My name is Marissa, mother to 2 extraordinary girls, wife, autism advocate, writer/ blogger.
My eldest daughter Mei was diagnosed with Moderate Autism in 2008, she has now recovered since 2010. I also dedicated my time and energy to prevent the onset of Autism in my youngest daughter Min Min. Unfortunately Autism struck a 2nd time in our home despite my best efforts and Min Min regressed fully into autism. She is now recovered.
I strive to advocate complementary and alternative treatments for children affected by Autism and I hope to continue empowering other parents to seek effective treatments for their children. I’m all about natural healing and I embrace many types of healing modalities including biomedical, naturopathy, homeopathy, essential oils, energy medicine and whatever I can lay my hands on.
In 2009 I founded KL Biomed, a support network for parents with children affected by Autism and related disorders in Malaysia and neighboring countries in Asia. I write for Generation Rescue as a guest blogger. I am the Vice-President and co-author of The Thinking Moms’ Revolution: Autism Beyond The Spectrum. They know me as Dragon Slayer, because I slayed the evil dragon that is autism. My blog Spectrum Mum In Malaysia is inspired by my children’s journey and experience in recovering Autism Spectrum Disorder.
In my spare time (haha!!), I read sci-fi/fantasy and paranormal chick-lit. I adores pretty shoes and handbags, and I love to travel and explore new countries. Luckily my husband and children are travel junkies too and take me on all sorts of fun adventures. I limit myself to 1 coffee a day (Bulletproof Coffee rocks!) I have a weakness for Teh Tarik, I can’t live without cili padi (bird’s eyes chilli) and spicy Malaysian curry! I live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with my adoring, supportive husband and my 2 beautiful girls. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to find me on Facebook here!
Thank you for being a source of encouragement. It meant a lot to parents who grieved continuously for their kids with autism. May God bless you & your girls.
We are taking our son, 61/2 years old, to see Dr Ng coming Monday. My husband, a dentist, started my son on biomed since Sep 2010 but we have just made the commitment to start GFCF 2 weeks ago. We have seen progress since Biomed and are hopeful that the new journey will be a blessed one.
Thank you Marissa for being such a wonderful resource to the rest of us spectrum mums here in KL whose kids are on the path to recovery. It is tough work! We all hope to be able to say one day that our kids have recovered.
I have been reading through your site and you have a wealth of information here. I wish I had more time in the day to read everything you have posted here. I am looking forward to joining you at Dr. Bock’s presentation in Singapore tomorrow.
All my love
Marrissa, I continue to be amazed and inspired by your comitment, your research is so helpful to so many. God bless you and your wonderful family, he will help you healthose immune issues
I have to congratulate you for your kids’ success of overcoming autism. I have a 7 year-old girl who also has moderate autism. She has a very limited language skills. I was wondering what is the diet name you followed for your daughters. My daughter is on the GFDF diet for over a year and I was recently starting the Feingold diet, but I was wondering what diets did you followed? and what supplements did you use? I know I can do more for my daughter. Thank you for your story, which gives me so much faith.
My apologies for the late reply. My reply is quite long so I will post it on my blog. I will try to answer as best as I can.
My son has just been diagnosed with adhd.confused about what to do.I live in Nigeria and getting a biomed doctor here is almost impossible.pls I need advice asap before I lose it.
Hi Didi, I would like to connect you with a Nigerian friend, a mum of a child with Autism. She is doing biomedical intervention. Can you email me at email@example.com and we take it from there? Marissa
Hi, where can I get gluten-free flour in Kuala Lumpur/ Selangor areas?
Hi Alice, I usually shop in Bangsar, please read here https://spectrummum.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/where-to-shop-gfcf-in-kl/ . However if you sign up to the KL Biomed Health Forum, you can ask other parents who shop in other parts of KL.
Hi , can I just ask, has both your daughters fully recovered (now normal)? Has their diagnosis been formally removed by the psychologist and paediatrician? Thank you very much for your response
Sorry, what I meant by “now normal” is they no longer have any autistic traits and fully recovered?
I’ve read your article on how the change of diet can help autisme @ http://thestar.com.my/health/story.asp?sec=health&file=/2011/4/10/health/8436303.
My 5yr old son are so picky and and changing his milk to soya based milk was really a challenged. May I know how do you do it with your kids?
Wonderful advice. I agree with you 100%. I love what you are doing on your blog.
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Where can I get Thieves essential oil in SG? Thank you. Great work you do I am
Hi Marissa, where can one get bulletproof coffee in KL or are you making your own? Thank you.
Hi Peggy, I make my own bulletproof coffee. I make a cup of coffee using the french press, then blitz it with a couple tablespoons of chilled coconut oil, and 1 tablespoon of Kerrygold butter all in a blender. Takes 2 minutes to make it. Yummy! Please read my blog http://thinkingmomsrevolution.com/coconut-oil2/
Thanks, Marissa, I was hoping there was a cafe that makes them.