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SPECIAL OFFER FOR PRE-K THROUGH 12
(TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, STAFF, AND HOMESCHOOLERS) - Special Breakout sessions on new topics and interventions to implement into your schools. (See special school track topics below)

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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 22.

Over 30 of the world’s most respected researchers, practitioners, and education specialists in the Autism Spectrum Disorders community come to Kansas City, Missouri to share valuable resources for your child, family member, patient, friend, student, or yourself. Join us at the award winning Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza hotel September 4-7, 2014.


DR. PHILLIP
DEMIO
TIM
PAGE
DR. MARTHA
HERBERT
DR. STEPHEN
SHORE
dr. demio
tim page
dr. herbert
dr. shore
Internationally recognized expert physician
Pulitzer Prize winner
and USC professor
Harvard professor on the cutting edge of autism research
World renowned professor
of special education

DR. WILLIAM
SHAW
RAUN
KAUFMAN
DR. VALERIE
HU
DR. LAWRENCE
KAPLAN
dr. shaw
raun kaufman
Dr. Hu
dr. kaplan
Researcher of the biochemical basis of autism
Subject of an award-winning NBC television movie
GWU Professor identifying
new biological pathways
Chief investigator for first study on early diagnosis

Only $115 for a full conference pass (Thursday evening through noon on Sunday. Sept. 4-7, 2014). Register as Pre-K thru 12 pass on or before June 22nd and receive the special conference registration rate for only $115. To receive a certificate of attendance the rate is $145.

Special school track includes Music, the Carrier Signal for Verbal Communication presented by world renowned professor of special education, Stephen M. Shore, EdD; Effective Interventions in Schools (local); New Interventions for Schools (National); Self-Advocates Keynote Addresses; Assessing and Teaching Functional Living Skills to Individuals of All Ages Using The AFLS™ by Jim Partington, PhD, BCBA; The Continuums of Autism: Cognition, Sensory Processing and Behavior by Marlo Payne Thurman, MS;  Self-Advocacy - Challenges Throughout the Lifespan with Tim Page, DFA, Pulitzer Prize winner and USC professor of music, communication and journalism; Stephen M. Shore, EdD; Jennifer O'Toole, Founder of Asperkids and teacher; Raun Kaufman, subject of an award-winning NBC television movie; Christopher Gauthier, MFA, Assistant Professor of Art, Photography at Utah State University. Plus much much more.


"The first step that I took was realizing that autism was not so much a brain disorder as a disorder that affects the brain." - Dr. Martha Herbert

"It is never too late to improve some aspect of your health. Just take it one step at a time. You can move yourself closer to a healthier functioning body with motivation and education." - Dr. William Shaw

"Let's experience what their life is like for a day. Our children are in pretty much of a constant state of overload. Your living room is like LAX [Los Angeles International Airport] to your child. They can't recognize patterns the same way we can, so everything that seems predictable and understandable to you and I seems totally unpredictable to our children." - Raun K. Kaufman

"The vast majority of persons on the Autism Spectrum (ASD) who make significant gains from biomedical treatments will require care that addresses the triad of dietary intervention, digestive/gastrointestinal problems, and detoxification techniques." - Phillip C. DeMio, MD

Our goal should be to help persons with autism understand and use their strengths to work around any presenting challenges so they, just like everyone else, has an equal chance at living a fulfilling and productive life. - Stephen M. Shore, EdD

"When we gaze back into the past and evaluate our impressions during the early stages of our children’s lives, we observe an experience unlike anything we had ever expected. When we receive a warning that our baby does not seem to be developing like other “normally developing” kids, we may either shift into early denial or become too intimidated to ask what we feel are appropriate questions. Unfortunately, when we do ask the right questions, the replies often are either not sufficient or are limiting in nature." (from Diagnosis Autism Now What? 10 Steps to Improve Treatment Outcomes; A Parent-Physician Team Approach). - Kaplan/Burstein, 2005


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 22.
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Special Offer for Teachers, Administrators, Staff, and Homeschoolers

Only $115 for a full conference pass (Thursday evening through noon on Sunday. Sept. 4-7, 2014). Register as a Pre-K thru 12 (teachers, administrators, staff, and Homeschoolers) without Certificate of Attendance on or before June 22nd and receive the special conference registration rate for only $115. To receive a certificate of attendance the rate is $145.

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"In the fall of 2011, the greatest gift we received yet was attending the four-day USAAA conference in Seattle. There I met my heroes and found mentors that gave me hope and expanded my paradigm. Since the conference, we now approach life and our son from the view of acceptance, help him to see and know himself, teach him how to self advocate, and join with him in enjoying the things that make him smile. We no longer fight against our son’s differences but embrace them and this way of loving has even taught us to how better accept and love each other as a couple. We still have a long way to go and even more to learn, but I now know that hope has no limit unless I place it there.
- Sara McCarter, Mom to Magnus "the great"


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