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
Jake Crosby, MPH
So often, when we think of investigating autism, we think of discovering the physiological underpinnings. But what about the sociological forces that perpetuate the autism epidemic? Politics from without? Or – surprisingly – politics from within? In this startling lecture, Jacob Crosby, MPH, discusses the obstructionist forces that have hampered progress within the autism advocacy arena.
An essential component for any age, in addition to healing the body, is developing the mind. People with autism miss the development of important mental processes while their bodies are in distress. Parents are key influencers of dynamic thinking and decision making. The Relationship Development Intervention(RDI™) Program supports individuals in addressing vital mental processes. This talk will focus on understanding the development of complex thinking and relating abilities for our loved ones.
RDI parents from all over the world are addressing the complex thinking and relating abilities that may have been masked beneath the biomedical needs of autism. Using the (RDI™) model, parents receive guidance and support to address these vital life abilities. This talk will focus on how parents are providing real life and integrated experiences that lead to learning and growing through relationships. Attendees will receive an understanding of the essential components of how the program works.
Jackie de Vries, MS Computer Science, Columbia University; Barbara Brennan School of Healing
Autism disrupts the early childhood developmental process which is the foundation for neurotypical development. Recovery is most complete when paired with therapies that improve brain regulation, enhance the adaptation of physical body systems, release underlying stress and trauma and bridge the developmental gaps. At Crossroads we tailor our multidisciplinary approach for each individual including unique neurofeedback modalities, energy bioregulation systems and integrated somatic therapies. We will share the insights we have garnered on this journey through recovery.
Theresa Deisher, PhD, Ph.D.
Dr. Deisher will summarize 1) the current worldwide autism epidemic through SCPI's new interactive globe of data, 2) the temporal association between the use of human fetal cell lines for vaccine manufacture and autism disorder, 3) introduce the science of auto-immunity and insertional mutagenesis that can be triggered by human fetal manufactured vaccines and 4) discuss clinical and real-life experiments demonstrating the risks of childhood vaccines containing extremely high levels of human fetal DNA and retroviral fragment contaminants.
Richard C. Deth, PhD (Pharmacology)
Brain development is driven by changes in methylation of DNA and histone proteins which combine to provide epigenetic regulation. Methylation depends upon methionine synthase and vitamin B12. B12 status in the brain is distinct from the rest of the body, and brain levels of B12 are markedly lower in autism, schizophrenia and normal aging. Recent studies of the epigenetic effects of gluten and casein-derived opiate peptides indicate their significance for development and life-long disease risk.
The ability to resist oxidation and to adapt to environmental stressors is fundamental to homeostasis, and sulfur metabolism provides the foundation for these abilities. Signaling molecules with the ability to change the redox state can exert a broad influence over cellular metabolism, including methylation-mediated epigenetic effects on gene transcription that can persist across the lifespan and even across generations. Conversely, environmental factors which interfere with redox signaling can disrupt its regulatory role, contributing to a number of disorders affecting almost every aspect of physiological function. This lecture will provide an overview of the metabolic and biochemical relationships that control the redox state of cells, including tissue-specific differences.
There is extensive evidence indicating the occurrence of oxidative stress, neuroinflammation and impaired methylation in autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. This knowledge has assisted in identifying treatment approaches which can provide therapeutic benefit for many, but not all individuals. Autism serves to highlight the critical relationship between the GI tract and neurological/immunological development, in which epigenetic regulation plays a key role. The important role of genetic susceptibility can also be viewed within the context of redox and methylation-related metabolism. This lecture will review the scientific evidence for impaired redox and methylation status in autism, including possible causative factors and implications for treatment.
The clinician will:
Learn underlying physiological mechanisms vital to a deeper understanding of autism spectrum disorder
Understand the role of methylation in autism spectrum disorder
Understand the role of oxidative stress and inflammation in autism pathology
Understand the interrelationships of different body systems
Understand epigenetic regulation upon body systems
Dr. Deth will present recent findings of low levels of vitamin B12, methionine synthase activity and thiol metabolite status in the brain in autism, schizophrenia and aging. The influence of gluten and casein-derived opiate peptides on redox and methylation status and their epigenetic effects will also be discussed. The underlying mechanisms for these results will be reviewed in the context of the Redox/Methylation Hypothesis of Autism.
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!
Understanding the interrelationship between all of the triggers affecting our children and future generations. The Power of Networking. How to create your own local chapter. Roundtable Discussion & Feedback (Representatives from each roundtable review discussion points, agreements, goals, and objectives). Representatives from each roundtable review discussion points, agreements, goals, and objectives. Outreach Events. Spreading awareness and inspiring families through outreach programs. Roundtable Discussion Roundtable Feedback. The Power of Enrollment. Becoming a one-person agent of change. Top 10 Ways to Make A Difference. Utilizing Media to Get Your Message Out. Uploading photos and videos to FutureForward’s YouTube.com Channel. Posting notices through your local access TV channel; through social media; through phone trees, and others.
Nicholas Dogris, Ph.D, BCN
NeuroField pulsed electromagnetic field (pEMF) stimulation is a new and innovative method that has been designed to address neurological deregulation. In this presentation Dr. Dogris will present an overview of the NeuroField system along with EEG brainwave normative data of several autistic patients. The theoretical and clinical underpinnings of NeuroField will be discussed along with a question and answer period.
Gavin Schultz will share his journey with autism. He is such an inspiration with his positive attitude. He lets his light truly shine and brings smiles to faces when he and his faithful autism service dog Rusty enters a room. With the help of his mother, Cindy Schultz, and Rapid Prompting Method therapist, Jackie Dorshorst, Gavin will demonstrate that all children/adults are smart and have voices that need to be heard!
Tara Dowd, JD
Chef Tyler and AutismOne veteran Betsy Hicks will engage, interact, and inform. This duo has taught sold-out cooking courses for years, and their love of working together will make this class fun for you! Kitchen skills will be emphasized more so than recipes, and you will learn:
Customizing the autism diet: knowing the right diet is an individual choice, and we’ll touch lightly on some of the more popular diets, with a heavy focus on healthful and whole foods.
Meal planning and shopping made simple: great apps that help you organize your menu, with helpful tips for organizing recipes.
How to organize a kitchen that cuts your work time (not your fingers) in half: learn about kitchen tools you can’t be without and which ones are not worth the space or money.
Knife and cutting techniques: Chef Tyler demonstrates the proper way to hold and use a knife, which ones to purchase, and how to keep them sharp.
Kitchen tricks that will dazzle and delight you: learn the shortcuts taught in culinary school! Cinch the budget, but stretch the meals: learn how to create many meals from a few simple affordable ingredients.
Parsley, sage, rosemary and TIME: spices and herbs – when and how to use them.
Be sweet: how to decrease sugar and bring in natural options.
Supplement sleuth: great ways to disguise supplements.
Please note, if you have attended culinary day before, this class is more instructional on cooking techniques, there will be minimal food samples distributed, but LOADS of great guidance!
Dr. Andreas Ludwig Kalcker , (Ph.D)
A method of successful treatment for regressive autism where in a single year more than 117 children have been able to reduce former ATEC from over 50 to less than 10, or a so-called full recovery. The successful treatment has been completely different from mainstream medicine focusing to the cause of parasitic toxicity experienced in their body’s causing irrational behavior. He lectured as well at the Autism Foundation in Venezuela 2011, Puerto Rico, Sofia-Bulgaria, 2012 Prague - in the Czech Republic among many others. At AutismOne, the world biggest conference about autism in Chicago 2013 he presented the new concept of Parasitological Vaccinosis and his protocol that has recovered more than 117 children from autism.