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

 

Martha R. Herbert, PhD, MD

It has become clear that genes alone do not create autism, and we also see that many people benefit markedly from biomedical approaches. But some people also get stuck. Weakness in our understanding of what we are doing for the brain, what is in the way of the brain's full flowering, and what the brain needs to heal and function optimally -- these all may all be parts of the problem. There is still a lot of vagueness about what happens to the BRAIN from the pile-up of problems that lead it to generate the behaviors we label as "autistic." To invoke environment, metabolism, inflammation and epigenetics does not explain anything in particular about the BRAIN. Those things in themselves may create conditions that drive the brain to produce "autism" but they still in themselves don't explain how the brain actually acts in that state. One reason for this is that the electrical activities of the brain operate at a different level (or scale) and by different dynamics than the underlying biology of the cells and tissues that biomedical interventions target. The biomed community has not deeply thought through how metabolic and immune dysfunction challenges brain signaling or how treatment may improve brain activity. Biomed people often fall back upon anatomic explanations that do not really have fidelity to what we observe clinically because they are static and don't capture autism's changeability. Although the research community has not worked out all the details either, emerging science points to information that may prove useful in understanding the mechanisms by which bottom-up biomedical approaches produce brain functional improvement, and possibly also discern previously unappreciated opportunities for improvement of brain function.

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 8:30am - 9:30am
GUGGENHEIM
Brain - Body-brain connection, Conference 2014
Biography
Dr. Martha Herbert is a pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging where she directs the TRANSCEND Research Program. She is author of THE AUTISM REVOLUTION: WHOLE BODY STRATEGIES FOR MAKING LIFE ALL IT CAN BE (Harvard Health Publications, 2012) and directs the the Higher Synthesis Foundation and Higher Synthesis Health..

John Hicks, MD

How do we define “autism,” and what bearing does this have on therapy? What bodily systems and pathologies are primarily involved, and how do we make them better to improve health and function and in what order?

John Hicks, MD, will provide a broad survey of systems and symptoms and objective laboratory testing to consider in the treatment plan. Emphasis will also be placed on the use of less aggressive therapies as appropriate in a more sensitive patient population. Questions and discussion will be encouraged.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:00am - 11:30am
AVEDON
Conference 2014
Sat, 05/24/2014 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
CASSATT
Bio - Biomedical Research & Treatments , Conference 2014
Biography
For over thirty five years, Dr. Hicks has dedicated himself to the art and science of integrated holistic medicine. Using a cooperative medical, nutritional, emotional and energetic approach, Dr. Hicks develops a customized wellness plan for each patient. Using diagnostic testing and analysis, supplements, herbs, nutritional support, and vibrational interventions, his intention is always to compassionately support the body as it works to access its own intuitive healing potential.

Betsy Hicks

Presentation 1 - Fabulous Fermentation

Learn to create a variety of delicious foods and beverages rich in probiotics!
Beverages - Kefir soda's, beet kvass, and vegetable juices
Condiments - Mayonnaise, ketchup, dressings, salsas, and sauces
Vegetables - Kimchi, carrots, and farm fresh vegetables

Betsy Hicks, John Hicks, MD, and Sherrin Ross Ingram will motive you to bring probiotics into your daily diet!

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
LOUVRE 1&2
Conference 2014, Cul - Culinary Day
Presentation 2 - Culinary Health Day

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!

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
LOUVRE 1&2
Conference 2014, Cul - Culinary Day
Biography
Director of Green Health Cube in WI, and John Hicks, MD in CA, Betsy is an internationally known author, radio host, and speaker. Her devotion is in helping parents find creative and practical techniques to overcome the challenging eating habits and fears of food. Betsy’s book, "Picky Eating Solutions", gently instructs parents as well as serves as a guide to everyone on how to eat well for a lifetime of health, wellness, and joy.

John Hicks, MD

Presentation 1 - Fabulous Fermentation

Learn to create a variety of delicious foods and beverages rich in probiotics!
Beverages - Kefir soda's, beet kvass, and vegetable juices
Condiments - Mayonnaise, ketchup, dressings, salsas, and sauces
Vegetables - Kimchi, carrots, and farm fresh vegetables

Betsy Hicks, John Hicks, MD, and Sherrin Ross Ingram will motive you to bring probiotics into your daily diet!

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
LOUVRE 1&2
Conference 2014, Cul - Culinary Day
Biography
www.johnhicksmd.com www.greenhealthcube.com reception@johnhicksmd.com info@greenhealthcube.com

Dr. John Hicks, MD

As an established physician, the CME Program student is familiar with the systems of the human body. However, how do we define “autism,” and what bearing does this have upon the physician’s perspective toward therapy? What bodily systems and pathologies are primarily involved, and how do we remediate these to enhance health and function and with what order of operations?

John Hicks, MD, will provide a broad survey of systems and symptoms, with emphasis on an insightful patient history, thoughtful assessment, and objective laboratory testing to guide the physician in an individualized treatment plan. Emphasis will also be placed on the use of less aggressive therapies as appropriate in a more sensitive patient population. Questions and discussion will be encouraged.

Learning Objectives:
The student will receive practical information that can be implemented in practice on:
• Taking a history/assessment
• Symptoms and development
• Therapeutic and nutritional diet
• Foundational physiological problems
• Objective laboratory testing for the immune system, GI tract, and more
• Treatments
• Therapies
• Appropriate follow-up

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CASSATT
CME - CMEs / Medical Credit Program, Conference 2014
Biography
For over thirty five years, Dr. John Hicks has dedicated himself to the art and science of integrated holistic medicine. Using a cooperative medical, nutritional, emotional and energetic approach, Dr. Hicks develops a customized wellness plan for each patient.

Sonja Hintz, RN

Presentation 1 - Of Tics and Ticks

This will be an exploration into the world of microbes and their effect on human behavior. The evolution of PANDAS and PITANDs, to PANS will be reviewed as well as the role of microorganisms from Group A streptococcus and candida to parasites and Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease). The pluses and pitfalls of laboratory testing, the place of IVIG and the worth and worry of long term antibiotic therapy will be discussed.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
AVEDON
Conference 2014

Juggling diets, supplements, IV treatments, IVIG, educational therapies and the rest of life is taxing under the best of circumstances and particularly difficult on a budget. Dr. Brown will provide tips and approaches for choosing which battles to fight and which can be postponed, as well as tips for recognizing which battles are bigger than the both of you and will require experienced assistance. He will also take a look at those biomedical interventions that can be started before you meet with a practitioner, how to initiate them safely and effectively and how to make the most of your therapy dollar.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
LOUVRE 1&2
Conference 2014
Presentation 3 - Essential Oils Panel

Essential Oils are the life blood of plants, holding and encapsulating some of the most powerfully known qualities of phytobotany. Learn about the application, power and effectiveness of essential oils in treating children with autism from an expert panel of clinicians, parents and practitioners.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
MONTROSE
Conference 2014
Biography
Is a registered nurse and the mother of a seventeen-year-old son, Alexander, who no longer has autism. Through the use of therapeutic dietary intervention, biomedical treatments and other therapies, Alex has made a recovery. Sonja currently provides biomedical treatments at Serenity Health Care Center in Waukesha, WI. Sonja and Alex are also coauthors of a chapter in Vaccine Epidemic. She has been using functional medicine to improve the lives of her patients for 15 years serenityhealthcarecenter.com

Dr. Brian Hooker, PhD Biochemical Engineering, Washington State University

Dr. Brian Hooker has submitted over 100 FOIA requests to the CDC regarding Thimerosal and autism. The documents revealed CDC scientists covered up the causal relationship between vaccines and autism. Dr. Hooker has also reanalyzed many of the foundational studies that CDC used to claim that vaccines and vaccine components do not cause or contribute to autism. The subsequent reanalysis yields something vastly different than the CDC's claims and belies the poisoning of a generation of children.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 3:15pm - 4:15pm
GUGGENHEIM
Conference 2014, SOS - Suppression of Science
Biography
Dr. Hooker currently serves as Associate Professor of Biology at Simpson University. He has worked in biotechnology research for 25 years and has over 50 scientific publications including recent work in the reanalysis of CDC studies that claim no relationship between vaccines and neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Hooker has advocated for safer vaccines since 2004 and has a 16 year old vaccine-injured son who has been diagnosed with "autism."

Amy Hull Brown

Autism is a multifactorial disorder resulting in weaknesses in the body's neurological, immunological and digestive systems. Poor nutritional absorption, stress overload, environmental toxins, gut dysbiosis and heavy metals all contribute to these weaknesses. In this session, you will learn how Biotherapeutic Drainage, the use of all-natural plant-based homeopathic remedies, can strengthen the body at both the intracellular and extracellular level to promote detoxification and recovery.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
AVEDON
Conference 2014
Biography
Amy Hull Brown is a certified holistic health practitioner, nutritional consultant, health coach, GAPS practitioner, natural foods chef, biotherapeutic drainage practitioner, and mom of two recovered children. Amy creates individualized healing protocols for her clients utilizing a combination of diet and nutritional supports, drainage remedies and homeopathic products. She is also Founder of Well Amy.com, an online market specializing in healthy, gluten-free and allergen-free products.

Kim Isaac- RDI

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.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 3:15pm - 4:15pm
LOUVRE 3
Conference 2014
Biography
Kim Isaac has been in the field of autism since 1997. She has a Masters of Science degree in Counseling Studies and a professional certification in Relationship Development Intervention. She specializes in family consulting and adults with ASD. She is also a co-host of Understanding Autism Radio Show.While Kim's private practice, Autism with Excellence LLC, is based in Phoenix, Arizona, she also travels to nine different states within the country consulting with individuals and families.

Kim Isaac

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.

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
AVEDON
Conference 2014
Biography
Kim Isaac has been in the field of autism since 1997. She has a Masters of Science degree in Counseling Studies and a professional certification in Relationship Development Intervention. She specializes in family consulting and adults with ASD. She is also a co-host of Understanding Autism Radio Show. While Kim's private practice, Autism with Excellence LLC, is based in Phoenix, Arizona, she also travels to nine different states within the country consulting with individuals and families.