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July 3, 2014

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USAAA First Recipient of Von Middleton's Single, "Puzzle"

Press Release

R&B/Rock/Pop Recording Artist Von Middleton's recent single release Puzzle reached 5 consecutive days as the #1 song in the top 100 new releases in June according to The single has been released for 5 weeks now, and it has been in the top 5 of the 100 new releases. "Wow!" "I am so grateful for the support that I have been receiving, so very thankful", said Von Middleton.

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Mr. Middleton, a native Brooklynite and New Yorker, wrote and obtained copyrights last year. After he connected with his life coach, manager and mentor, Coach Ted Gustus, he formed his own publishing/recording label company, VONSVIBE, LLC. It was through his company he went on to produce the track for the song.

The song “Puzzle” addresses social issues. It’s focus is on individuals becoming liberated and having freedom from fitting into societal puzzles. It addresses the prejudices based on ethnicity, religion, sexual preference, economic status, health issues, community and race.

Mr. Middleton, a 24-year-old multi-talented young man, is determined to use his gifts and talents to have a positive impact on his generation. He is committed to improving the quality of life for young people. Every month, he has agreed to partnership with charities and non-profits that seek to improve the quality of life for young people. As a result, he has agreed to share a portion of his earnings from his single “Puzzle”. The US Autism and Asperger Association is the first recipient from June 16-July 16, 2014.

US AUTISM & ASPERGER ASSOCIATION will receive $.05 cents each time someone LISTENS TO “PUZZLE” FOR FREE, for 60 or more seconds of the song, at In addition, US Autism & Asperger Association will receive $.30 cents for every “Puzzle” song that is purchased for $.99 cents at any of our 16 Online Storefronts. This includes ITunes, Amazon,, and other storefronts.

VONSVIBE, LLC has partnered with DonorCharge to facilitate the "Give Back" through their revolutionary patent pending QR Code that allows these contributions to be made just by scanning the code. This QR code is placed on all merchandise, CD's and promotional items connected to the song “Puzzle”. For every “Puzzle” merchandise sold, it will have a QR code sticker on it and once it is scanned, $.30 cents will go to US Autism & Asperger Association.

To further demonstrate his commitment to improving the quality of life for young people, Von has personally created the MASTERPIECE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FUND for deserving students who dare to be different and seek to make a difference despite their personal challenges.

conference news update

USAAA 2014 World Conference
Kansas City, Missouri
September 4-7, 2014

they are coming to kansas city

Over 30 of the world’s most respected researchers, practitioners, and education specialists in the Autism Spectrum Disorders community come to Kansas City, Missouri to share valuable resources for your child, family member, patient, friend, student, or yourself. Join us at the award winning Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza hotel September 4-7, 2014.



Introducing for the first time:
Self-Advocates in a TEDx-style, short-form presentation with four presenters in combined one hour plenary session.

Special plenary sessions:
The Doctors and Researchers Panel:
Phillip C. DeMio, MD
Ted Henderson, MD, PhD
Martha Herbert, MD, PhD
Valerie Hu, PhD
William Shaw, PhD
Kenneth Stoller, MD
J. Michael Uszler, MD
Ten Tips to Reduce Brain Overload by Martha Herbert, MD, PhD
Self-Advocacy - Challenges Throughout the Lifespan Panel
Tim Page, DFA, Pulitzer Prize winner and USC professor of music, communication and journalism
Stephen M. Shore, EdD, world renowned professor of special education at Adelphi University
Jennifer O'Toole, Founder of Asperkids and teacher
Raun Kaufman, subject of an award-winning NBC television movie
Christopher Gauthier, MFA, Assistant Professor of Art, Photography at Utah State University
Bringing It All Together
Joyce Miller DeMio
Phillip C. DeMio, MD
Christopher M. Gauthier, MFA
Ted Henderson, MD, PhD
Raun K. Kaufman
Lori Knowles-Jimenez
Julie Matthews, CNC
William Shaw, PhD
Marlo P. Thurman, MS
J. Michael Uszler, MD
Theresa Wrangham

Medical/Biomedical track:
Biomedical Interventions: Treating the Underlying Causes of the Symptoms
by Dr. Phillip C. Demio
The Detection and Treatment of the Most Common Biochemical Abnormalities in Autism
by William Shaw, PhD
New Discoveries in the Underlying Pathobiology of Autism
by Valerie Hu, PhD
Diagnosis of and Treatment for Disorders that are Comorbid with Autism
by Ted Henderson, MD, PhD
A Compelling Story of Recovery
by Lori Knowles-Jimenez and Daniel Knowles
Functional Imaging of the Brain - New Discoveries
by J. Michael Uszler, MD
Get Started Now - Food and Nutrition Matter!
by Julie Matthews, CNC
Improvements in Overall Behavior
by William Shaw, PhD
Co-Infections Including Lyme Disease and How To Treat Them
by Kenneth Stoller, MD
Tips and Tricks for Your New Grocery Shopping Treasure Hunt
by Joyce Miller DeMio
Nutrition Workshop: Supplements, Kids, and Fun with your Blender
by Julie Matthews, CNC

Educational and Developmental track:
Autism Breakthrough: The Groundbreaking Method
by Raun K. Kaufman
Core Academics: All Classrooms Begin With a Focus On "Me"
by Gil Tippy, PsyD
Assessing and Teaching Functional Living Skills to Individuals of All Ages Using The AFLS™
by Jim Partington, PhD, BCBA
Unlocking the Precious Precocious Potential of ASD Kids
by Jennifer O'Toole
The Continuums of Autism: Cognition, Sensory Processing and Behavior
by Marlo Payne Thurman, MS
Music, the Carrier Signal for Verbal Communication

by world renowned professor of special education, Stephen M. Shore, EdD
New Interventions in Schools Panel:
Jennifer O'Toole, Jim Partington, PhD, BCBA, Stephen M. Shore, EdD, Marlo P. Thurman, MS Gil Tippy, PsyD
From Preschool to Post-Secondary Education: Navigating Systems and Preparing for Transitions
by Marlo P. Thurman, MS
Special exclusive interview with Tim Page. Grateful for the Diagnosis; It Explained Everything
by Tim Page, DFA
10 Key Steps to Finding a Job and Keeping It
by Margaret Dillon Katz
Building Relationships, Marriage, and Family in the Context of Autism

by Gil Tippy, PsyD and Christopher M. Gauthier, MFA
Panel: Support Services for Missouri and Kansas,
by Vonda Minor and Jennifer Smith
Living with Aspergers: Navigating a Delicate Balance, by Christopher M. Gauthier, MFA
Parents Facing a Lifetime of Daunting Challenges Panel

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