San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 19, 2012
Botanolution (http://www.botanolution.com), a boutique company specializing in organic health and beauty products, is pleased to announce plans to raise funds for autism care and research at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. One hundred percent of profits from the sale of Kaleb’s Potion (http://www.botanolution.com/catalog-page/therapeutic-bath-salt/), the company’s special blend of bath salts infused with essential oils, will go to support the research work of Antonio Hardan, MD, Director of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic at Packard Children’s and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Stanford School of Medicine.
“Kaleb’s Potion was named after my six-year-old son who was diagnosed on the autism spectrum,” says Jennifer Tran, CEO and Founder of Botanolution. “He was my inspiration for founding Botanolution, when I discovered that therapeutic bath salts could be beneficial to him. While the effectiveness of these baths has not been studied scientifically, I felt that they helped him to be more calm and relaxed. Although he has difficulty with communication, he is very empathetic, which is considered an unusual trait for autistic individuals. I know deep in my heart that he is happy to be part of this charitable effort,” she adds.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that an average of 1 out of 110 children in the U.S. suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism is a developmental disorder that affects the brain’s thought process by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize. The disorder is characterized by impaired communication, difficulties in social interactions, and repetitive behavior. Scientific studies have shown that early intensive behavioral intervention and therapy improves learning, communication, and social skills in young children with autism. While the outcomes vary, all children benefit from autism therapy and treatment methods.
“The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research Program (autismdd.stanford.edu) studies the neurobiologic underpinnings of autism and other related developmental disorders,” says Dr. Hardan. “Our work focuses on increasing our understanding of environmental and genetic factors that may contribute to the development of these disorders. It also aims at developing and testing innovative interventions and therapies. Botanolution is helping to provide critical funds to support these important research activities.”
Individuals interested in supporting Botanolution’s effort are invited to visit botanolution.com to make a purchase.
Botanolution, LLC is an online boutique company specializing in all-natural, organic beauty and skin care products. Botanolution’s product offerings include organic facial cleanser, mud mask, anti-aging cream and moisturizer, lip balm, body scrub, body butter, and rose water toner. Botanolution also advocates for healthy living and green initiatives. Follow the company on Facebook or Twitter for health and beauty tips, industry updates, how-to guides, and special offers. For more information about the company and its product offerings, please visit http://www.botanolution.com or call (408) 642-5302.
About the Stanford Autism Center and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
The Stanford Autism Center at Packard Children’s provides evaluation, treatment, and consultative services for children and young adults who have developmental disabilities as well as psychiatric disorders. For more information, please visit autism.lpch.org. For more information about the autism and developmental disabilities research program at Packard, please visit autismdd.stanford.edu. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is annually ranked as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, and is the only San Francisco Bay Area children’s hospital with programs ranked in the U.S. News Top Ten. The 311-bed hospital is devoted to the care of children and expectant mothers, and provides pediatric and obstetric medical and surgical services in association with the Stanford University School of Medicine. Packard Children’s offers patients locally, regionally, and nationally a full range of health care programs and services, from preventive and routine care to the diagnosis and treatment of serious illness and injury. For more information, please visit http://www.lpch.org.