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  US Autism & Asperger Association, Inc.
August 2 , 2007

 

NEWS RELEASE:

For Immediate Release - August 2, 2007

Major Medical Announcement to be Delivered at International Autism Conference
Study On Autistic Children Show Significant Clinical Improvements


Salt Lake City, UT & Louisville, CO US Autism & Asperger Association, Inc. (USAAA) holds its annual International Autism and Asperger Conference in Denver, Colorado, August 8-11, 2007.  Today, USAAA announced that a major medical announcement will be presented at the conference regarding a study on autistic children that showed significant clinical improvements in many core areas including language, socialization, cognitive awareness, and decreased irritability. This intervention has been used with clinical success in several other chronic neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, fetal alcohol syndrome, closed head injury, and stroke.

"This is an incredible opportunity for parents, caregivers, and professionals to attend one of the most comprehensive autism conferences in the world,” explained L.P. Kaplan, PhD, USAAA Founder and Executive Director. “Attendees will receive information that will empower them to help their children, family, patients, friends, and others touched by autism.  They will meet with the physicians who are treating more autism patients than anyone else in the world, and will learn from educators who are providing interventions that have successfully improved our children, and in many cases they have recovered.

Some of the world’s most renowned leading autism experts will present new interventions and new research in both education and medicine.  The conference is co-hosted by Autism Society of Boulder County (ASBC) and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center - Denver.

Theresa Wrangham, ASBC’s Founder added, “We are thrilled to present such significant findings to the world.  It is very exciting to host USAAA in Colorado and bring cutting edge information from leaders in biomedical and behavioral treatments of autism to our community.”

Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Arthur Krigsman, Dr. Mark Geier, David Geier and Shannon Kenitz will be featured speakers.

Other notable speakers include Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, Dr. Michael Uszler, Dr. Boyd Haley, Dr. Woody McGinnis, Dr. James Neubrander, Dr. Valerie Paradiz, Dr. Phillip DeMio, Dr. Dan Rossignol, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, Dr. Lauren Underwood, Stan Kurtz, Raun Kaufman, Dr. Jerry Kartzinel, Dr. William Shaw, Dr. Steven Gutstein, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, Valerie Herskowitz, MA-CCC-SLP, Dr. Brenda Smith Myles, author Stephen Shore, Dr. Kenneth Stoller, Dr. Patrick Rydell, Marlo Payne Rice, Patricia Lemer, Lori Knowles, Dr. Devin Houston, Judy Converse, MPH, RD,LD, and Randy Chapman.

Dr. Kaplan says, “What is so exciting today is that we have new research, interventions and tools that improve the function and well-being of our children that didn’t exist just a few years ago. After 3 ½ days, attendees will go home armed with tools of practical protocols, valuable hope, and new resources for support. I can’t emphasize enough the magnitude of this conference.”

All workshops and presentations are CME and ASHA accredited for professionals.  There are 70 companies exhibiting new and innovative products at the conference.

For those who cannot attend the conference in Denver, USAAA WebTVLive will broadcast the conference live via the Internet.

USAAA is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization. The USAAA mission is to enhance the quality of life of individuals and their families/caregivers touched by autism spectrum disorders by providing educational and family support through conferences/seminars and published and electronic mediums.

ASBC is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to raise autism awareness in by supporting all Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) individuals and their families and professionals. The organization provides information on all topics related to autism, educational support, autism research and legislation. ASBC is an all-volunteer organization and an extension of Autism Society of America.

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Contact:

L.P. Kaplan, PhD – media@usautism.org, 801-649-5752

Theresa Wrangham – twrangham@autismboulder.org, 303-502-7490

For conference registration, call 303-717-2679
For more information, visit www.usautism.org
For Live Webcast information, click here.

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