About Treat Autism

Treat Autism is an informational website for parents and professionals looking for the rapidly increasing evidence supporting the medical treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, OCD and Tourette Syndrome.  Research in the following areas is helping DAN doctors and FMAPS physicians to identify underlying weaknesses in children’s physiology, biochemistry and immune function.  Assessment and treatment of these impairments results in dramatic developmental gains for children in ASD, ADHD, OCD, Apraxia/Dyspraxia, Tic Disorders and Speech Language Delay.

  • Oxidative Stress
  • Mitochondrial Dysfunction
  • Immune system Abnormalitis
  • Environmental Toxicity
  • Digestive Dysbiosis
  • Methylation Impairment

Biomedical treatment has the ability to change lives. 

Biomedical treatment is changing the lives of tens of thousands of children. 

Learn how biomedical treatment may change your child’s life.


Dr.  Sonya Doherty is a Naturopathic Doctor focused on Autism Spectrum Disorder, AD/HD, Tourette Syndrome and Pediatric OCD. She has been practicing as a Naturopath since 2003, after completing my pre-medical studies at the University of Western Ontario and her post graduate naturopathic training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.  Dr. Sonya is a board certified Naturopathic doctor and member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

Naturopathic medicine, as well as biomedical treatment, takes a functional approach to medicine which means each child is assessed and treated on an individual basis.  Functional medicine is changing the way naturopathic doctors and medical doctors view and treat disease.

Dr. Sonya has completed The Autism Research Institute’s Level I and II Defeat Autism Now! training, providing her with the research and expertise necessary to help every child reach their developmental potential.  DAN doctors are trained to help treat children with autism as well as other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Biomedical treatment is extremely important to Dr. Sonya, both as a mother and as a professional.  She is committed to staying current on research and treatments that can benefit children with developmental concerns.  After becoming a DAN doctor,  she began her training with the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs.  The FMAPS education is a comprehensive training program for physicians at the forefront of medical treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. The level of mastery that MAPS fellows (FMAPS) achieve in the field of complex pediatric conditions makes them among the best-prepared practitioners in this field.

Dr. Sonya is extremely passionate about biomedical treatment.  She has been practicing for over 10 years and has treated thousands of children diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders.  As the mother of 3 young children, she is dedicated to bringing the most current research and advanced treatments to her multi-disciplinary wellness clinic located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.  Dr. Doherty lectures extensively on biomedical treatment and the prevention of autism and other developmental concerns.