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Schedule is subject to change

The Exhibit Hall is open during the entire conference. Be sure to visit all the vendors located on the first floor and also on the 12 the floor (general session is located on the 12th floor). There will be book signings throughout the conference at the Future Horizons booth. Check out the schedule below for more information on book signings.

Thursday, October 27 - Pre-conference (FREE with any registration package)
Presentations and Panel Workshops: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, October 28
Presentations and Panel Workshops: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29
Presentations and Panel Workshops: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Dinner/Auction/Entertainment 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 30
Presentations and Panel Workshops: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Practitioners course: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (separate session for healthcare practitioners)

Thursday, October 27, 2011
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Registration and Expo open
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Panel 1 Discussion: Fathers of Children with ASD presented by the Washington State Fathers Network
Panelists:
Alex Silverman, Joe Cunningham, and Kinnon McDonell, and moderated by Greg Schell, Director of the Washington State Fathers Network
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.
Friday, October 28, 2011
7:30 a.m.
Registration and Expo open
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Conference Opening and Welcome
Theresa K. Wrangham - Conference Moderator, USAAA Advisory Board Member, Parent Advocate
Lawrence P. Kaplan, PhD - Founder of US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA), Parent Advocate

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Featured Presentation and Panel Discussion 2)
(8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.)
Obstacles Into Opportunities: Turning Away From Closed Doors and Opening Up New Ones

Featured Presenter: Stephen M. Shore, EdD - Adelphi University College Professor, International Speaker, Self-Advocate
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.

(9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. )
Panel 2 Discussion: Self Advocacy - Experiences, Perspectives, and Challenges
Panelists:

Michael McManmon, EdD - Licensed Psychologist, CEO of College Internship Program, Self-Advocate
Tim Page - University of Southern California Professor in Music and Journalism, Awarded Pulitzer Prize, Self-Advocate
Stephen M. Shore, EdD - Adelphi University College Professor, International Speaker, Self-Advocate
Isabelle Sarikahan - Self-Advocate, Geologist for State of Washington
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Break, Expo viewing and book signing with Stephen M. Shore, EdD
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Featured Presentation)
Beneficial Interventions and Critical Health Challenges in ASD
Featured Presenter: Phillip C. DeMio, MD - Physician, International Speaker, Executive Director of the American Medical Autism Board, and Medical Director of Whole Health and Wellness

Abstract and Learning Outcomes.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch on your own and Expo viewing

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Featured Presentation and Panel Discussion 3)
(1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Autism Revolution: Breakthrough Strategies for Parents
Featured Presenter: Raun K. Kaufman - Speaker, Writer, Teacher and CEO of Autism Treatment Center of America™
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.

(1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Panel 3 Discussion: Adjunct Therapies

Panelists:
Dan Copes, PhC, MS - Auditory Program Specialist, and founder of The Dan Center
Elaine Hall - Author, Writer, Consultant, Performer, Professional Acting Coach, and founder of The Miracle Project
Raun K. Kaufman - Speaker, Writer, Teacher and CEO of Autism Treatment Center of America™
Alex Doman - Author and Founder of Advanced Brain Technologies
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Break, Expo viewing and book signing with Raun K. Kaufman
, Elaine Hall, Diane Isaacs, Stephen Shore and Alex Doman
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Featured Presentation)
(3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Implementing Effective Interventions for the Acquisition of Verbal Behavior
Featured Presenter: James Partington, PhD, BCBA-D - Licensed Psychologist and Director of Behavior Analysts, Inc.
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.

(4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

The 7 Keys to Unlock Autism
Featured Presenters:
Elaine Hall - Author, Writer, Consultant, Performer, Professional Acting Coach, and Founder of The Miracle Project
Diane Isaacs - Author, Film and Televison producer, and co-founder of The Miracle Project, Parent Advocate
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Panel 4 Discussion: Behavioral, Developmental, and Educational Interventions
Panelists:
Jeffrey E. Foster, MS, MA, LMFT - Licensed Individual, Marriage and Family Therapist
Sara Gardner - Self-Advocate, Parent Teacher, Coach, and School Consultant
Elaine Hall - Author, Writer, Professional Acting Coach, and co-founder of The Miracle Project, Parent Advocate
Diane Isaacs - Author, Film and Televison producer, and co-founder of The Miracle Project, Parent Advocate
James Partington, PhD, BCBA-D - Licensed Psychologist and Director of Behavior Analysts, Inc.
Kathryn Greenslade, MS., CCC-SLP - Doctoral Student, University of Washington

Abstract and Learning Outcomes.
6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Expo viewing and book signing with James Partington, PhD, BCBA-D and Elaine Hall, Diane Isaacs, Stephen Shore
6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Dinner on your own
7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. TBD
Saturday, October 29, 2011
7:30 a.m.
Registration and Expo open
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Conference Welcome
Theresa K. Wrangham - Conference Moderator, USAAA Advisory Board Member, Parent Advocate
Lawrence P. Kaplan, PhD - Founder of US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA), Parent Advocate
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (Keynote Presentation)
Meet Temple Grandin's Mother - Coming to Terms with Expectations
Keynote Presenter:
Eustacia Purves Cutler - Playwright, Author and mother of Dr. Temple Grandin

Abstract and Learning Outcomes.
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Break, Expo viewing and book signing with Eustacia Purves Cutler

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Featured Presentation and Panel Discussion 5)
(10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
Autism as a Symptom of Several Different Biological Entities
Featured Presenter:
Jerry J. Kartzinel, MD, FAAP
- Physician, International Speaker, NY Times Best Selling Author
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.

(10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Panel 5 Discussion: Nutrition and Wellness
Panelists:
Devin Houston, PhD - Biochemist, Scientific Consultant, former College Professor, founder of Houston Enzymes
Jerry Kartzinel, MD - Physician, International Speaker, NY Times Best Selling Author
Kimberly Mathai, MS, RD, CDE - Author, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator
Benjamin Wahl, MSW - Founder of the Ryther Outdoor Leadership Program (now Aspiring Youth)
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch on your own, Expo viewing and booking signing with Jerry Kartzinel, MD

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Featured Presentation and Panel Discussion 6)
(1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
The Needs for Adults with ASD and Preparing for the Future
Featured Presenter:
JaLynn Prince - President and founder of Madison House Foundation
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.

(1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Panel 6 Discussion: Support Services
Panelists:
JaLynn Prince - President and founder of Madison House Foundation
Christopher M. Gauthiér, MFA - Professor at Utah State University, "Evidence and Artifacts: Facing Autism" project
Michael McManmon, EdD - Licensed Psychologist, CEO of College Internship Program, Self-Advocate
Eric Peacock - General Manager of MyAutismTeam
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Break and Expo viewing

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Featured Presentations)
(3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
The Autism Spectrum: Continuums of Cognition and Sensory Processing
Featured Presenter: Marlo Payne Thurman, MS - School Psychologist and National Education Consultant
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.

(4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
New Research Shows Marked Improvement of Behaviors
Featured Presenter: William Shaw, PhD - International Speaker, Researcher and Chemist
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (Featured Presentation)
"One on One" with Eustacia Purves Cutler
Conference Moderator Theresa K. Wrangham with Eustacia Purves Cutler
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Expo viewing
Saturday Evening Special Event
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
A Full Spectrum of the Arts: An Evening of Autistic Expression
The Autism Society of Washington presents a fundraising dinner/auction and creative arts program Saturday evening in conjunction with the USAAA World Conference in Seattle. Artists with autism spectrum disorder will be invited to exhibit visual arts in a juried and judged show at the conference on Friday and Saturday. Artists will also be featured in the dinner program on Saturday with expressive arts including essays, poetry and music. Please join us for this celebration of talent and creativity. Dinner and program is $60.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
7:45 a.m.
Registration and Expo open

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Panel 7 Discussion: The Siblings
Siblings of individuals on the autism spectrum will share their experiences and answer questions.
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (First Floor)
For Health Care Practitioners Only: American Medical Autism Board (AMAB) Practitioners’ One-Day Medical Overview Course
(Nurses including other Healthcare professionals may attend this course, but only MD's and DO's receive AMAB certification credit towards AMAB board certification). Registrants that attend the other USAAA conference sessions that are also registered for the AMAB session may be eligible to receive a continuing education certificate.

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Break and Expo viewing

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Featured Presentation and Panel Discussion 8)
(10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
Interactions Between Environment and Human Health
Featured Presenter:
James Neubrander, MD - Physician, International Speaker, Medical Director of Autism Research for the International Brain Research Foundation, Medical Director of both the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center as well as his private practice
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.

(10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Panel 8 Discussion: The Doctors Who Treat Autism Spectrum Disorders
Panelists:
Phillip C. DeMio, MD - Physician, International Speaker, Executive Director of the American Medical Autism Board, and Medical Director of Whole Health and Wellness
James Neubrander, MD - Physician, International Speaker, Medical Director of Autism Research for the International Brain Research Foundation, Medical Director of both the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center as well as his private practice
Gary A. Stobbe, MD - Physician, University of Washington Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Adult Transition Services at Seattle Children's Autism Center
William Shaw, PhD - International Speaker, Researcher and Chemist
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch on your own and Expo viewing
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Panel 9 Discussion: Bringing it all together, Parent and Practitioner
Panelists:
Kimberly K. Ortloff, JD - Special Needs Attorney
Phillip C. DeMio, MD - Physician, International Speaker, Executive Director of the American Medical Autism Board
Kristin Selby Gonzalez - Parent Advocate, National Speaker, Sensory Integration Specialist
Abstract and Learning Outcomes.
2:30 p.m.
Conference concludes.

US Autism & Asperger Association reserves the right to make any necessary changes to this program. Every effort will be made to keep presentations and speakers as represented. However, unforeseen circumstances may result in the substitution of a presentation topic or speaker. All announcements of any changes will be made on this site or in our weekly newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our complimentary USAAA WeeklyNews email newsletter.

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