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Uncovering New Comorbidities That Complicate Autism
J. Michael Uszler, MD To Announce Findings at World Conference in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Missouri - August 26, 2014 - A worldwide breakthrough in the clinical evaluation of autism will be announced at the US Autism & Asperger Association 2014 World Conference,, September 4-7, 2014 at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza Hotel. The announcement will reveal surprising results of brain scans on over 1200 individuals with autism.

J. Michael Uszler, MD, Medical Director of the Nuclear Medicine Department at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, has identified brain region over-activity compatible with co-occurring conditions (comorbidities) that can complicate the management of this devastating disorder. This new information can provide significant help to practitioners for optimizing treatment strategies. Dr. Uszler will be presenting his findings during the conference both on September 5 and 6.

The keynote presentation, a world premiere, will feature five individuals with autism or Aspergers presenting “The Time is Now: 10-Minute Keynotes About What We Learned From Living With Autism”, Friday, September 5. A second keynote address, “Ten Tips to Reduce Brain Overload”, will be given by Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, on Saturday, September 6.

“This is a rare opportunity to meet and talk with some of the most recognized people in the autism community worldwide”, said Lawrence P. Kaplan, PhD, Founder of US Autism & Asperger Association. “The possibilities are endless.”

Christopher M. Gauthier, MFA, the second baby born January 1, 1970 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, returns to his hometown and will be part of the Keynote on Friday morning, September 5 and will also participate on panels, and present “Living with Aspergers: Navigating a Delicate Balance”. Chris is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Utah State University. His photography can be found in permanent collections around the world.

Parents, Students, Family Members and Professionals (continuing education is offered) can register for the conference online at or call 801-816-1234 or
1-888-9AUTSIM (1-888-928-8476).
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US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) is a leading 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization for Autism and Asperger education, support, research, and solutions. The goal of USAAA is to “Provide the Opportunity”for individuals with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders to achieve their fullest potential.  In 2010, USAAA produced the first-ever live stream of an Autism/Asperger conference in its entirety. It was the most viewed Autism/Asperger conference in the world. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-9AUTISM.

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