THE US AUTISM & ASPERGER ASSOCIATION ANNUAL WORLD CONFERENCE IS PRESENTED IN PART BY THE GREAT PLAINS LABORATORY AND NEW BEGINNINGS NUTRITIONALS

*THE GREAT PLAINS LABORATORY, INC. - GOLD SPONSOR

The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. is the world leader in providing testing for nutritional factors in chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, autism and ADD. We offer a variety of metabolic tests such as immune deficiency evaluation, amino acid tests, essential fatty acid tests, glutathione levels, metal toxicity and food allergies tests. To find a specialist or to obtain a physician referral, our customer service department is available to assist you. Free 30 minute phone consultations to assist in the interpretation of our test results are also available.

*NEW BEGINNINGS NUTRITIONALS - GOLD

New Beginnings Nutritionals is a company started by Dr. William Shaw, in May 2003 to provide high quality supplements specially designed for adults and children with special needs and allergies. Our products are designed to provide support for special dietary needs, digestion, absorption, nutrient deficiencies, detoxification, immune dysfunction, and yeast and bacteria overgrowth.

AMERICAN MEDICAL AUTISM BOARD (AMAB)

American Medical Autism Board (AMAB) is an independent non-profit incorporated certifying organization. AMAB offers the first of its kind board / diplomate certification program for medical doctors specializing in biomedical treatment of autism and related disorders. These disorders are known collectively as the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Thus, medical doctors who become certified by the American Medical Autism Board show that they specialize in biomedical treatment of ASD, and will have met the Board’s high levels of criteria for training and experience, and will have passed its rigorous certification examination.

THE AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION (AOTA)

This course will be offered for up to 1.7 AOTA CEUs (17.0 total hours). “The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.” Waiting for approval in March.

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)

This program will be co-sponsored by the University of Indianapolis. University of Indianapolis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. This program will be approved for "17" category one credit hours by the American Psychological Association. Waiting for approval in March.

AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION (ASHA)

This program will be co-sponsored by the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures. This course is offered for up to 1.70 ASHA CEUs (Various level, Professional area). 17.0 total hours. Waiting for approval in March.

*ASPERTOOLS

Aspertools - Aspertools: The Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger's, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Neurodiversity is written by ASD Author, Director, Producer, speaker, and Neurodiversity advocate, Dr. Harold "Hackie" Reitman. Dr. Reitman will be presenting on Saturday, August 20 as well as participating on the Doctors and Researchers Panel. Dr. Reitman is also the founder of Different Brains.

*AUTISM HOPE ALLIANCE

The Autism Hope Alliance embodies hope for families facing the diagnosis of Autism through education, financial support and volunteerism. The Autism Hope Alliance is the first non-profit foundation for Autism to emerge from the natural foods industry. The Autism Hope Alliance provides hope and help for autism families today.

*AUTISM SOCIETY OF ORGEON

The Autism Society of Oregon envisions individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued. The Autism Society of Oregon is Oregon's leading organization providing resources, education, advocacy and support for individuals and families living with autism.

*AUTISM TREATMENT CENTER OF AMERICA

The Autism Treatment Center of America™ is a worldwide teaching center for The Son-Rise Program, a powerful and effective treatment for children and adults challenged by Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Asperger's Syndrome, and other developmental disabilities. The Son-Rise Program was originated in 1974 by parents, Barry Neil Kaufman (best selling author, Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues) and Samahria Lyte Kaufman for their son. The treatment and educational model has changed the way children with Autism are helped worldwide.

*COLLEGE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The College Internship Program provides comprehensive, individualized, academic, internship and independent living experiences for young adults with Asperger Syndrome and Learning Differences. Students have the option of attending local colleges or business schools, or focus on career development. Our Mission is to inspire independence and expand the foundation on which young adults with Asperger’s, ADHD and other Learning Differences can build happy and productive lives. CIP is one of the most comprehensive programs in the world for assisting young adults with learning differences to succeed in college, employment, and independent living.

*DESIGNS BY JA9

Designs by Ja9 - Janine Stillman, owner of Designs by Ja9, designs and produces all of her fused glass creations in her home studio in Southern California. Many are limited editions; often only one of each design is ever made. Janine has earned a reputation for unique design, attention to detail, and personalized service. Attendees at the conference will be able to meet Janine and purchase some of her many unique creations. With your purchase, US Autism & Asperger Association will receive a donation.

*DIFFERENT BRAINS

Different Brains is a neurodiversity resource site that welcomes everyone - regardless of condition or philosophy. Our goal is to build a community of advocates for people whose brains think a little bit differently, a space for the respectful sharing of ideas and stories, and a resource for anyone seeking knowledge and support so that no one feels like the "Lone Ranger". Dr. Harold "Hackie" Reitman is the founder of Different Brains and an entrepreneur, philanthropist, children's activist, and neurodiversity advocate. He is also a retired orthopaedic surgeon and a former professional heavyweight boxer.

*FUTURE HORIZONS BOOKSTORE

Future Horizons mission is to bring current, helpful information on autism and Asperger Syndrome to individuals, families and professionals. We provide books, conferences, and other valuable information on Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). Visit our booth at the conference. Future Horizons is the official conference bookstore.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS

"This program will be offered by the National Association of Social Workers for 17.0 [Social Work] continuing education contact hours." Wating for Approval in March.

*NEURO-LUMINANCE

Neuro-Luminance offers enlightened and integrative solutions to a range of brain disorders or diagnoses. Our approach is based upon neuroscience, genetics, psychopharmacology & brain function SPECT imaging. The result is a new way of envisioning treatment, a new pathway to mental health. Welcome to the new paradigm for brain health and well-being! Numerous studies have found brain region Hypoperfusion associated with ASD. Neuro-Luminance brings over 30 years of expertise in evaluation and treatment of patients with ASD. Stop by our booth and meet Dr. Uszler and Dr. Henderson.

*PARTINGTON BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS

Partington Behavior Analysts provides high-quality, effective intervention and educational services for children with autism and other language and developmental delays. We also work with and train parents, teachers, and other professionals who interact with the children on a regular basis. Our Founder, James W. Partington, PhD, BCBA-D, is a licensed psychologist and doctoral-level board certified behavior analyst with more than 35 years experience working with children with developmental disabilities. Dr. Partington is the co-founder of the ABLLS®-R assessment tool, and has authored numerous papers and books on teaching language to children with autism or other developmental disabilities.

*REBECCA SCHOOL

Rebecca School - Michael Koffler (founder of Rebecca School) noticed that children diagnosed on the autistic spectrum were underserved in New York. He set out to build a school age program for children on the spectrum. In the spring of 2004, he approached Tina McCourt (who at the time was the Program Director at the Early Intervention Center of Brooklyn) and asked if she wanted to be involved. She had a strong belief that a relationship-based approach was the best way to serve and help children diagnosed on the spectrum relate and communicate. Michael agreed and they set out to design a building and a program that would fully integrate the DIR® model. The school opened in September 2006 with 48 students and 53 staff members. Since then the student population has more than doubled and continues to grow each year.

USAAA TV

USAAA TV is The Official US Autism & Asperger Association TV Channel. The channel features Live Stream video, as well as a full Video Archive from videos uploaded to YouTube and Facebook. The US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) 5th Annual World Conference, held October 1-3, 2010, became the most-viewed autism conference in the world. While there were over 700 attendees each day at the conference in St. Louis, Missouri, there were over 35,000 viewers watching the event online. This was the first ever autism and Asperger conference to be streamed live in its entirety. Visit USAAA TV for more information. Many of our videos from conferences, YouTube, and Facebook are located in the Video Archive.

US COLLEGE AUTISM PROJECT

US COLLEGE AUTISM PROJECT - US CAP: US Autism & Asperger Association, through the US CAP initiative, has created an opportunity for individuals on the autism spectrum to have a successful college experience and to be prepared for post collegiate transitions. Learn more about the US CAP uniquely tailored Curriculum. Visit the College Connections link. USAAA boasts a proud network of affiliated colleges and universities that employ some of the most world-renowned autism experts.

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