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
Mark Geier, MD, PhD
Dr. Richard Moskowitz
Can I get a philosophical exemption in my state? Do I need to practice a certain religion to get a religious exemption? Can my child’s school deny my exemption or question my religious sincerity? Vaccine exemptions are something that are very important to families of children with autism but are different state to state and can be complicated if you don’t know where to start. Our panel of experts has years of experience working with both advocacy groups and individuals to help them navigate the many obstacles around vaccine exemptions. They will be telling you everything you need to know about your vaccine exemption rights and how to find helpful resources in your state.
This presentation will answer questions about why children visually stim and how to treat the child both bio-medically and with vision therapy. Statistics will be provided on the prevalence of visual processing disorders in children. There will be demonstrations and audience participation during the lecture.
Dr. Jeffrey Becker is the director of Vision Rehabilitiation for the Neurosensory Center of Eastern Pennsylvania. His practice is limited to patients with neurosensory, visual, and vestibular disorders. Dr. Becker recently authored a chapter about vision therapy for the book Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of vision, vision therapy, and visual processing disorders.
What are the most critical needs of the vaccine/antibiotic induced gut-damaged child and how can we meet them safely and efficaciously? Robert Scott Bell will reveal protocols he has used clinically, based on properties revealed in the scientific literature on inflammation reduction, immune modulation and tissue regeneration. Novel, new ways to use natural substances will be shared. Bring your questions.
This roundtable will allow participants to further discuss federal and state legislative, funding and housing goals and hurdles introduced during Mrs. Cherry's presentation. Discuss action that can be taken to initiate the changes desperately needed to ensure the greater availability of successful housing options for the transitioning ASD population.
With ASD incidence of 1 in 50, and the incidence in a second child at 1 in 6, many parents are looking for strategies to prevent ASD in future offspring. This lecture will explore nutritional, dietary and detoxification approaches that families can take prior to conception, during pregnancy, and during early childhood.
Our presentation will focus on how to coordinate care in the “medical” setting. Parents and advocates for people diagnosed with autism have difficulty in obtaining medical treatment because of the behavioral diagnosis of Autism. Medical Professionals see only the behaviors. We will review the underlying medical conditions that are found in Autism and how to obtain treatment.
On November 29, 2012, Congress held the first hearing on autism in 10 years. It was a momentous day for our community and it has been said that more hearings will come. In addition, this year the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) compensated two new cases for children who developed autism. The members of our panel are some of the many people who have been on the frontlines to witness and to fight for these small victories in Washington. They will be giving an update on what they have been working on and what they see in the future from Congress and from the VICP. There will also be a question and answer section with our panel at the end of their presentation.
Autism is a national emergency but only the tip of the iceberg of a larger crisis of outcomes in the American “health care” system. We spend more, intervene more, vaccinate more wildly and have worse outcomes early in life than our peers in the developed world. We need to move beyond excuses, engage politically and demand change.
Mark, Kim, and Dan will review the year, and then they will debut a new 8-minute video How Mercury Triggered the Age of Autism. We’ll talk with Teresa Conrick about her discovery of the first-born child with an autism diagnosis and the hunt for the Kanner 11.
Mark Blaxill, MBA, is the father of a daughter diagnosed with autism, a long-time director of SafeMinds, Chairman and co-founder of the Canary Party, Editor-at-Large for Age of Autism, and a frequent speaker at autism conferences. He writes often on autism, science and public policy issues for Age of Autism and has published a number of articles, letters and commentaries on autism in journals. He co-authored a book on autism, called The Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine and a Man-made Epidemic, (Thomas Dunne, September 2010).
This talk will answer questions such as: What is the difference between a food intolerance and a food allergy? How can enzymes help both? Can enzymes replace a gluten-free/casein-free diet? Aren’t all enzyme products the same? The exciting role of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in healthy digestion will also be discussed.
Tom Bohager holds a Bachelor’s Degree in holistic nutrition and is the author of Everything You Need to Know About Enzymes (Green Leaf 2008) In 1998 Tom started Enzymedica. In 2008 he founded The Autism Hope Alliance, which connects the Natural Foods Industry to families dealing with autism.
Stem cells are a powerful source of natural healing, but are still inadequately understood and challenges remain is ways to optimize the outcomes from cell therapies. This lecture will provide new insights into the methods being used and the likely mechanisms of healing. Cases will be discussed to illustrate the methods and successes.
GcMAF is a naturally occurring Gc protein which is the most potent known activator of macrophages (immune cells capable of killing cancers and viral infections). Dr. Bradstreet will present 3 years of experience using GcMAF, along with laboratory and outcome data. A series of new multicenter university based studies are in process along with application for investigational new drug status through the FDA.
Full day seminar dedicated to educating, teaching and demonstrating a variety of cultured foods and beverages. Valuable tips and techniques will be shared by three experts to help you and your child enjoy these medicinal foods. Learn how and why they are superior, in some cases, to oral probiotics. Fermented foods can be the perfect answer to a host of gastrointestinal and behavior issues for autism.