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

 

Manisha M Lad, Bachelor in Science

Presentation 1 - Mother Determined Panel

This freewheeling panel will educate, inform, entertain, and inspire you. Learn directly from the Warrior Moms who are making a difference about what’s important to them, how they balance the demands placed upon them, and a hundred other things, including your questions.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
MONTROSE
Conference 2014
Biography
Now i am I am a Nutrition Consultant and provide individualized dietary consultation based on whole foods, naturally prepared and tailored to each child’s unique needs. As a Nutrition Consultant my role is to help parents understand, prepare for, and implement whatever dietary prescription is recommended.

Mary Joann Lang, RN, PhD, ABPN, BCBA-D

This presentation focuses on understanding brain-behavior relationships. The following behavioral constructs will be discussed in relationship to features of autism: attention; memory; language; visual-spatial functioning; executive functioning, and the impact of emotional functioning. Assessment procedures and recommendations will be presented to address each construct. The presentation will include a discussion period.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 8:30am - 9:30am
GUGGENHEIM
Conference 2014

Telehealth technology is a tool that allows behavior professionals and others to make valuable observations, gather data, and propose more targeted, appropriate remediation for areas in which an individual with an autism spectrum disorder needs to progress. This tool can be used across natural settings of home, school, and community, and it has practical applications including use in classroom observation and Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings.

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
GUGGENHEIM
Conference 2014
Biography

Dr. Mary Joann Lang is the founder and CEO of Beacon Day School for Children with Autism and Related Disorders and of Beacon Autistic Spectrum Independence Center, which is an in-home therapy program, as well as the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Beacon Life Project. Dr. Lang served as a professor at Azusa Pacific University in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology. She has conducted research on parental attitudes towards sexuality and adolescents with ASD.

Lindyl Lanham, Professional Homeopath

Why is the Houston Homeopathy Method unique and successful? Homeopathy Center of Houston’s founders describe the only homeopathic method that embraces and supports the biomedical model of autism. Life-changing improvements in overall health, pain, speech, cognition, sensory processing disorders, PANDAS/OCD, aggression, toilet training, sleep and more, from over 100 full recoveries will be demonstrated through case narrative.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 9:45am - 10:45am
AVEDON
Conference 2014
Biography
Lindyl Lanham, DSH-P, BCIH, DCNT Lindyl has been a professional homeopath for 12 years. In 2003 she became co-owner of Homeopathy Center of Houston and co-developer of the Houston Homeopathy Method. She is a former teacher of multiply challenged children, and is the mother of a son recovered from Tourette syndrome. Lindyl holds the Diploma of Sequential Homeopathy-Practitioner, is a Diplomate of the College of Natural Therapies, and is board certified in integrative health by AAIM.

Gabor Lednyiczky, ND, LAc, MPsych

This presentation will cover the science of electromagnetic biocommunication, including biological communication systems, how these systems interwork with each other, and how they can be compromised by a number of stressors that result in behaviors identified in the autism spectrum disorder.

Attendees will also learn about some of the holistic approaches and modalities that can improve biological communications and help to lessen symptoms and behaviors associated with autism.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
GUGGENHEIM
Conference 2014
Biography
Dr. Gabor Lednyiczky is the founder of Hippocampus Research Institute and Hippocampus Bioregulation Technologies. He has over 30 years of clinical experience in the fields of bioregulation therapy, functional electrodynamics testing and bioenergetics processes, and is also trained in psychology, acupuncture, shiatsu, qi gong, reflexology, herbal medicine, and homeopathy. Lednyiczky is a member of the International Bioresonance Medical Society and a consultant to the Hungarian Olympic Teams.

Susan Lee, J.D.

Because vaccine manufacturers enjoy significant legal liability protection the number of mandated childhood vaccines has drastically increased since 1986. There is growing evidence that vaccines are neither safe nor effective, and the harms outweigh the benefits of vaccination. Current vaccine policymaking affords vaccine manufacturers massive, guaranteed financial profits while compromising vaccine safety and restricting the rights to vaccine injury compensation.

There is credible evidence the significant influence of vaccine manufacturers in all areas of vaccine policymaking leave little choice for parents and forces them to participate unwillingly or unknowingly in a dangerous and fraudulent financial scheme. Based on the evidence, vaccine manufacturers have masterminded this scam to force children to bear the risk of receiving dangerous vaccines. Since vaccine manufacturers are virtually insulated from legal liability vaccine-injured children are left with minimal or no legal redress. There is growing evidence that vaccines have been knowingly damaging children for generations due to corruption, fraud and malfeasance.

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 9:45am - 10:45am
MONTROSE
Conference 2014
Biography
Susan Lee is a legal advocate for vaccine-injured children and their families. She assisted with an amicus brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Carson v. Secretary of Health and Human Services. She is the author of "Sacrificing Children's Safety for Vaccine Supply: Nonexistent Safeguards for Remedying Mandatory Defectively Designed Vaccines."

David L. Lewis, B.S., Ph.D.

What really lies behind mounting public concerns over vaccines, GMOs and other scientific advances, and the growing popularity of unregulated dietary supplements and non-traditional medicine? Is the public simply misinformed as many in the scientific community contend; or is science produced by federal agencies, big corporations, and academic institutions working together to further their own interests losing credibility? And what lies ahead as the courts are called upon to enforce government mandates based on a body of science that increasingly larger portions of the population no longer consider valid or in the public interest? This presentation is an insider’s view of scientific integrity in a state of crisis, and the conflict it’s creating between the scientific establishment and growing segments within the general population.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Conference 2014
Biography
David Lewis is an internationally recognized research microbiologist whose work on public health and environmental issues as a senior-level Research Microbiologist in EPA's Office of Research & Development and member of the Graduate Faculty of the University of Georgia has been reported in numerous news articles and documentaries from Time magazine and Reader's Digest to National Geographic. He is the only EPA scientist to publish first-authored articles in Nature, Lancet and Nature Medicine.

Jackie Marquette Ph.D., Ph.D.

This Roundtable discussion will feature an array of topics: planning to person-centered living, preparing for a career interest (i.e., employment, college), or designing self employment. Artistic talents will also be highlighted. Creating art can deepen emotional self awareness, empathy, and motivation in areas of personal and social capability. The ultimate goal is to ensure self-determination, community inclusion, and pursuing life with meaning and purpose.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 8:30am - 9:30am
POLLACK
Adult - Adult / Adolescent , Conference 2014

Success in life depends on many factors, and not just those measured by IQ, grades, and standardized achievements tests. Many individual’s with ASD have deep passionate interests, or strong specialized science and technology skills with an eagerness to learn. Yet, they often feel they are outsiders and struggle to fit in, both personally and socially, which can lead to failure. Research evidence suggests soft skills predict life success. Soft skills change over the life cycle and can be further enhanced in pursuance of specialized hard skills, striving for personal heart desires, developing artistic talents, and movement through adversity. A model is offered for application in universities, employment, self employment and in self determination initiatives.
Policy makers who rely solely on achievement tests and IQ, need to understand that interventions in soft skills have an important place in a portfolio of public policies to foster human development.

The populations to benefit include individuals with hidden disabilities, ASD, ADHD, and students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 8:45am - 9:45am
GUGGENHEIM
Adult - Adult / Adolescent , Conference 2014
Biography
Dr. Jacquelyn Marquette is an autism specialist, consultant, author, researcher, and creator of the Capability Approach as it relates to vocation, life goals, and interdependent living. She has a Ph.D. from University of Louisville, Foundations. Since 1998 she has been in private practice consulting on behalf of persons with autism. Marquette's son, Trent Altman, is an internationally recognized artist and has autism. Altman is an 4 time international award winning artist.

Jackie M. Marquette, Ph.D.

This Roundtable discussion will feature an array of topics: planning to person-centered living, preparing for a career interest (i.e., employment, college), or designing self employment. Artistic talents will also be highlighted. Creating art can deepen emotional self awareness, empathy, and motivation in areas of personal and social capability. The ultimate goal is to ensure self-determination, community inclusion, and pursuing life with meaning and purpose.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 9:45am - 10:45am
POLLACK
Adult - Adult / Adolescent , Conference 2014
Biography
Dr. Jacquelyn Marquette is an autism specialist, consultant, author, researcher, and creator of the Capability Approach as it relates to vocation, life goals, and interdependent living. She has a Ph.D. from University of Louisville. Since 1998 she has been in private practice consulting on behalf of persons with autism. Marquette's son, Trent Altman, is a 4 time international award winning artist and has autism.

Svetlana Masgutova, PhD, Doctorate in Developmental and Educational Psychology

Focused on the neurophysiological aspects of reflex integration and benefits for brain function and positive improvement from PTSD and Autism in children/adults. Based on MNRI® research and clinical applications. Participants learn how MNRI® processes provide an understanding that automatic primary motor reflex patterns do not disappear, but mature and support self-regulation, and be given a basic concept of how these processes positively eliminate Reflex Integration Disorder.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
LOUVRE 1&2
Conference 2014
Biography
The creator of the MNRI®. She is Director of the International Institute and the Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute®, LLC. She leads research and studies the influence of primary movements on different aspects of development and learning. Her work focuses on concepts of Developmental Movement and Reflex Integration processes to facilitate sensory processing, motor-physical and sensory-motor rehabilitation, emotional recovery, and learning and developmental enrichment.

Catherine Masha

Presentation 1 - Mother Determined Panel

This freewheeling panel will educate, inform, entertain, and inspire you. Learn directly from the Warrior Moms who are making a difference about what’s important to them, how they balance the demands placed upon them, and a hundred other things, including your questions.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
MONTROSE
Conference 2014
Biography
Received her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2006, her youngest child was diagnosed with Autism, requiring countless hours of research to find effective and sustainable treatment options to give him the best life possible. In the process of healing her own child, many families came to her for guidance and support. Catherine’s Cause was formed to help them. Catherine has completed the DAN! (Defeat Autism Now) clinician training.