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In our Speaker Spotlight today, we want to recognize four of our upcoming conference speakers who are fathers of children affected by autism.

We want to wish all fathers a HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!


Speaker Spotlight
An in Depth Look Into Dietary Interventions and Digestive/Gastrointestinal Problems

Phil DeMio, MD is board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He received his M.D. from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine with honors in Neurosurgery, Endocrinology/Metabolism, Advanced OB/GYN, and Advanced Internal Medicine. Dr. DeMio has been a faculty member at several teaching hospitals including Case Western University School of Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is accredited by the Teaching System of U.S. Armed Forces Medical Core and his career includes an emphasis on toxicology. Dr. DeMio is currently the Medical Director for the Whole Health and Wellness Centers located in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. His practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
"As a father of a child with autism, Dr. DeMio explains his mission to help patients reach their maximum potential through biomedical care with the philosophy, "that our children and loved ones are first and foremost in all of our treatments."

As a father of a child with autism, Dr. DeMio explains his mission to help patients reach their maximum potential through biomedical care with the philosophy, "that our children and loved ones are first and foremost in all of our treatments." Dr. DeMio's practice includes primary care and integrative medicine/toxicology for children and adults. The Centers are the largest participant in a research program regarding the use of multiple enzyme preparations. He has also emphasized other broad issues. “We must address the immune system in every child so that this major piece of the biological aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders can be treated,” said Dr. DeMio.

“We must address the immune system in every child so that this major piece of the biological aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders can be treated.”

Ongoing research also emphasizes early diagnosis including methods to identify at-risk children before symptoms develop, along with helping families prepare for subsequent pregnancies. Dr. DeMio is Chief Medical Officer for US Autism and Asperger Association.

Dr. DeMio will be presenting "An in Depth Look Into Dietary Interventions and Digestive / Gastrointestinal Problems," on Saturday, July 11 at the USAAA 2009 International Conference in Los Angeles, California. Dr. DeMio, Chairman & Executive Director of the American Medical Autism Board® (AMAB) will also present a thorough overview of the principles and practice of Biomedical Treatment of ASD’s and other developmental disorders at the AMAB Practitioner Overview Course, for MD’s, DO’s, and other healthcare practitioners, Sunday, July 12.

For a complete listing of abstracts and learning objectives, click here.


"The USAAA conference was the best thing I have done in my search for autism education & resources! I learned so much in a few days and made so many contacts that would have taken me years to find out on my own. I feel so full of hope with the next step to take with my child! I feel empowered!" — Betty, California, mother


Speaker Spotlight
Stan Kurtz, President of Generation Rescue, to present at USAAA

Stan Kurtz is President of Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey's Autism Organization - Generation Rescue and is on the Board of Directors. Stan Kurtz is dad to Ethan, who recovered from an autism diagnosis. Stan recovered himself from symptoms of ADHD and IBS while he was working on therapies for his son. Stan has presented at the USAAA 2006 and 2007 International Conferences and other regional USAAA conferences. Stan innovated the MB12 Nasal Spray therapy and recently created the new revitaPOP, a lingual lollipop administration of MB12 that works without a prescription. You can watch videos of people changing while they take revitaPOP at http://www.revitapop.com/media/video1.htm. Stan's research continues to highlight the collective relationship between infections and toxins in children with autism, ADHD and chronic illness.

"Stan is a skilled and powerful speaker, with the unique ability to clearly articulate complicated research and information. He frequently presents his findings and theories at major biomedical conferences and physician's seminars. His highly popular and entertaining multimedia lectures include novel approaches to achieving optimal health for families with chronic illness and children with autism spectrum and related disorders. "

Stan moderates the Yahoo! autism parent group MB12Valtrex, which focuses on antiviral and Nasal Spray MB12 and the new Lollipop MB12 therapies. Stan has published many recovery videos including a groundbreaking video of a 23 year old with ADHD attached to an EEG showing a lack of brainwave synchronicity that recovers in minutes after taking MB12. Stan is the former owner of Children's Corner School in Van Nuys, California, a unique school that includes special needs children in the classroom and focuses on research and health as a foundation for child development. Stan is on the USAAA Advisory Board. He is is a parent, teacher and independent researcher.

Stan will be presenting on Friday, July 10 at the USAAA 2009 International Conference in Los Angeles, California.

"Stan's accomplishments can only be described as remarkable. He gives hope to parents everywhere."Lawrence P. Kaplan, CEO, USAAA

For a complete listing of abstracts and learning objectives, click here.




Speaker Spotlight
Mitochondrial Structure, Oxidative Stress and Autism

Kyle Van Dyke, MD is a board certified family physician who became involved in autism when his son Ryan was diagnosed in 2004. He graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and did his residency at the University of Virginia. He worked with Dr Elizabeth Mumper (Medical Director of Defeat Autism Now!) at the Advocates for Children Clinic (now the Rimland Center) for three years before moving to the Wisconsin Integrative Hyperbaric Center last year. He has special interest in GI issues, diet, HBOT, mitochondrial dysfunction and treating medical problems of family members of affected children. He has also completed The Institute for Functional Medicine's clinician training course, applying similar principles used in treating autism to complex chronic conditions in adults.

"Dr. Van Dyke is a board certified family physician who became involved in autism when his son Ryan was diagnosed in 2004."

Dr. Van Dyke will be presenting "Mitochondrial Structure, Oxidative Stress and Autism," on Saturday, July 11 at the USAAA 2009 International Conference in Los Angeles, California.

For a complete listing of abstracts and learning objectives, click here.


Immediate Solutions
Sharing experiences:
There isn't a better way to meet parents, physicians, and educators under one roof than at a USAAA conference. Parents, professionals, and educators share their experiences and tips.

Speaker Spotlight
To Provide the Opportunity for individuals with autism spectrum disorders to achieve their fullest potential.

Lawrence P. Kaplan, PhD is a parent of child affected by autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Kaplan ’s work in autism evolved in 1994 when his son Nathan was diagnosed with PDD-NOS. He founded a non-profit charitable organization that was one of the first organizations to offer assistance to special education programs in the public school system and provide educational programs for parents who have children with ASD. Drawing on his decade long tenure in professional and collegiate sports, he created a “team approach” to develop a parent-physician partnership that has been presented at national and international autism conferences. This innovative concept led to authoring the book, “Diagnosis Autism: Now What? 10 Steps to Improve Treatment Outcomes; A Parent-Physician Team Approach.”

Dr. Kaplan ’s work in autism evolved in 1994 when his son Nathan was diagnosed with PDD-NOS.

The 1994 non-profit organization evolved into the US Autism & Asperger Association, Inc. (USAAA) in 2005 with a mission to enhance the quality of life of individuals and their families/caregivers touched by autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Kaplan was chief investigator for the first study on early diagnosis of ASD. Dr. Kaplan is CEO of USAAA and is the editor for the USAAA WeeklyNews email newsletter that reaches over 30,000 subscribers each week.

For a complete listing of abstracts and learning objectives, click here.


After the presentation
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