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

 

Dr. Russel Jaffe

Presentation 1 - Down Syndrome Panel

Panel

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
GUGGENHEIM
Bio - Biomedical Research & Treatments , Conference 2014
Biography
Dr. Russell Jaffe received his BS, MD and Ph.D from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1972. He completed residency training in clinical chemistry at the National Institutes of Health (1973 – 1976), remaining on the permanent senior staff until 1979. He is board certified in Clinical and Chemical Pathology. As a physician and scientist who aspired to be comprehensive, objective, empiric and experiential, Dr. Jaffe started his career searching for deeper understanding, wisdom, evidence and insight in mechanisms of health.

Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CASSATT
Conference 2014, Down - Down Syndrome
Biography
Dr. Russell Jaffe received his BS, MD and Ph.D from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1972. He completed residency training in clinical chemistry at the National Institutes of Health (1973 – 1976), remaining on the permanent senior staff until 1979. He is board certified in Clinical and Chemical Pathology. As a physician and scientist who aspired to be comprehensive, objective, empiric and experiential, Dr. Jaffe started his career searching for deeper understanding, wisdom, evidence and insight in mechanisms of health.

Laurette Janak

Presentation 1 - Down Syndrome Panel

Panel

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
GUGGENHEIM
Bio - Biomedical Research & Treatments , Conference 2014
Biography
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Maria Janik

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
President of The Northwest Indiana Chapter of the National Autism Association Maria is the proud mother of Nathan and Joshua. Nathan and Joshua were diagnosed with severe autism in May 2006 at the ages of five and three. After much research and testing, Maria began biomedical interventions in April 2006 to reverse their children’s vaccine induced autism and improvements are still being seen.

YI Jin, MD

Premier researchers Dr. James Jeffrey Bradstreet,. Prof. Dr. Marco Ruggiero of Italy, and Dr. Yi Jin of the Newport Brain Research Center will present cutting-edge innovations in autism therapies. Their research can explain the relationship of the immune system to brain function. Topics include vitamin D deficiency, vitamin D binding protein (GcMAF), magnetic resonant therapy (MRT), a unique application of transcranial magnetic brain stimulation, transcranial ultrasound (TUS), and the body’s endocannabinoid system. The preliminary findings of the controlled study on MRT will be announced during the presentation.

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
CASSATT
Bio - Biomedical Research & Treatments , Conference 2014
Biography
Dr. Yi Jin is a psychiatrist with 30 years of neuroscience research experiences. He is a faculty members at both UCSD and USC. He has co-founded two biomed companies, Neosync, Inc. and Newport Brain Research Laboratory (NBRL), and currently holds positions of COB and CMO in NBRL.

Karen Kain

Presentation 1 - A Unique Life Fully Lived

When Lorrin was 3, Karen made a pivotal choice to embrace Lorrin’s uniqueness and enjoy all areas of life, living without rules and boundaries. Karen overcame life’s massive roadblocks as she raised Lorrin. Together they held their heads high as they paved the way to giving all parents permission to explore and enjoy life. Karen found that the solution to winning in this life of parenting a unique child started with being committed to having a great attitude and perspective regardless of their situation.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 8:30am - 9:30am
LOUVRE 3
Conference 2014
Biography
Karen Kain—a parent of a medically fragile, vaccine-injured child named Lorrin for 15 years—teaches parents how to enjoy their children no matter their abilities. She shares how she bridged the gap from special needs to mainstream experiences in all arenas of life: best friends, slumber parties, concerts, camping, beauty pageants, Girl Scouts, school dances, musicals and endless travels. Lorrin was totally comfortable with who she was, even though she was cortically blind, nonverbal and a quadriplegic who lived with uncontrolled seizures for her entire life. Karen is committed to helping children who are living a unique life experience by supporting their parents. Lorrin and Karen's story is the subject of a new book, A Unique Life Fully Lived: The Lorrin Kain Story. www.Lorrinsworld.com. www.karenkain.com.

Raun K. Kaufman, BA, Biomedical Ethics, Brown University

With humor and inspiration, Raun K. Kaufman and Kim Korpady will provide innovative, outside-the-box techniques - from Raun's new book, Autism Breakthrough - that you can use today to help your child: move beyond stimming (without you stopping or discouraging your child’s behavior), learn new skills (without you having to push or pressure), and, most especially, to form meaningful, caring relationships with others. Raun will also recount his own story of full recovery from severe autism.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
LOUVRE 1&2
Conference 2014
Biography
Raun K. Kaufman is the author of the new book, Autism Breakthrough. As the Director of Global Education for the Autism Treatment Center of America®, Kaufman conducts lectures and seminars worldwide and was the recipient of the Best Presenter award at the national Autism One conference, given to the winner of a nationwide survey. In his work with families and professionals over the past 15 years, Kaufman brings his distinctive history as a person fully recovered from severe autism.

Michele Kong, MD

This presentation will cover how to medically and critically assess a child with autism in an emergency, including consideration of mitochondrial issues, what anesthesia is safe, what kinds of medication are safe, and how to dose.

Learning objectives:

Early assessment and goal directed therapy in shock
Rapid assessment and management of an acute abdomen
Considerations for acute management of a special needs child

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:00am - 11:45am
CASSATT
CME - CMEs / Medical Credit Program, Conference 2014
Biography
Michele Kong, MD, is a board certified pediatric intensivist who is also the mother of a 6-year old son with Autism. She received her MD from the University of Calgary, Canada and is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She provides medical care to critically ill children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, with a research focus on understanding host-viral interactions, and development of novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets for respiratory viral infections. She is co-founder of KultureCity, a non-for profit established to provide direct and tangible assistance to families with special needs children, including scholarships for therapies, respite services, provision of communicative devices and much more.

Kim Korpady, BA, Early Childhood Development, Sweet Briar College

With humor and inspiration, Raun K. Kaufman and Kim Korpady will provide innovative, outside-the-box techniques - from Raun's new book, Autism Breakthrough - that you can use today to help your child: move beyond stimming (without you stopping or discouraging your child’s behavior), learn new skills (without you having to push or pressure), and, most especially, to form meaningful, caring relationships with others. Raun will also recount his own story of full recovery from severe autism.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
LOUVRE 1&2
Conference 2014
Biography
Kim Korpady has worked with hundreds of children on the autism spectrum from around the world, across all age ranges and skill levels. With her extensive Son-Rise Program® training and her degree in Early Childhood Development, she brings a great depth of skill and experience to the families with whom she works. She has lectured throughout the U.S., where attendees especially appreciate her warmth, sincerity, playfulness, and ability to make concepts and techniques easily understood.

Steven Kossor, MA

The Office of Civil Rights can be accessed as a potent ally in the search for behavioral and psychological treatment funding for children with Autism spectrum disorders. Children with ASD can be enrolled in Medicaid as a "family of one" in at least 36 states -- family income is not counted -- and are thereby entitled under Federal law (as a Civil Right) to funding for treatment that is "sufficient in amount, duration and scope to reasonably achieve the purpose for which it is furnished." This treatment can include 1:1 behavioral support, ABA therapy and a host of other treatments. HBOT has been funded under EPSDT, for example. This is truly "the greatest treatment funding secret ever concealed" and now the Office of Civil Rights can be accessed to help parents overcome the obstacles that states have created to hide and obstruct access to EPSDT funding.

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 8:30am - 9:30am
LOUVRE 3
Advocacy - Advocacy in Action, Conference 2014
Biography
Licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist Steven Kossor, has been recognized by the US Congress, both houses of the Pennsylvania Legislature, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and by the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health for his visionary leadership in the creation of "Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) in a wraparound cup" that can get and keep funding for their child’s treatment until the treatment is finished successfully.