Every year we bring you 120+ speakers covering a wide range of topics that touch every area of your family's life. Here is a sample of our exciting speaker roster for 2013. This list is still under construction; many more will follow -- so stay tuned!

Julianne Adams, DSH-P, BCIH, NST-CP
Timothy A. Adams, Esq.
David Aiello
Erika Anderson
Marvin D. Anderson, MD
Lynne Arnold
Teri Arranga
Kevin Barry, Esq.
Jeffrey Becker, OD
Robert Scott Bell, DA Hom
Diane Belnavis
David Berger, MD
Linda Betzold
Mark Blaxill
Tom Bohager
James Jeffrey Bradstreet
Edie Brennan
Geri Brewster, RD, MPH, CDN
Sally Brockett, MS
Dan E. Burns, PhD
Congressman Dan Burton (R-IN)
Manuel F. Casanova, MD
Charles W. Chapple, DC, FICPA
Cathy Purple Cherry, AIA, LEED AP
Robert Coben, PhD
Lisa F. Colin, Esq.
Louis Conte
Jake Crosby
Kathy Darrow
Dorinne S. Davis
Dennis Debbaudt
Theresa Deisher, PhD
Lynn Rose Demartini, DSH-P, RN, HN-BC, LMT, BCIH, DCN
Richard Deth, PhD
Kim Diersen
Roy Dittman, OMD, MH
Alex Doman
Andi Durkin
Mayer Eisenstein, MD, JD, MPH
C. Rick Ellis, EdD
Karen Fessel, Dr PH
Kristen Franchak
Patrick Flynn, ND, NMD, DC
Richard E. Frye, MD, PhD
Andrew Gammachia
Carolyn Gammicchia
Donna Gates
David Geier

Mark Geier, MD, PhD
David S. Geslak
Tami Giles
Nicholas Glenski
Cindy L. Griffin, DSH-P, DIHom., FBIH, BCIH, DCNT
Kris Gustafson
Louise Kuo Habakus
Heyman Hakimi
Rolf Hazelhurst, Esq.
Betsy Hicks
John Hicks, MD
Sonja Hintz , RN
Mary Holland, Esq.
Brian S. Hooker, PhD, PE
Devin Houston, PhD
Sherrin Ross Ingram, Esq.
Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN
Jasmine Jafferali, MPH, ACE-CPT
Laurette Janak
Cody Jordan
Karen Kain
Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer
Jerrold J. Kartzinel, MD
Jennifer Keefe, Esq.
Raphael Kellman, MD
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr
H. M. Skip Kingston, PhD
Steven Kossor
Robert Krakow
Arthur Krigsman, MD
Beth Lambert
Mary Jo Lang, PhD, ABPN, BCBA-D
Lindyl Lanham, DSH-P, BCIH, DCNT
Chris Laurita
Jacqueline Laurita
Andreas Ludwig Kalcker, PhD
Derrick MacFabe, MD
Kent MacLeod
Alison MacNeil
Neil Margolis, OD
Jennifer Margulis, PhD
Jackie Marquette, PhD
Svetlana Masgutova, PhD
Jenny McCarthy
Robert J. Melillo, MS, MNeuroSci, DC, PhD (C) ,DABCN, FACFN, FABCDD
Jackie Moore
Shannon Nash, Esq.
Larry Newman

Dr. Richard Moskowitz
Amy Motsinger
Dr. Nancy Mullan
Dr. James Neubrander
Larry Newman
Dan Olmsted
Dr. James Partington
Dr. Mitch Perlman
Alan Phillips, Esq.
Cathy Purple Cherry
Jill Rabine
Wade Rankin
Robert Reeves, Esq.
Dr. Daniel Rossignol
Lisa Rudley
Sarah Scheflen, CCC-SLP
Dr. Harry Schneider
Dr. Norman Schwartz
Dr. Patrick Schwarz
Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein
Dr. Stephen Shore
Jeremy Sicile-Kira
Robert Sidell
Ken Siri
Barry Smeltzer
Kim Stagliano
Dr. Carol Stott
Rev. Lisa Sykes
Ginger Taylor
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
Dr. Theoharis Theoharides
Dr. Lauren Underwood
Dr. Anju Usman
Dr. Kyle Van Dyke
Jennifer VanDerHorst-Larson
Sueson Vess
Dr. Andrew Wakefield
Dr. Steve Walker
Dr. Rachel West
Dr. Sandra Williams
Alison Wimmer
Jane Winans

 

Introduction to Down syndrome track

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:30am
CASSATT
Conference 2014, Down - Down Syndrome

Explore the various avenues of support that nutritional, supplemental, medical and environmental changes may offer to a mother with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Learn how proper, early intervention— which adds physical, neurodevelopmental, and other research-based strategies—can help optimize the health of the child with Down syndrome.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
CASSATT
Conference 2014, Down - Down Syndrome

A method is proposed to enhance brain development before and after birth. Several cases of Fetal Down syndrome are discussed. The literature of Trisomic mouse models of Down syndrome is reviewed.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
CASSATT
Conference 2014, Down - Down Syndrome

AutismOne: The Cutting-Edge Autism Conference Announces One in Two Advocacy Debut in Chicago

Advocacy organizations including AutismOne and the Brighton Institute collaborate to protect our children and our future

Today, more than ONE IN TWO children suffers from chronic illness. With vaccines as a forerunner, experts know what the primary triggers are for autism, birth defects, infertility, gut disorders, cancer, and other chronic illnesses, and yet triggers continue. We have the power to create positive change. The ONE IN TWO movement is committed to educating and inspiring millions of parents and future parents to transform their health and to protect and restore the health of their children.

Today, you can turn things around for the better. Today, you can change history. Need the tools? Join us in Chicago on May 21, where we invite you to become part of the solution at the Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL. In this initial launch event, we will give you the tools to become a changemaker and to inspire others to do the same.

On May 21, let’s rise together to say “enough is enough,” to identify solutions, to inspire activism, and to chart an organized course of action that sends ripples around the world and through generations to come. Years from now, your children and grandchildren will thank you for doing whatever it takes to be there on May 21 in Chicago, remembering how you and your family took a stand for their future.

MAIN SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Dr. Judy Mikovits

Dr. Stephanie Seneff

and many more!

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00am - 6:00pm
AVEDON
Advocacy, Conference 2014

Why is the use of a baby-led weaning approach an optimal way to introduce solids to babies with Down syndrome? Baby-led weaning is a child directed feeding approach that exposes babies to a variety of healthy food choices, allowing them to develop their own food likes and dislikes while simultaneously developing strong oral motor skills and feeding skills. Baby-led weaning also encourages and further develops fine motor and self-feeding skills. This lecture will address implementation and healthy feeding choices that can positively impact the health of children with Down syndrome and their families.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
CASSATT
Conference 2014, Down - Down Syndrome

Lynne Arnold, MA

Although parents are the most important members of the IEP team and know far more about their child's challenges and abilities, they often feel at a disadvantage and outgunned at IEP meetings. How can they begin to leverage their in-depth knowledge of the child into effective advocacy? The key to unlocking effective advocacy is is understanding the critical fundamentals of documentation, using a strategy of specificity, deconstructing challenges, realizing the roles of professionals involved with their child and simply becoming an organized advocate with a focused mission. This session is all about empowering the inner advocate with easy-to-undertand tips and strategies for parents of kids affected by autism.

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:45pm
LOUVRE 1&2
Conference 2014, EBCALA - EBCALA Legal
Biography
Lynne is the mother of a 15-year-old son recovering from autism and a 13-year-old daughter. Through conference presentations, writings and mentoring, Lynne helps parents to understand their child’s rights to appropriate interventions and education. She is the editor of Autism: Asserting Your Child’s Rights to a Special Education. Lynne has presented at many national and local autism conferences including Autism One, National Autism Association Conference, Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT), Autism Society of America, Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) and other autism groups. Since 2004 she has been a chapter coordinator for Talk About Curing Autism of Visalia and Fresno, California. Lynne is also Operations Director for the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law & Advocacy.

Jennifer Barsamian

AutismOne: The Cutting-Edge Autism Conference Announces One in Two Advocacy Debut in Chicago

Advocacy organizations including AutismOne and the Brighton Institute collaborate to protect our children and our future

Today, more than ONE IN TWO children suffers from chronic illness. With vaccines as a forerunner, experts know what the primary triggers are for autism, birth defects, infertility, gut disorders, cancer, and other chronic illnesses, and yet triggers continue. We have the power to create positive change. The ONE IN TWO movement is committed to educating and inspiring millions of parents and future parents to transform their health and to protect and restore the health of their children.

Today, you can turn things around for the better. Today, you can change history. Need the tools? Join us in Chicago on May 21, where we invite you to become part of the solution at the Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL. In this initial launch event, we will give you the tools to become a changemaker and to inspire others to do the same.

On May 21, let’s rise together to say “enough is enough,” to identify solutions, to inspire activism, and to chart an organized course of action that sends ripples around the world and through generations to come. Years from now, your children and grandchildren will thank you for doing whatever it takes to be there on May 21 in Chicago, remembering how you and your family took a stand for their future.

MAIN SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Dr. Judy Mikovits

Dr. Stephanie Seneff

and many more!

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00am - 6:00pm
AVEDON
Advocacy, Conference 2014
Biography
Having recovered her child from autism, Jennifer is now a consultant for Ava Anderson Non-Toxic. Jennifer studied at and graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst, Boston University, and Northwestern University.