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US Autism & Asperger Association

May 10, 2013

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Welcome to USAAA WeeklyNews, an email newsletter that addresses a range of topics on Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

Quote of the week - "Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground." —Zora Neale Hurston

Updated Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce

by Joseph Mercola, MD

Research has shown that pesticides and other agricultural chemicals are neurotoxins and can cause disruptions to your neurological system and your brain. The reason why neurotoxins still enjoy widespread use on our fresh food supply is really more about the bottom line for farming operations than it is about the science of human health.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers 60 percent of herbicides, 90 percent of fungicides, and 30 percent of insecticides to be carcinogenic. All of these toxins are permitted on conventional farms, and any number of them can end up on your plate when you purchase conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables. Read More...

Reconnect with your kitchen

patty lemerby Patricia Lemer, MEd, NCC USAAA Advisory Board

Serve a varied menu of organic and home-cooked food. Reconnect with your kitchen. Buy cookbooks; taking a cooking class; download gluten, dairy and sugar-free alternatives . Good quality "fast" food is available online, by mail order, and at local super markets. Avoid packaged, processed empty calories, the Golden Arches, pizza and pasta. Steam nutrient dense vegetables. Serve with the ancient gluten-free grains millet, quinoa and amaranth. Make soup. Crack young green coconuts and make natural probiotics with the water and immature meat.
- Patricia S. Lemer, MEd, NCC

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"ENVISIONING A BRIGHT FUTURE: Interventions that Work for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders," by Patricia Lemer

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to read "Prioritizing Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders," that was presented by Ms. Lemer at recent USAAA conference.

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Julie Matthews Recognized for Global Impact of Nourishing Hope for Autism

julie matthewsBy Julie Matthews, CNC

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I'm deeply touched to be honored by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals for my efforts in sharing an imperative message...that Food and Nutrition MATTER for children with autism, ADHD, and other childhood disorders. I wanted to share my acceptance speech so you can hear what's in my heart.


The passion that drives me everyday stems from the help and support these families need and the impact I see while working with them. Since the onset of my nutrition career more than twelve years ago, I've firmly believed that strategic attention to dietary matters and nutritional intake could influence childrens' health, learning, behavior - and hence their life potential. This message is both simple, yet complex in that many circumstances influence each person's respective health and possibility based on their bio-individuality. READ MORE.

Julie Matthews will be presenting Nutrition and Cooking: Guidance for Beginners and Beyond and participating on the Collaborative Multi-Disciplinary Team Approaches for Autism Interventions in Schools Panel 4 on Nutrition Intervention Improving Autism Related Disorders at the USAAA 2013 World Conference.

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USAAA 2013 World Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 15-18

These are some of the 30+ experts who have the solutions: Temple Grandin, PhD, one of themost accomplished adults with autism in the world; Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, a Harvard professor who is on the cutting edge of autism research; Tim Page, DFA, a Pulitzer Prize winner and professor, who is grateful to have a diagnosis; Stephen M. Shore, EdD, a world renowned lecturer who overcame his autism challenges and is now a professor of special education; Phillip C. DeMio, MD, a father and a nationally recognized expert physician who has treated thousands of persons with ASD; Elaine Hall, a mother who is making miracles for children, teenagers, and adults.

On August 15 - 18, the US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) launches its 2013 Annual World Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel and Convention Center. Over 35 of the world's most respected experts will discuss New Research, Treatment Modalities, Resources, and Avenues for Advocacy. After three days, you will leave the conference armed with tools of practical protocols, valuable hope, and new resources for support for your child, family member, patient, friend, student, or yourself.

Our speakers and panelists include physicians, behaviorists, educators, researchers, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, developmental specialists, psychologists, social workers, scientists, nutritionists, siblings, teachers, self advocates, parents, education consultants, plus more. USAAA features World Premiere presentations.

Dr. Temple Grandin, PhD, one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world, will keynote the opening session on Friday morning, August 16 and there will be an exclusive special "One on One" with Temple. Dr. Grandin ranked 31st on Time Magazine's list of the most influential people of 2010 in the world. 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 Sciences at Colorado State University.

Continuing education will be offered throughout the conference.

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In this issue:

Updated Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Reconnect with your kitchen - A Mother's Day gift from USAAA

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Julie Matthews Recognized for Global Impact of Nourishing Hope for Autism

USAAA 2013 World Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 15-18

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