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US Autism & Asperger Association
September 19, 2014

(l to r) Kenneth Stoller, MD, Martha Herbert, PhD, MD, Theodore Henderson, PhD, MD
J. Michael Uszler, MD, Valerie W. Hu, PhD, William Shaw, PhD, Phillip C. DeMio, MD

(l to r) Jennifer O'Toole, Christopher M. Gauthier, MFA, Stephen M. Shore, EdD,
Tim Page, DFA, Benjamin Tarasewicz

Sibling Panel moderated by Theresa K. Wrangham

Some of the World's Most Respected Presenters
Over 30 of the world's most respected researchers, practitioners, and education specialists share valuable resources for the autism and Asperger community.

  • Scott Adams, CFP* Dedicated parent of six children; national presenter; co-founder of The Special Needs Planning Center
  • Joyce DeMio* Parent advocate focusing on dietary intervention, therapies, education, and the complicated process of procuring state and federal funding assistance
  • Phillip C. DeMio, MD* Medical Director at the Whole Health & Wellness Centers, OH; ER Physician at Case Western University Hospitals and former faculty member; Board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Christopher M. Gauthier, MFA** * Assistant Professor of Art, Photography, Utah State University and co-founder of Evidence and Artifacts: Facing Autism, a photographic project; Self-advocate
  • Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD Licensed psychiatrist, private practice in Centennial, Colorado
  • Martha Herbert, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston; Author
  • Devin Houston, PhD Founder of Houston Nutraceuticals; Biochemist, Scientific Consultant, and former College Professor
  • Valerie W. Hu, PhD* Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, George Washington University, Author
  • Lawrence P. Kaplan, PhD* Founder, US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA); Author; Parent advocate
  • Margaret Dillon Katz Presentation Coordinator at The College Internship Program
  • Raun K. Kaufman** Director of Global Education, Autism Treatment Center of America; Author; Self-advocate
  • Daniel Knowles** Student and self-advocate
  • Lori Knowles-Jimenez* Director of New Beginnings Nutritionals; Parent advocate
  • Tammy Matassa* Parent advocate
  • Julie Matthews, CNC Certified Nutritional Consultant, Co-founder of Nourishing Hope; Author; Creator of Cooking to Heal
  • Vonda Minor* Family Support Coordinator and Autism Navigator at the Kansas City Regional Office; Parent advocate
  • Jennifer O'Toole** * Founder, Asperkids; Self-advocate
  • Tim Page, DFA** * Professor at University of Southern California at both the Thornton School of Music and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism; Author; Pulitzer Prize winner
  • James W. Partington, PhD, BCBA Licensed psychologist, board-certified behavior analyst, doctoral level (BCBA-D); Director of Behavior Analysts; former Professor West Virginia University, USF, St. Mary's College
  • William Shaw, PhD* Board-certified in the fields of clinical chemistry and toxicology. Founder, Great Plains Laboratory, Researcher and Chemist. Worked for Children's Mercy Hospital and the UMKC School of Medicine
  • Stephen M. Shore, EdD** Professor, Adelphi University; Author; Self-advocate; Has presented in more countries and states than anyone from the autism community
  • Jennifer Smith* Executive Director, Autism Society - The Heartland; Parent advocate
  • Kenneth Stoller, MD Chief of Hyperbaric Medicine, Amen Clinics, San Francisco; Adjunct Assistant Professor at the AT Still School of Medicine in Arizona
  • Benjamin Tarasewicz Self-advocate; public speaker; actor; musician
  • Marlo Payne Thurman, MS Adjunct faculty member, University of Northern Colorado; School Psychologist; National Educational Consultant; Author
  • Gil Tippy, PsyD Clinical Director of the Rebecca School in Manhattan, New York
  • J. Michael Uszler, MD Medical Director of the Nuclear Medicine Department at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California; Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
  • Theresa K. Wrangham* Parent advocate; co-founded the Autism Society of Boulder County, CO; Featured in Parade Magazine and in national television and print news reports

    *Parent or family member of an individual with autism, Asperger Syndrome, or PDD-NOS
    **As a child or as an adult, diagnosed with autism, Asperger Syndrome, or PDD-NOS

Thirty-Two Sessions and 30 1/2 hours
The Schedule

  1. Panel Discussion: The Siblings
  2. World Premiere - The Time is Now: 10-minute keynotes about what we learned from living with autism.
  3. Effective Biomedical Interventions: Treating the Underlying Causes of the Symptoms
  4. Autism Breakthrough: The Groundbreaking Method
  5. Core Academics: All Classrooms Begin With a Focus On "Me"
  6. Assessing and Teaching Functional Living Skills to Individuals of All Ages Using The AFLS™
  7. The Detection and Treatment of the Most Common Biochemical Abnormalities in Autism
  8. Unlocking the Precious Precocious Potential of ASD Kids
  9. New Discoveries in the Underlying Pathobiology of Autism
  10. The Continuums of Autism: Cognition, Sensory Processing and Behavior
  11. Music, the Carrier Signal for Verbal Communication
  12. Diagnosis of and Treatment for Disorders that are Comorbid with Autism (e.g., depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD)
  13. A Compelling Story of Recovery
  14. Panel: New Interventions for Schools
  15. Panel: The Doctors and Researchers
  16. Ten Tips to Reduce Brain Overload
  17. Panel: Self-Advocacy - Challenges Throughout the Lifespan
  18. Functional Imaging of the Brain - New Discoveries
  19. From Preschool to Post-Secondary Education: Navigating Systems and Preparing for Transitions
  20. Special exclusive interview with Tim Page - Grateful for the Diagnosis; It Explained Everything
  21. Get Started Now - Food and Nutrition Matter!
  22. Improvements in Overall Behavior
  23. 10 Key Steps to Finding a Job and Keeping It
  24. Co-Infections Including Lyme Disease and How To Treat Them
  25. Building Relationships, Marriage, and Family in the Context of Autism
  26. Panel: Support Services for Missouri and Kansas
  27. Enzymes and Autism: Gut Health, Diet, and Nutritional Balance
  28. Living with Aspergers: Navigating a Delicate Balance
  29. Panel: Parents Facing a Lifetime of Daunting Challenges
  30. Tips and Tricks for Your New Grocery Shopping Treasure Hunt
  31. Nutrition Workshop: Supplements, Kids, and Fun with your Blender
  32. Panel: Bringing It All Together

*Offer ends September 30, 2014 (Regular price $149)


The information, presented at the conference and all recordings, is provided for informational purposes only. The content is not intended in any way to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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