August 24, 2016

Thank you for joining us this year in Louisville

Thank you for joining us at the USAAA 11th Annual World Conference in Louisville, Kentucky August 18-20, 2016! Some of you were local residents; some of you traveled from one of over 130 cities in the United States; some of you were visiting us internationally from Australia, Bahrain, Bermuda, Canada, Costa Rica, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Thanks to all of you attending from every corner of the autism and Asperger community.

We were honored to host over thirty of the world's leading autism and Asperger experts. We had 50 exhibitors both local businesses and national organizations.

We collaborated with many wonderful organizations to bring the conference to Louisville. Many thanks goes to Deborah Morton and the entire FEAT of Louisville for their support, and to Jean Elizabeth Grabowski and the entire team at the Kentuckiana Children's Center. The conference would not have been possible without the tremendous support of our sponsors and exhibitors, including gold level sponsors, Dr. William Shaw and the Great Plains Laboratory and Lori Knowles-Jimenez and New Beginnings Nutritionals, who have supported our efforts since 2006.

We want to thank all of our volunteers who helped in so many ways. Thanks to our registration management team, Kelly Connolly and Cassie Bale of Global Planners and Buzz.

Thanks to our speakers and panelists who took time out of their busy schedules to answer many questions about autism, Asperger Syndrome, and related disorders. A special thanks goes to our Chief Medical Officer and Board member, Dr. Phillip C. DeMio and our panel moderator, conference coordinator and Advisory Board member, Theresa K. Wrangham, who have spent countless hours in the preparation for the conference. And thanks to Dr. Jay Burstein, our Board member, who joined us from Chicago, and has been a driving force for the organization since its inception.

Mark your calendars for August 24-26, 2017 for the USAAA 12th Annual World Conference. We will announce the location in early January if not sooner.



"I want to thank all of you so much for bringing the conference to Louisville this past week.

This conference really lifted my therapy mom spirits & super charged me to keep up the momentum in my son's program.

The presenters provided me with a wealth of knowledge & insight.

The vendors were an education on resources to serve us now and in the very near future."

- Mom who attended the 2016 USAAA Conference in Louisville, KY.



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