THE 2018 US Autism Association ANNUAL WORLD CONFERENCE and EXPO, November 29 - December 1, 2018 is presented in part by ISODIOL and IONCLEANSE

*ISODIOL - GOLD and TITLE SPONSOR

Isodiol and it's team of collaborators are a group of companies that together, grow & harvest hemp on an industrial scale, and then process it to extract the cannabidiol (CBD) to the highest available purity for worldwide distribution. By utilizing one of the world's largest hemp farms, Isodiol and its partners are the choice for industrial volumes of high grade CBD. Pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic companies worldwide have gained market share due to our products. In collaboration with partners around the world, Isodiol supplies industrial hemp derivatives for medicinal formulations in the nutraceutical, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical markets. After growing and harvesting hemp on an industrial scale, it is then processed to extract cannabidiol (CBD) to the highest purity possible for worldwide distribution.


*IONCLEANSE BY A MAJOR DIFFERENCE - SILVER SPONSOR

IonCleanse by A Major Difference - At AMD we believe people can improve their health through detoxification. We are the manufacturer and worldwide distributor of the IonCleanse detox footbath systems, the safest, most thorough and efficient instruments used to cleanse and purify the body. The IonCleanse by AMD helps the body detox through the healing power of ions. Ions, because of their powerful charge, cleanse the body more effectively than any other method of detox. The process is safe, relaxing, and non-invasive, with no harmful side effects.


*AUTISM HOPE ALLIANCE - BRONZE SPONSOR

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 Hope Alliance will be giving away $25,000 worth of products that include GFCF foods, supplements, natural cleaners, books, CD's, plus much more. Stop by the exhibit booth for the product giveaway during the conference.


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)

AOTA application is submitted for CEUs approval.

AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION (ASHA)

ASHA application is submitted for CEUs approval.

*ASANAS FOR AUTISM AND SPECIAL NEEDS

Asanas for Autism and Special Needs- Asanas for Autism and Special Needs intention is to bring the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to children and adults of all abilities. Shawnee Thornton Hardy is a Certified Yoga Therapist, M.Ed., Behavior Specialist and the Founder of Asanas for Autism and Special Needs. Shawnee has worked with children and adults with autism and special needs for 18 years. She has specialized in working with children and adults who have significant cognitive and language delays, sensory processing deficits, as well as severe behavior challenges. She travels throughout the US and Internationally in order to train others in yoga and mindfulness approaches to support children and adults with autism and special needs. She is the author of the published book Asanas for Autism and Special Needs Yoga to Help Children with their Emotions, Self-Regulation and Body Awareness and the creator of the C.A.L.M.M Yoga Toolkit and Curriculum designed to make yoga inclusive and accessible to children and adults of diverse abilities and needs.

*AUTISM DIETITIAN

Autism Dietitian was founded by Brittyn Coleman, MS, RDN/LD who is a dietitian specializing in autism spectrum disorders and is also a sibling of an individual on the autism spectrum. Through her life and her studies, she realized how much overlap there is between nutrition and autism. During graduate school at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, she specialized in autism spectrum disorders and led her thesis research in food aversions and nutrient intake in children with ASD. There are very few dietitians specializing in ASD across the country, which makes accessibility extremely low. Because of this, she offers video and phone consults to parents and individuals all over the nation to increase the reach of nutrition therapy and nutrition education for families and individuals affected by ASD. She is extremely knowledgeable about autism in relations to diet, biomedical interventions, food selectivity, and even nutrigenetics.

*AUTISM FYI ORGANIZATION

Autism FYI Organization was created to help advance awareness of the needs surrounding Adults with Autism. The ability of emergency responders to recognize their need for special approaches and considerations is hampered by the lack of physical indicators of Autism. Autism FYI Organization has created the first National Autism Registry designed to help these emergency responders to make that recognition more quickly through the use of easily recognizable logos. ID tags with pertinent info on USB, GPS and RF trackers, clothing and patches with the logo will help bring that same benefit of quick recognition to those in the community.

*AUTISM HOPE ALLIANCE - BRONZE SPONSOR

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 Hope Alliance will be giving away $25,000 worth of products that include GFCF foods, supplements, natural cleaners, books, CD's, plus much more. Stop by the exhibit booth for the product giveaway during the conference.

*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.

*BEHAVIOR SUPPORT SOLUTIONS

Behavior Support Solutions strives to promote healthier families and assist those individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities to meet their potential by decreasing behavior issues, and increasing social skills and communication skills. Behavior Support Solutions only uses positive behavior supports that are research proven and considered best practices in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. We can provide in-home services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders from Age 2 adulthood. School services and Adult agency services are also available for those with a variety of developmental disabilities and behavioral issues. We are located throughout the Western US, with more locations coming soon. For more information, visit our website at www.behaviorsupportsolutions.com or contact us at 1-800-661-3669 or info@behaviorsupportsolutions.com.

*BEHCA

Behind every behavior is a purpose. BEHCA is designed to help families, educators, and support providers discover the underlying causes of behavior.Track daily observations, identify emotional triggers, and use shared data insights to effectively manage behavior over time. WHAT IS BEHCA Behavior Environment Health Comparative Analysis. It's a science-based and holistic approach to better understanding the purpose of behavior change. BEHCA uses data-driven insights to make the connection between how environment and health impact behaviors.

*BERNALILLO ACADEMY

Bernalillo Academy is a 63 bed Sub-Acute Residential Treatment Center for boys and girls, ages 4 to 17. We specialize in the treatment of Autism, including children who are non-verbal, and we treat children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and other Emotional and Behavioral Disorders with IQs as low as 50. Bernalillo Academy provides a wide array of services and programs for each child in treatment. These include but are not limited to 24 hour on-site nursing care, intensive and comprehensive psychiatry by four child and adolescent trained psychiatrists, Equine Assisted Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis based therapies, Sensory Integration and Intervention programs, Individual, Group and Family therapy provided by Licensed Therapists, and on-site individualized educational services per state and Federal guidelines. Bernalillo Academy is licensed and Certified by the New Mexico Department of Children, Youth and Families and accredited by The Joint Commission. We are a Medicaid approved Provider and we accept some commercial insurance plans.

*BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTERS

The Brain Balance Program is a non-medical and drug-free approach to overcoming the challenges of ADHD, learning disabilities, processing disorders, Asperger Syndrome (ASD), and a host of other related childhood learning and developmental issues. Our integrated approach focuses on the whole child and combines physical and sensory-motor exercises with academic skill training, healthy nutrition and confidence building.

CLIMBING FOR AUTISM

Climbing for Autism was introduced in 2016 by the US Autism Association. The initiative is to help develop prograsm throughout the country that have indoor rock climbing programs and to provide scholarships to families to be able to participate in these fantastic programs. Indoor climbing programs around the country are designed to help our children and adults to: Problem solve; Develop transferable skills: Listening, Communication, and Motivation; Develop positive recreation skills; Increase muscle tone and motor skills; Develop trust and relationship building skills; Increase self-esteem and empowerment; Promote independence, health and wellness; Increase knowledge and access to recreation activities; Enjoy themselves in a safe and controlled environment. For additional information, call at 1-888-9AUTISM (1-888-928-8476), ext. 1.

*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.

*PHILLIP C. DEMIO WHOLE HEALTH AND WELLNESS

The Phillip C. DeMio Whole Health and Wellness Centers - Dr. Phillip C. Demio, MD is the Medical Director for the Whole Health and Wellness Centers located in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. His practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment for individuals with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and related disorders. In addition to his practice, Dr. DeMio is an ER Physician at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals. Dr. DeMio's mission is for his patients to reach their maximum potential through biomedical care. Most patients are diagnosed with an ASD before starting with Dr. DeMio, though many people who come to see us do not have a diagnosis and can start treatment with Dr. DeMio. Dr. DeMio offers comprehensive testing and treatment for Lyme and other related diseases, which are quickly becoming epidemic. Dr. DeMio is a father of a child with autism.

*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 Association will receive a donation.

*DIFFERENT BRAINS

Different Brains, Inc. is the 501(C)(3) nonprofit dedicated to ALL neurodiversity! Our neurodiverse team produces media (including videos, podcasts, blogs, books, and documentaries) and provides free resources for all brain conditions - intellectual and developmental differences, neurological problems, and mental health challenges - while helping develop the next generation of advocates. Through mentoring and internships, the company trains young people with autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, social anxiety, epilepsy, OCD, and more how to write, produce, and edit videos and audio podcasts, write articles and blogs, and develop multiple forms of web content. Everything created becomes accessible to the general public free of charge on our website DifferentBrains.org, through which we advocate for the understanding of neurodiverse differences by highlighting voices for acceptance, inclusion, awareness, employment, and equality from around the world.

*THE EXPEDITION SOAP COMPANY

The Expedition Soap Company is owned by Spencer Kelly, a 17- year-old entrepreneur that has Asperger Syndrome. Expedition Soaps is a mission-minded company committed to making a difference in the lives of others that have challenges due to autism & Asperger syndrome. Each April, for Autism Awareness month, Spencer donates money to the US Autism Association and OUCARES. Supporting is important to Spencer, because they support kids like him to have successful college experiences with the US College Autism Project. The Expedition Soap Company sells handmade luxury soaps, body butter, and bath bombs. Be sure to stop by Spencer's booth to meet him & check out his luxury products. You can also shop online at ExpeditionSoaps.com to save 15% from October through December, 2018, using coupon code.

*FAMILIES FOR EFFECTIVE AUTISM TREATMENT (FEAT)

Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Inc. (FEAT) is a non-profit organization of parents and professionals, designed to help families with children who have received the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), or Asperger's Syndrome. We offer a support network where families can meet each other and discuss issues surrounding autism and treatment options. FEAT has a Board of Directors that meets monthly to discuss issues, establish priorities, and vote on the direction of the organization. FEAT publishes e-bulletins on current events in the Southern Nevada area, as well as changes in national policies and medical breakthroughs that affect our children.

*FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Florida Institute of Technology

*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.

*IONCLEANSE BY A MAJOR DIFFERENCE - SILVER SPONSOR

IonCleanse by A Major Difference - At AMD we believe people can improve their health through detoxification. We are the manufacturer and worldwide distributor of the IonCleanse detox footbath systems, the safest, most thorough and efficient instruments used to cleanse and purify the body. The IonCleanse by AMD helps the body detox through the healing power of ions. Ions, because of their powerful charge, cleanse the body more effectively than any other method of detox. The process is safe, relaxing, and non-invasive, with no harmful side effects.

*ISODIOL - GOLD and TITLE SPONSOR

Isodiol and it's team of collaborators are a group of companies that together, grow & harvest hemp on an industrial scale, and then process it to extract the cannabidiol (CBD) to the highest available purity for worldwide distribution. By utilizing one of the world's largest hemp farms, Isodiol and its partners are the choice for industrial volumes of high grade CBD. Pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic companies worldwide have gained market share due to our products. In collaboration with partners around the world, Isodiol supplies industrial hemp derivatives for medicinal formulations in the nutraceutical, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical markets. After growing and harvesting hemp on an industrial scale, it is then processed to extract cannabidiol (CBD) to the highest purity possible for worldwide distribution.

*KORE STOOL

Kore is the leader in Active Sitting, which enables and increases "Secondary Focus" so you can think better to promote better learning and attention to details. Replace a traditional chair with a Kore Wobble Chair – you will feel the difference! Kore chairs rock and spin on a gently domed base, encouraging active sitting and keeping you moving while seated. Use the Kore Wobble Chair in school classrooms, libraries, or daycares; at work or in the office; or at your drafting or crafts table; or for perching and taking a rest while standing for long periods of time. The innovative chair allows for 360° of motion so one can find comfortable and ever-changing positions and helps exercise your core muscles (back, abs, and upper legs). Seated activities are no longer sedentary! Kids wobble chairs are available in multiple fixed-height or adjustable sizes and vibrant colors. Kore Office PLUS chairs are available for either everyday desk and tables or convertible standing desks.

*mySENTIV WORLD

mySENTIV is a company committed to providing parents and institutions with an online behavioral application. We are focused on providing those with learning differences a set of motivational tools to encourage positive responses. We take classic proven institutional tools like token boards, sticker charts, visual schedules and picture boards and transform them into a virtual animated game like environment. These tools were created with therapists and educators to support ABA methods and can be completely customized to whatever interests and motivates the user keeping them excited and engaged. To further assist therapists and educators alike, we also provide many advanced behavioral management tools with our mySentiv CARE support.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS

NASW application is submitted for CEUs approval.

*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.

*NEW BEGINNINGS NUTRITIONALS
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.
* RAD - MAKING A REAL AUTISM DIFFERENCE
RAD's mission is to make a positive impact in the lives of children with autism and families in the Las Vegas area every day. RAD envisions a community where every child with autism has access to education, care, activities and medical resources necessary to lead a happy and fulfilled life. Radhika is the founder of RAD. She has been working on organizing and establishing RAD: making a Real Autism Difference. For her 16th birthday, she decided to launch RAD to start her journey in helping other children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
*SILVERTREE SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING
SilverTree Special Needs Planning is a full service comprehensive special needs planning firm specializing in coordinated and integrated planning for individuals and families caring for a loved one with a disability or special need. Areas covered include, but are not limited to, family estate planning, special needs trusts, guardianship / conservatorship filing, government benefit eligibility, budget and financial planning strategies, investment, estate, retirement, education, insurance and lifestyle/transition planning.
*THE POCKET OT
The Pocket OT - Parents, need ideas for children with special needs OT's, looking for resources. Welcome! My name is Cara Koscinski, The Pocket OT. I'm a mom and long-time pediatric occupational therapist. My passion is teaching parents and therapists. This website is filled with fun activities that anyone can use. Every idea I share has been lovingly practiced with my own children, students, and in my own clinic. Both of my own children have special needs so I personally understand the challenges you face. Keep my books in your pocket, I'm here anytime you need me! Visit me at my booth during the conference.
US AUTISM TV
US Autism TV is The Official US Autism Association TV Channel. The channelhas featured Live Stream video, as well has a full Video Archive from videos uploaded to YouTube and Facebook. The US Autism Association 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 US Autism TV for more information. Many of our videos from conferences, YouTube, and Facebook are located in the Video Archive.
*US COLLEGE AUTISM PROJECT

USCAP: US Autism 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. boasts a proud network of affiliated colleges and universities that employ some of the most world-renowned autism experts.

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