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US Autism & Asperger Association
May 1, 2012

The US Autism & Asperger Association 7th Annual World Conference & Expo headquarters are at the Crowne Plaza International Airport Hotel and Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, September 6-9, 2012. This is the first time USAAA has returned to the Denver area since the 2nd annual conference in 2007 where over 800 people attended. Hotel Reservations.

World leading Autism and Asperger experts, including Dr. Temple Grandin and Dr. Martha Herbert, discuss new research, treatment modalities, resources and avenues for advocacy. Topics include medical/biomedical, educational, behavioral and developmental evidence-based interventions. There will be a special event with Dr. Grandin that has never been presented at any conference.
Learn more about the topics and schedule.

USAAA is introducing: Emergencies, Surgeries, and Anesthesia: Inside the Hospital From ER to Overnight Stays. There will be a special cooking and nutrition session. USAAA introduces new sessions for educators and professionals: "Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Autism Interventions in the Schools and in the Community". Over 8 of the 17 hours are dedicated to Medical and Biomedical Treatment Modalities and Research.
Learn more about the schedule

The following is partial list of our presenters (Speaker Bios):

Martha Herbert, MD, PhD - Keynote
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Temple Grandin, PhD** - Keynote
Professor, Colorado State University
Phillip C. DeMio, MD*
USAAA Chief Medical Officer, Private Practice in Cleveland and Columbus, affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Hospitals, and Executive Director of the American Medical Autism Board
Richard E. Fyre, MD, PhD
Director of Autism Research at the Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute and Associate Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Christopher M. Gauthier, MFA*
Professor, Utah State University and co-founder of Evidence and Artifacts: Facing Autism, a photographic project
Jacqueline F. Gauthier*
Director for Morningside School and a collaborative partner in the photographic project Evidence and Artifacts: Facing Autism
Debby Hamilton, MD, MSPH
Board Certified Pediatrician at Holistic Pediatric Consulting
Lynn Hellerstein, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO
Founder of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center
Rebecca E. Hutchins, OD, FCOVD
Niwot Vision

Valerie Hu, PhD*
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, George Washington University
Sharon Jones, ABD, CCC-SLP
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Lawrence P. Kaplan, PhD*
Founder, US Autism & Asperger Association
Raun K. Kaufman**
Director of Global Education, Autism Treatment Center of America
Patricia Lemer, MEd, NCC
Founder, Developmental Delay Resources, and Author
Aaron Likens**
Author, Community Education Specialist, Autism Ambassador
Michael P. McManmon, EdD**
Founder, College Internship Program
Ron Minson, MD
Clinical Director for Integrated Listening Systems and Private Practice
Tim Page** *
Professor, University of Southern California
James W. Partington, PhD, BCBA
Founder, Partington Behavior Analysts
Eric Peacock, MBA*
CEO and Cofounder, MyHealthTeams
Stephen Shore, EdD**
Professor, Aldelphi University
Marlo Payne Thurman, MS
National Educational Consultant
J. Michael Uszler, MD
Medical Director of the Nuclear Medicine Department at Saint John's Heath Center, Assistant Clinical Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA, Medical Director of
Theresa Wrangham*
Parent Advocate

*Parent or family member of an individual affected by autism
**As a child or as an adult, diagnosed with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome



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