brain function. This includes symptoms commonly seen in disorders like Autism, Tourette’s or Obsessive Defiant Disorder.

      I hope this helps.

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      1. frances Cherry

        Confused on why you do not have an OT on staff when they are trained in this field and are the largest group to do research on this since Jean Ayers OT developed programs to study this.

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        1. Kim Post author

          Using the senses to help kids on the autism spectrum has been around for some time, you are right, but Sensory Enrichment Therapy is a brand new way of using the senses. Occupational Therapy seems to a field closely related to Sensory Enrichment therapy, especially when we look at Sensory Integration, but there are two major differentiating factors that they identified in the clinical study done by UCI. One is the systematic pairing of two sensory inputs during therapy. Pleasurable sensory stimulation can trigger the reward system in the brain, but in research (in rodents) they saw a major increase in neuroplasticity following pairing, especially when pairing olfactory and tactile stimulation. Another difference lies in the purpose of the exercises. They are designed to prompt the mechanisms of brain plasticity.

          It would make sense, like you said, to start looking at hiring Occupational Therapists to strengthen our support team. We are also looking at Speech therapists. Their training around neuroplasticity is also helpful. We have a keen interest in development pediatricians and their training on the healthy development of the brain, which is a useful perspective to have as children with the Autism Spectrum condition start to develop in new ways. We also love social workers and special ed. teachers. True angels with a big heart. One other category that I wanted to save for the end of this list (not meant to be exhaustive) the mothers of children on the spectrum, especially those currently doing Mendability. Because they saw multiple sides of the story, the desperate nights spent worrying when nothing seemed to work, the hours of work, the sacrifices made to fit in extra therapy and the bursts of hope when a new milestone is achieved.

          We can use all of these skills to support moms doing Sensory Enrichment with their children.

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  21. Fiona Stout

    Hi, I am currently working as an Autism Practitioner for Scottish Autism in Orkney. I support a young 22 year old man in his own home and within the local community. Would this programme be suitable for use with adults with Autism?

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    1. Kim Post author

      Yes, Mendability works with adults with autism as well. In fact, in many cases it works more quickly. We believe it has to do with their increased commitment to the program when they feel the benefits of the therapy.

      Of course, adults are also bigger, which means that they can be more “un-wieldy” to do the therapy with.

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  22. Tony Swift

    you should make this more affordable. we are a low income family with an autistic child and would like to see all of these so called “learning sites” realistically affordable.help should not be so expensive.

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    1. Kim Post author

      Mendability is a complete autism therapy. We are working towards offering Mendability for free (covered by insurance, etc.), but reaching that point will take time. In spite of the the costs associated with building and developing the program, we are committed to offering Mendability at a low cost, especially when compared to other evidence-based therapies.

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      1. Andrea

        Please notify me when the insurance issue is worked out. Why do I say this? I’ve been doing extensive, expensive treatments for over 10 years for my grandson. In most cases, insurance wouldn’t cover due to “investigational.” The cost would probably have put him through college. So, I would so LOVE to do this program with him, but can’t add it at this time. One of the BIG reasons I would love to add it is this: He’s now 14, he no longer is a little boy and as he grows older, I am less and less creative in ways to keep doing things that stimulate his brain. As I read the reviews and FAQ, in my thinking, it would be a great program to keep him moving forward.

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        1. Kim Post author

          Yes, Andrea. Let’s see how long it takes for insurance companies to cover this. In the meantime we are also working with associations to setup scholarships for families. We will be announcing something soon with TACA.

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  23. Annette

    Interesting indeed – is it available in australia? If we were to sign up does that mean you could contact me for the fortnightly check ups to see how it is going? Does up to 4 profiles mean up to 4 children? thank you and look forward to your reply :)

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    1. Kim Post author

      Hi, Annette!

      Yes, we reach all the way to Australia. In fact, we have connections with the Autism Advisory Support Service in Sydney. They are great people and they could help you too. They have a 24/7 hotline as well. :-)

      We can accommodate the bi-weekly check-ups pretty much any time.

      The 4 profiles, you can use them however you want. They can be for your children or anyone else that you would like to share your account with. During the check-ups we can talk about all your “profiles”.

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    1. Kim Post author

      What aspect or presentation of this autism treatment did you find offensive? We are still in the early stages. The results of the first study won’t be published in Behavioral Neuroscience for another couple of months, but would that help?

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    1. Kim Post author

      This is a good question. We are working towards offering Mendability for free (covered by insurance, etc.), but reaching that point will take time. In spite of the the costs associated with building and developing the program, we are committed to offering Mendability at a low cost, especially when compared to other evidence-based therapies.

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    2. Donna

      have a 21 yr old non verbal son with Austim, have been around the block with private expensive therapies, sometimes stopping when ins didn’t cover, but I would never expect any treatment to be free.
      would you go to a doctor and say if that antibiotic works it should be free?
      I feel for those who need a price break and am glad MendAbility is able to now offer help, but who thinks things should be free from the private sector?
      we’re about to jump on board and just grateful this is available.

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    1. Kim Post author

      Yes, the program is available in the UK. we now have two autism treatment programs to choose from:
      - the “LITE” program that lasts for 6 months with 12 generic worksheets, the exact same ones used in the randomized clinical trials run by the University of California, Irvine. This program costs USD $59/month (~£38)
      - the “ADVANCED” program that uses computer algorithms to customize the worksheets as you go along. We also schedule phone appointments every two weeks with you to make sure everything is just right. Cost = $89/month (~£58)

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  24. kenny ochota

    i was just diagnosed with aspergers syndrom or is it called autism 1 2 3 i am 48 years old can anbody figure this out for me because i cant

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    1. Kim Post author

      Sure Kenny. If you need to talk to someone, don’t hesitate the grab the phone and talk. What part of Asperger’s syndrome would you like to understand better?

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  25. Nancy

    I am a single mom with an autistic son. I cannot afford this treatment, but know my 8 yr old would benefit. I hope someday he will be able to access services. He is high functioning, so gets no help at school. He does have issues that mostly come out at home after being with his peers. It is draining sometimes though he has many wonderful qualities. I hope this will be affordable someday to someone like myself who is unemployed and struggling to provide for my son on the best of days.

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    1. Kim Post author

      We’ve started talking to insurance companies. With the clinical trials’ results we are confident they will look favorably at this breakthrough treatment for autism, especially given the price compared to the other evidence-based therapies. We’ll see how long it takes.

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  26. Sylvia

    Hi, my son is 9 years old. He is non-verbal and our biggest challenge is that he’s not potty trained yet. I’m a single unemployed mon and doubt if I can afford the treatment. If you can send me any material that could help me in any way please do.

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    1. Kim Post author

      Hi, Sylvia.

      Potty training is a bit of a misnomer. You can’t really train a child to use the potty. You can repeatedly show him what to do, but until his brain is ready for the process, it won’t do much good. Just as there is a progression in order to run–crawl, walk, run–there is a progression for a child to use the toilet. It could be possible that your son’s brain is focused on a completely different area of development and until that area is developed, his brain won’t be ready to focus on using the toilet.

      For your child to want to use the potty and do so successfully each time, he needs to feel comfortable with what the physiological prompting to use the toilet means and how to go about acting on that prompting.

      In order for him to reach that level of comfort, he needs a good mental image of himself, the ability to process tactile information accurately, and the psychological readiness for “letting go.” These are not simple jobs.

      Instead of forcing the issue and trying to coax children into using the toilet, we prefer to focus on building the “brain tools” they need to let the process happen naturally.

      The first Mendability worksheet is designed to prepare the brain for change. Later down the road, this change will translate into better connections between areas of the brain and result in an improved awareness of self.

      An example of something a Mendability worksheet could help with, in your son’s case, would be strengthening his brain’s ability to process tactile information. This is one of the keys of potty training.

      It seems like Mendability could be a helpful tool for you and your son, but if $89 or $59 a month is still beyond your reach, you should know that we’re working with organizations to offer scholarships.

      In the meantime, you may take advantage of our satisfaction guarantee program. If you are not happy with the results you get with this program, you can get a full refund within the first month, at the click of a button. No questions asked.

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    2. Sheila G.

      Sylvia, I can relate to you since I am in what seems to be the exact same position. Maybe Obama Care will pay for it, or maybe they don’t think these children DESERVE the same care as other children!

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  27. Tessa Jones

    I am very interested in this pioneering scheme if will enrich My Son’s abilitilities through autism , I will gladly do a trial

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    1. Kim Post author

      Mendability is currently using a home-based treatment model. A parent or guardian (You?) administers the treatment to the child in need of therapy. Of course, we are available to help whenever questions arise.

      You access the personalized sensory exercise plans online, but the therapy exercises are performed in your home. The online account also provides you with access to video tutorials, progress tracking tools, and a forum where parents doing the program come together to swap ideas and ask questions to one another.

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  28. Mary

    When my son was a baby to 5 years old, he screamed all night long. At that time, I had no one to tell me how to calm him. I had to rely on my own instincs! I used a baby swing and a rope to swing him all night. When I would fall asleep he would start to scream! When he got too big for the swing, my husband and I fixed a childs glider into a bed next to mine and pushed it all night long. Durning the day when he would have his ‘tantrums’ I would wrap him in a blanket and cuddle him til he calmed down. He is 23 now but on occasions when he gets anxious he will crawl up on my bed and asked to be cuddled! He now is in college and doing quite well! I believe it was the hands on holding and loving him that helped him to grow into the fine young man he is today! I don’t know what this program is about but if it teaches parents how to sacrafice and love their child I am all for it!

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    1. Kim Pomares

      Hi, Mary!

      Congratulations! You followed your instincts and did the right things for your son. You have known from the start that he needed to feel cared for, you did care and the result is now clear. Yes we promote love, gentleness and non-intrusive interventions.

      Thanks to fantastic research, we also have specific ways and techniques to help the brain mend itself efficiently.

      In fact, for your son’s anxiety, one thing you could share with him is to keep a scent in his pocket and smell as often as he can think of it, and even put a drop of aroma on his pillow at night. If he can get back rubs or back “tickles” too that would be awesome. Something happens when you pair sensory inputs that multiplies the impact of each.

      Smelling on its own will help your brain dopamine levels. Gentle touch on its own will help your brain serotonin levels. Doing both at the same time more than doubles the impact of each. I keep a spray on my desk and will squirt it occasionally during the day and use a back scratcher… :-)

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  29. jennifer myles

    do u know if there is covered by any medical insurance. and should ii talk to my doctor about it before i try it

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    1. Kim Post author

      Hi, Jennifer! As far as we know, this is not yet covered by medical insurance. The treatment is new. When the studies are published about the effectiveness of this sensory enrichment treatment for autism, then they will start to listen. But what really works to make insurance companies move faster is thousands of families who did this treatment successfully clamoring for Mendability to be covered. Soon…

      Tell your friends! :-)

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  30. Kim Post author

    Yes, in 9 kids with autism that do this treatment out of 10, the first thing that gets better is sleep. It would seem that the brain needs to get that taken care of first. Potty training is more involved. It takes 3 to 4 years for a child to develop this skill under normal circumstances after he has learned to walk and talk. There is a lot of anxiety involved with dealing with this weird stuff that comes out of you. With this autism treatment, the plan is to build the tools in the brain necessary to manage that (tactile, fine motor, mental image, task planning, some speech, self-awareness, healthy serotonin for anxiety management, to name the biggest ones) it is hard to predict when a child will be ready to develop this skill, but it does come and it doesnt take that long usually. Maybe a year with Mendability?

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  31. Debbie Haynes

    I am a grandmother of a very smart 7 yr, old handsome little boy. He loves to read & learned to before kindergarten, but has trouble sleeping, has meltdowns when out of his home realm. Does not do well in crowds. Spends lots of time alone in his room, with his favorite animals, and games. I love him dearly and see what my daughter, son-in-law, his sister & himself, all go through in their daily routines and if that routine changes, it can cause great anxiety for my grandson which makes it a difficult situation for all. YES I WANT ALL CHILDREN TO GET THE HELP THEY NEED !!! AUTISTIC CHILDREN ALL DESERVE SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAMS. I AM SO DISAPPOINTED IN SOME OF OUR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WHOM TALK ABOUT CUTTING GRANTS AND FUNDING TO SUCH NEEDED PROGRAMS. MOST FAMILIES CAN’T AFFORD THEM ON THEIR OWN,
    I’M TOTALLY FOR THIS “NATURAL METHOD CALLED MENDABILITY” !!!
    Debbie Haynes
    Irasburg, VT. January 20th, 2013

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  32. Angela Pommells

    What is the cost beyond the one month free trial? Does it work for a non-verbal, sensory seeking child with Autism?
    Please advise

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    1. Kim Post author

      The treatment costs $89 per month for the advanced program where you get assigned a MendAbility specialist who will follow your account and with whom you will have phone appointments every couple of weeks to further customize and tweak your therapy. There is also the Lite program, where you don’t have to worry about any additional report, appointment, test. We give you the same worksheets used in the randomized clinical trials of this program on autism. It’s a 6-month program and it costs $59/month. There are more details in our pricing page.

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    2. Kim Post author

      UPDATE: We now offer a money-back satisfaction program rather than a free trial. As soon as you sign up we will give you all we’ve got to make sure you get results within a few weeks.

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  33. EllenDiann

    The healing within is NOT a god called NATURE. It is God the Creator who PUT HIS LAWS in our hearts (DNA). The LIFE of all creation exists ONLY because HIS SPIRIT IS LIFE. Our brain is not a god either, all is orchestrated by the power of God’s Word in our DNA. God’s Word is why we LIVE, MOVE and HAVE OUR BEING. Healing IS because GOD IS. Healing is not an evolution contribution to mankind controlled by a unseen god called nature or mother earth. God is LOVE. God created EVERYTHING in the heavens and the earth. If science would return to HIM, then those who seek WISDOM from above will have the cures. As it is today, the false god of “science” is misleading man through STUPID and INSANE research that says TOXIC potions will protect our children called vaccines. How can anybody with a tiny bit of common sense imagine that a science that rejects the creator God and a science that declares there are NO CURES, and a science that rejects doctors who do cure using natural and safe foods, can create a vaccine that will prevent what they cannot cure. Vaccines are why your kids are sick and it is time you stop trusting science and medical science as if they are gods and wake up to the FACT they have no cures. The cures have always been with us, but YOU can’t trust or depend on this mess of doctors who push ONLY toxic potions of the drug companies. Find a few doctors and links with TRUTH at www.JesusHeals.ws

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    1. Sandy Hull

      Nice as it would be for God to cure all our autistic children it isnt happening. Even those who have not taken any vaccines have autism. What we try to do now is encourage our children and try to give them every opportunity to reach whatever potential they have. My son is 16, we have being living this lifestyle for years. And believe me no amount of prayers is going to make any difference. MY hard work, MY love , My tenacity . These are the things that will get my son the help he needs.
      And no I dont believe in doctors but I dont believe in God either. I believe in love.

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    2. SJ

      Wow. I am so glad you put me straight. I best give up on any chance of the medical profession (those trained by science not God) helping my sick child and I’ll just go to church and pray instead. Sure. That’ll do it.

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    3. nicolaimms

      And of course, God gave us the free will the think for ourselves, develop our brains and use learned knowledge to become many things – including scientists and Drs!!!! God bless the many people outthere trying to help those who suffer. I believe in God, and he helps me daily in dealing with my autistic son, but without medicine and Dr’s i would have died in childbirth!! God bless them all. x

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  34. Tabatha Clow

    This sounds like something very viable. Do you offer scholarships for those with a financial hardship, with a diagnosed ASD child? I am a parent in need of help with behavior and learning issues?

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi, Tabatha! I know what you are saying. We are going to keep working hard to extend the availability and reach of this program. Until then, give us a call. We’ll figure something out. :-)

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        1. Kim Post author

          Hi, Unice!

          We designed the treatment site for parents who have younger children with autism, but all sorts of people are coming in and doing Mendability. There are adults as well as seniors currently enrolled in the treatment. It should be no problem for you and your 17-year-old.

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          1. Karen

            Finally, someone with a comment about the effectiveness of the treatment for their 18 year old son! I have a 20 year old with autism. He is low functioning and has very limited immitation skills, and he cannot follow more than one-step instruction. I know that I would not be able to get him to do what was shown in the video clip…
            . The boy walking on different textures with his eyes closed and holding a teddy bear over his head. Please comment.

          2. LInda P.

            Hi Karen,

            Sorry about standing on your head to respond; I can’t comment below you (at
            least, I don’t see a ‘reply’ link). :-)

            I can’t speak for the Mendability team, but I’d be willing to bet that the
            worksheets you would get for your son would match where he is now and would
            be very doable. And I can tell you (from experience) that if something
            doesn’t seem to be working the way you think it should, you have only to
            call or post a question and you will get help. Not only that, but I’ll bet
            once you start the program, it won’t be long before your son is able to do
            more than one-step instructions.

            My 19-year-old is actually twenty now and a girl, and was pretty high
            functioning when we began back in January, (I posted a very long response to
            “Holley” below), so I wouldn’t dream of giving you advice about your son’s
            situation, but I can tell you that the support you will get from this team
            is more than you can imagine. As a mother, seeing my daughter becoming her
            real self brings tears to my eyes.

            I read a great book a few years ago: “The Brain That Changes Itself”
            (Norman Doidge) about the science of neuroplasticity. When I saw
            Mendability, I knew I had found what that book made me go looking for. If
            you haven’t started the program, I would encourage you to take that first
            step. Once you’ve begun, you will wonder how something so easy could be so
            effective.

            Just promise yourself two things before you begin. (1) Don’t hesitate to
            ask a question because you think it’s a dumb question; nobody at Mendability
            will think it’s dumb. (*I* asked about gum-chewing, for crying out loud,
            and Claudie phoned me to answer!) (2) Don’t berate yourself for not finding
            this sooner. Neuroplasticity is very new science, so congratulate yourself
            instead for being on the cutting edge.

            Good luck!

    2. Holley Jacobs

      Your program, at times, seems like a God send for those who are diagnosed with Autism. My son was diagnosed over 13 years ago and I have been on a journey ever since to afford him the most rewarding life he desires. Some of your techniques seem like they may be helpful but I would just like to add that, for my son and I, we do not consider that he needs his brain “to mend”. He is who he is; his diagnose of Autism is no different from his brown eyes or nearsightedness. I caution that you should consider using terms that are not so offensive; especially to those of us who do not consider our loved ones damaged by Autism.

      I do everything I can to raise awareness about Autism due to when my child was diagnosed; barely anyone had heard the term. I even have a green puzzle piece (green is my son’s and my favorite color) on my right hand near my thumb. This is very strategically placed so when I first meet someone and shake their hand, their eyes almost immediately see the tattoo. It is A WONDERFUL conversation starter and I have had hundreds of people stop me all over town to inquire about it. I use this opportunity to explain what Autism is and how it affects everyone differently.

      On the other hand, my ex-husband also got a tattoo wrapped around his arm. He colored each puzzle piece except one. My son, who was around 9 or 10 at the time, asked his dad why the one wasn’t colored in to which my ex replied “I will color that one in when they find a cure.” TO MY SHEER DELIGHT – my son looked at him and simply stated “I don’t want a cure. Autism is part of who I am.”

      I wish I could share a picture with you but to describe it – It is a picture with beautiful colors and the simple saying “I see ability”! This is how my son and I chose to view Autism. It is not the same thing as breaking a bone or some other “accident”. Autism is not always a bad thing and although your treatments seem like they may be helpful; it is sad to me that your site also portrays Autism in such a horrible light.

      Is it difficult to deal with at time? yes. Does it make me sad at times? yes Do I spend hours looking for ways to enhance my son’s life? yes. BUT would I change a thing? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!

      One final thought – I am a single mom with a degree in nursing (although unable to practice due to physical disabilities) who is back in school in my late 30′s supporting my son and myself off of a minimal social security disability income. Even if I wanted to – your program is OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive. If you truly knew as many parents as I have met over the past 14 years; you would know that the majority of them could not afford your program. I know more parents who have children diagnosed with Autism who have had their homes foreclosed on in order to help their children. This is the only part of your program I find utterly despicable. Your site states that there is no equipment so basically you are charging people for “knowledge”. My friend, one thing I have learned over the years is that if you search hard enough and put in the time – KNOWLEDGE IS FREE!!!!

      In conclusion – sadly – I view your approach no better than the drug companies who wish to put our children on dozens of drugs that they do not really know will work with your child. Tell me – since every child on the spectrum is different – if your approach does not work, do you intend on reimbursing the parents you have dubbed? I wish I could say more positive things about your site and therapy because I am always looking for new resources to pass along to everyone I know, on all my many social media sites, and several of my own websites. I will not promote yours mainly due to the price you charge – OUTRAGEOUS! Be ashamed because those of us who have been in the Autism Spectrum Disorder world for a long time know when to spot a possible scam.

      By the way, my son also has OCD, ADHD, Depression, and Bipolar so your therapy could potentially help him in many areas listed under “Is this right for me?”

      Sadly,
      Holley Jacobs

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      1. Linda P.

        Holly, as a mother myself (of a young woman on the autism spectrum) I hardly know how to respond.

        Our daughter was born the year Asperger’s went into the DSM. By the time she was old enough for school , I knew school wasn’t ready for her and we made the decision for me to leave my job as a resource teacher to homeschool her. We really didn’t know what was going on with her (she was diagnosed with Asperger’s when she was 17), I just knew the school system would not be able to accommodate her.

        Despite our best efforts, she & I were often frustrated when, despite her obvious intelligence, she just didn’t “get” so many things. For years, I pushed her as hard as I could to learn things like: making eye contact with the people with whom she was speaking, trying to think about how she would feel if someone said/did what she had just said/done, learning to play *with* (instead of telling them how) others by refusing to follow her script when we played with her stuffed animals or dolls. As homeschoolers we had opportunities with reduced rates for swimming, gymnastics, ballet, track and field and participated in everything so my daughter’s life, like your son’s would be as rich as possible.

        We also investigated and used therapies like “Brain Gym” and dietary changes; they helped in limited ways. We made use of a clinic about an hour from our home that helped more. We went quarterly. They assessed our girl, gave us a new program to do at home for the upcoming quarter and took our cheque for $400 ($1600/year). We certainly saw improvements in various areas and independent assessments confirmed things like her improved visual perception, but we worked for a few months before we saw results.

        Two or three years ago I began reading anything I could find on Neuroplasticity and wished there was some way I could access that for her (but didn’t feel too hopeful in our small city). Then about 3 1/2 months ago Mendability popped up on my Facebook page. I spent a couple of days reading everything I could on their site and watching the testimonials and then decided to give it a try.

        Within THREE DAYS our daughter was able to pronounce words that she had struggled with all her life; her handwriting became more legible; she began sleeping better and stopped having disturbing dreams on a nightly basis. Is her handwriting perfect? No, but she is not ashamed of it anymore. Does she ever have bad dreams? Rarely, and not every night and never about being harmed.

        We have been on program for eleven weeks. Today we were with friends whom we last saw a few days before beginning the exercises, and the women all commented to me about how poised and beautiful our daughter is, how much they enjoyed a conversation with her, how relaxed and at ease she was. She held babies today when three months ago she had never been able to hold a child without the child becoming anxious in her arms. She no longer communicates anxiety because she no longer lives with anxiety. (She used to use a homeopathic anxiety remedy several times a week – sometimes a few times a day – and has needed it only three times in eleven weeks!) Her piano teacher has noticed improvement in her technique and ability to concentrate. She now chats with people her own age instead of the younger children or adults when we get together with friends after church. Her karate and dance instructors have commented about her improved posture and strength. All of these improvements are because her nervous system is working the way it’s intended to work.

        There’s a lot about autism that *can* be fixed. I will be forever grateful that we discovered this system. It hasn’t changed our daughter, but it has allowed her to be the person she has been struggling to free from being ensnared by awkwardness and anxiety. She now has the opportunity she never had before – an independent life, not a life on the edge of society, scrapping by on a disability pension and living with people condescendingly going on about how “good” she is at something (for someone with Asperger’s).

        Knowledge really isn’t free, you know. The knowledge you have as a nurse you got through education. You paid for that education and when you worked as a nurse, others paid you to share your knowledge. I’ve paid my daughter’s piano teacher so she would share her knowledge with my daughter. When your car needs work, you may take it to a mechanic and you pay MORE for his knowledge than you do for the parts he puts in your car. You would never accuse a plumber of scamming you if he fixed your broken plumbing. And you wouldn’t be upset if the new pipes looked different from the old ones. Mendabilty is no scam. It does fix what’s broken – if you’re willing to do the work – and will leave your son with the ability to be himself in ways you can’t even imagine. And the cost is probably equivalent to a large coffee a day.

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        1. Holley Jacobs

          Dear Linda,

          I am aware that Kim has emailed you regarding my comment you replied to. I just read your response and must tell you; I am so very happy for you and more importantly, your daughter. Your daughter is about the same age as my son and from the description you so vividly gave; they also share many of the same problems as well. Thank you so much for being so open about your daughter, her issues, and mostly, her IMPROVEMENT!

          After Kim and I corresponded, I now realize exactly how beneficial Mendability can be. It is also exciting to have participants like yourself write such engaging and detailed results. That only gives creditably to Kim and his whole team. I can say that Kim was not only able to explain Mendability better to me but he also listened to my story and took what I shared with him to hear. That says a great deal about his integrity, his morals, values and his dedication to those who live on the ASD. After our conversation; I WILL BE trying Mendability with my son. I just said a prayer for your daughter and that my son is able to benefit as your daughter has. Best of luck to her in gaining further skills to enhance her adult life.

          I would REALLY love to communicate you privately if you would be so kind; please email me when you have a moment. I want to share some private information with you. My email is [email protected]

          I do hope you will get with me.

          Regards,
          ~ Holley Jacobs

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