Autism and Sensory Processing and CranioSacral Therapy

Autism and Sensory Processing and CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

The following are select resources most commonly requested and available throughout our website, but grouped here for your convenience for the topic of Autism.


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Upledger Institute Clinic

The Upledger Institute Clinic is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 1985 by Dr. John E. Upledger, who is celebrated for his development of CranioSacral Therapy. Clinicians here are carefully selected for their advanced skills in CranioSacral Therapy and maintain the authenticity of Dr. John E. Upledger's orginal therapeutic approach. Individual sessions and intensive therapy programs are offered.

The clinic also offers other holistic approaches that activate your own remarkable healing capabilities such as acupuncture, chiropractic, lymph drainage, massage therapy, neural manipulation, total body balancing, qigong, and visceral manipulation.

The Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation

The Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation was formed to raise awareness, support and treatment for CranioSacral Therapy. We hope you join us as we continue the legacy of giving to the CranioSacral Therapy community and those who benefit from the work. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. For more information on the foundation please visit or donate to support the Alzheimer's Intensive Therapy Program.

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"My daughter, who doesn't like being touched, not only copes with, but seems to look forward to, going to her CST treatment. It makes her feel better."

"CST made a dramatic difference in sensory defensiveness (improved), allowed better sleep, and has been a key therapy in helping my son. It has been a vital and necessary therapy..."

"CranioSacral Therapy has an immediate calming effect on my child. He relaxes and lets go. He will often ask for a session if we have forgotten to make an appointment. Monthly sessions seem to work best now."

"Without CST my son would not have made the progress he has made. He does not have the sensory issues to the extreme degree he had when he first began treatment and has significantly decreased his ongoing anxiety."

"CranioSacral Therapy has been invaluable in treating my child. He is more comfortable, happy, and engaged after treatment. I see the difference if we go too long without a treatment."

Case Studies

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  • Coming Through the Fog by Tami A. Goldstein
    Together mother and daughter learned from this Occupational Therapist how a Sensory Diet, CranioSacral Therapy, and Bio-Medical Therapies can lead to Functioning Recovery.
  • Everyone Communicates, Learn How to Talk to Me! By Barbara Huntress Tresness
    The guidebook to communicating and socializing with nonverbal and limited communicators is for parents, educators, therapists or anyone needing guidance in communicating with a child, grandparent, parent, student with limited communication skills or traumatic brain injury/stroke impacted individual. Reader praise includes "I LOVED the book! It is so clear, inviting and engaging."
  • From My Hands and Heart by Kate Mackinnon
    In From My Hands and Heart, Kate Mackinnon interweaves her personal journey of using CranioSacral Therapy with case studies and detailed, easy-to-understand explanations of the theory behind it.
  • I Believe in You by Michele Gianetti, R.N.
    Michele's writing style mixes imminence and retrospective to create a mixture of pathos and celebration that so rightly fits the life of a child with special needs and the family life (especially parental life) that is built around that child.
  • The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz
    This guide offers comprehensive, easily understood information on SI Dysfunction - and a drug-free treatment approach - for children who need help.
  • The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun by Carol Stock Kranowitz
    This revised edition of the companion volume to The Out-of-Sync Child includes new activities that parents of kids with Sensory Processing Disorder can do at home with their child, along with updated information on which activities are most appropriate for children with coexisting conditions such as Asperger's, autism, and more.

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