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US Autism & Asperger Association
May 31, 2012



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Special "Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Autism/Asperger Interventions in the Schools" Panel Session

With exploding autism rates, increasing budget cuts and narrowing definitions and classification criteria for special education funds, the ability of our schools to meet the demands of our children with autism becomes more challenging each year. Yet, comprehensive assessments, strength and interest based teaching and appropriate school-based interventions and supports continue to pave the way for academic success for individuals with autism. As has always been the case, good educators adapt. In this session, experts in the field of education for individuals with autism will offer insights and creative solutions to assist both parents and educators in establishing and maintaining a multi-disciplinary treatment team to serve children with autism in today's ever changing school systems.


Over 35 of the world's most respected experts will discuss new treatment regimes and effective therapies, some of which have never been presented to the public. After four days, you will leave the conference armed with tools of practical protocols and valuable resources for your child, family member, patient, friend, student, or yourself. Our speakers and panelists include physicians, behaviorists, educators, researchers, speech pathologists, developmental specialists, teachers, psychologists, social workers, scientists, nutritionists, siblings, self-advocates, parents, education consultants, plus more.

USAAA features World Premiere presentations:
"Grateful for the Diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome; It Explained Everything"
"Multimedia Social Skills Program for Children with Asperger's Syndrome"
"Behavioral Issues and New Approaches with ASD"
"The impact of the proposed DSM-5"
"Advocacy and Combating Bullying" Panel
"Visual Social Thinking Strategies"
"Emergencies, Surgeries, and Anesthesia: Inside the Hospital From ER to Overnight Stays"
"Functional Imaging of the Brain"
-And much, much more!!!

Martha Herbert, MD, PhD and Temple Grandin, PhD
Dr. Herbert is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, a Pediatric Neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and an affiliate of the Harvard-MIT-MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. She is director of the TRANSCEND Research Program. Dr. Herbert is developing methods and collaborations for studying the systems biology of improvement and recovery. Dr. Herbert has a new book entitled The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be.

Dr. Grandin is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world. Dr. Grandin ranked 31st on Time Magazine's list of the most influential people of 2010 in the world. Her most recent book is Different...Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment. Dr. Grandin's fascinating life was brought to the screen in the HBO production full-length film, Temple Grandin, which received seven Emmy awards in 2010. Dr. Grandin works as a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.


-An exclusive special "One on One" with Temple Grandin
-A Professor discovering the underlying pathobiology of autism
-A Pulitzer Prize winner grateful for the diagnosis of Asperger's
-A special Doctors Panel
-19 new speakers
-And much, much more!!!

-The impact of the proposed DSM-5
-Game Theory
-Top 10 lessons
-Effects of vision on cognitive function
-A multi-disciplinary team approach
-Epigenetic expression
-Seizures and mitochondrial disorders
-Deficits and strengths
-Avoiding isolation
-Visual social thinking
-Cerebral hypoperfusion
-Principles of neural plasticity
-Auditory hypersensitivity
-Dental office desensitization
-Surgery preparation
-Food choices affecting symptoms
-And much, much more!!!


  • Educators and Professionals. SPECIAL Educators and Professionals session on Friday, September 7, 2012. CEUs available.
  • Pre-K thru 12 (teachers, administrators, staff, and Homeschoolers) without Certificate of Attendance ONLY $105 before June 30. (with Certificate $125 before June 30).







Register Now and meet with the leading experts.

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A Sampling of the Sessions:

Martha Herbert, MD, PhD
- Opening Keynote Address, Friday morning - Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Author

Temple Grandin, PhD - Keynote Address, Saturday morning - Professor, Colorado State University, Author

Beneficial Interventions and Critical Health Challenges During the Lifespan
Phillip C. DeMio, MD
- USAAA Chief Medical Officer, Private Practice in Cleveland and Columbus, affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Hospitals (ER)

Vision: The Effects on Balance, Vestibular, Movement and Cognitive Function
Lynn Hellerstein, OD, FCOVD, FAAO - Adjunct Professor - Multiple Universities, Author, Founder of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center

"A Journey of Pain, Suffering, Struggles, and Hope"
Aaron Likens - Author, Community Education Specialist, Autism Ambassador

New Discoveries in the Underlying Pathobiology of Autism
Valerie Hu, PhD - Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, George Washington University, Author

"Grateful for the Diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome; It Explained Everything"
Tim Page, Professor, University of Southern California, Author, Pulitzer-Prize winner

"Strength and Interest-Based Learning: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities"
Stephen M. Shore, EdD - Professor, Aldelphi University, Author

Seizures and Mitochondrial Disorders
Richard E. Frye, MD, PhD - Director of Autism Research at the Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute and Associate Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

"Brain Plasticity and Executive Functioning"
Sharon Jones, ABD, CCC-SLP - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The Doctors and Researchers Q&A Panel Discussion
Phillip C. DeMio, MD, Richard E. Frye, MD, PhD, Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, Debby Hamilton, MD, Valerie Hu, PhD, William Shaw, PhD, J. Michael Uszler, MD

"Behavioral Issues and New Approaches with ASD"
Raun K. Kaufman - Director of Global Education, Autism Treatment Center of America, Author

Functional Imaging of the Brain: You'll Never See Autism the Same Way Again
J. Michael Uszler, MD - Medical Director of the Nuclear Medicine Department at Saint John's Health Center, Assistant Clinical Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA, Medical Director of

"The Continuums of Autism: Cognition, Sensory Processing and Behavior"
Marlo Payne Thurman - MS National Educational Consultant, Author

"Advocacy and Combating Bullying" Panel
Christopher Gauthier, MFA, Aaron Likens, Michael McManmon, EdD, Tim Page

A Sensory, Neuroplasticity - based Approach to Autism
Ron Minson, MD - Clinical Director for Integrated Listening Systems and Private Practice

"Nutrition and Cooking: Guidance for Beginners and Beyond"
Julie Matthews, CNC - Co-Founder, Nourishing Hope, and Author

"Visual Social Thinking Strategies"
Michael P. McManmon, EdD - Founder, College Internship Program, Author

Effects of Toxic Drugs and Chemicals on the Incidence and Severity of Autism
William Shaw, PhD - Founder, Great Plains Laboratory, Researcher and Chemist

"Assessing and Teaching Functional Living Skills to Individuals of All Ages Using The AFLS™"
James W. Partington, PhD, BCBA -
Founder, Partington Behavior Analysts, Author

Holistic Medicine: Effective Treatment with a Focus on Nutrition
Debby Hamilton, MD, MSPH - Board Certified Pediatrician and Physician Nutrition Specialist at Holistic Pediatric Consulting

"Multimedia Social Skills Program for Children with Asperger's Syndrome"
Kathleen Davey, BPsySc, MPsych(Clin) - Clinical psychologist at the Social Skills Training Institute, Brisbane, Australia

Oral Health Care for the Dental Patient with Autism
Robert E. Rada, DDS - Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois College of Dentistry and private practice in LaGrange, Illinois

Emergencies, Surgeries, and Anesthesia: Inside the Hospital From ER to Overnight Stays
Phillip C. DeMio, MD - USAAA Chief Medical Officer, Private Practice in Cleveland and Columbus, affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Hospitals (ER)

Over 35 total sessions.

Complete schedule


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