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

 

Tami Duncan

In this presentation Tami will cover the basics of Lyme disease, testing/diagnoses, treatments options and how it plays a role in the entire picture of Autism. In addition she will discuss the things from a mind, body, and spiritual healing perspective which may go unnoticed but be a key element to full healing. Whether your child has Lyme as part of the picture or not this presentation will give you insights into different aspects which may be hindering the healing process. Once these underlying causes are uncovered Tami will give you strategies from a Vibrational Healing perspective to balance these things in your child and your family.

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 8:45am - 9:45am
AVENDON
Conference 2014
Biography
Tami Duncan is the founder of the LIA Foundation (Lyme Induced Autism Foundation), co-author of the Lyme-Autism Connection, and Epiphany Healing Arts her Vibrational Healing practice. After her own personal journey through Lyme disease and discovering her son who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder was also positive for Lyme disease she began to uncover the underlying causes to their condition.

Andi Durkin, BA

Explore the various avenues of support that nutritional, supplemental, medical and environmental changes may offer to a mother with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Learn how proper, early intervention— which adds physical, neurodevelopmental, and other research-based strategies—can help optimize the health of the child with Down syndrome.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
CASSATT
Conference 2014, Down - Down Syndrome

A method is proposed to enhance brain development before and after birth. Several cases of Fetal Down syndrome are discussed. The literature of Trisomic mouse models of Down syndrome is reviewed.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
CASSATT
Conference 2014, Down - Down Syndrome
Presentation 3 - Down Syndrome Panel

Panel

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
GUGGENHEIM
Bio - Biomedical Research & Treatments , Conference 2014
Biography
President of Down Syndrome OPTIONs, creator of the blog, Down Syndrome: A Day to Day Guide, advocate, parent to thriving child with Down syndrome. Writer and artist with a background in marketing and communication in both the corporate and nonprofit environment. Dedicated to educating interested parties about options for those with T21.

Claire Dwoskin

Scientific research on vaccines has been limited by a narrowness of approach. The current model of government and industry-sponsored research utilizes research methods that sanction the use of active placebos and active controls, which may be masking background levels of adverse reactions. Subjects are followed for short time frames in relation to the biological activity and reactivity of the components, preparations and combinations under review. Passive surveillance is inadequate to assess both short and long term health consequences at the population level due to under reporting and lack of scientific certainty of the relationship between the vaccines and health effects. Government sponsored safety monitoring research is primarily epidemiological. Bench science is required to examine the biological, molecular, genetic, and physiological impacts.

The assumptions that are made about vaccine manufacturing processes, ingredients, and testing help to ensure an outcome that is easy to control or influence. Adjuvants and preservatives have been presumed safe. The risk that culture mediums pose minimal risk of foreign protein and DNA contamination has been ignored, despite the tragic contamination of the polio vaccine with SV40 and the discovery of recent retroviral DNA contamination in some vaccines. In addition, vaccines contain a complex array of untested additives and ingredients that have never been proven safe to inject, nor do we know the cumulative and synergistic impacts of vaccine combinations and multiple exposures. Studies with narrow sets of objectives may be more likely to result in vaccines reaching the marketplace.

Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute and the Dwoskin Family Foundation is funding research into biological and genetic effects after vaccination, and establishing mechanisms of action, with a current focus on aluminum adjuvants and vaccines that contain aluminum. Evidence is mounting that vaccines contain harmful immune and neurotoxins that can cumulatively and synergistically harm the health and development of infants and children. An overview of published research and research in progress will be discussed, as well as ongoing education and outreach efforts of the foundations.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
GUGGENHEIM
Conference 2014
Biography
Claire Dwoskin is a child health advocate, philanthropist and leader of an international effort to address the increasing incidence of chronic illness and disability, including autoimmunity, and age-related neurological diseases. The Dwoskin Family Foundation supports research in the area of adjuvant-induced autoimmune diseases. Ms. Dwoskin is the founder of Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute, a medical and scientific collaborative established to provide research funding for independent methodologically sound controlled scientific research on vaccines and their ingredients. Prominent peer-reviewed journals including Annals of Medicine, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, Lupus, Autoimmunity, and Vaccine have published research and articles funded by her foundation. She is an active volunteer board member of the National Vaccine Information Center. She is the co-founder of the Vaccine Safety Conference, which was organized in part to address the acknowledged significant increases in autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases in children and adults. She co-chaired the 2nd International Symposium on Vaccines at the 8th International Autoimmunity Congress in Granada, Spain. Her family foundation provided seed funding and guidance for the 2011 award-winning documentary The Greater Good.

Dr. Mayer Eisenstein

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!

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00am - 6:00pm
AVEDON
Advocacy, Conference 2014

All vaccine programs carry risk and questionable benefit. Therefore, the goal should not only be the prevention of a specific disease by vaccination, but also the benefits must outweigh any potential long term negative side effects.

In spite of the evidence disputing the benefits of vaccines and mandated vaccine programs hospitals, schools and state legislators around the nation have been implementing vaccine mandates for employees, under threat of termination from work and students with expulsion from schools. Dr. Eisenstein will explain the different legal vaccine waivers and how you can write a legal vaccine waiver.

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CASSATT
Conference 2014
Biography
Dr. Mayer Eisenstein is a graduate of the University of Illinois Medical School, the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Public Health, and the John Marshall Law School. In his 40 years in medicine, he and his practice have cared for over more than 50,000 children who were minimally or not vaccinated at all. There is virtually no autism, asthma, allergies, respiratory illness, or diabetes in his unvaccinated children. He is founder and medical director of Eisenstein Medical Centers, board certified by the American Board of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and a member of the Illinois Bar.

Dr. C. Rick Ellis, Ed.D.

Violence in an ASD family does not appear magically. By understanding the dynamics of stress on the ASD family, appropriate interventions can be provided, thus reducing the probability that aggression will occur. After the fact, it is easy to understand why tragedies sometimes occur. To be proactive, parents need to understand that there is always support and/or appropriate interventions available even when stress appears to reach an "unmanageable" level. A biopsychosocial model of ASD family stress and violence prevention will be presented.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
AVEDON
Conference 2014, New - cutting-edge
Biography
Dr. Ellis is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and former School Psychologist. He has a private practice specializing in autism, forensic issues and Neurofeedback. He is a registered evaluator of competency, sanity and sex offenders. He has trained other psychologists nationally on autism, violence and forensic issues. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School and serves on the Board of the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy.

Richard A. Feely, DO, FAAO, FCA, FAAMA

This presentation will describe what Cranial Osteopathy is, what it can and cannot do for children in need.
We will discuss the development of the brain and skull, the abnormalities and common dysfunctions from biomechanics to biochemistry of these cranial structures.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CASSATT
Conference 2014
Biography
Dr. Feely is a highly accomplished physician with over 30 years of experience in the Chicago area specializing in Osteopathic manipulative medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine and family practice. He has special expertise in the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal pain and children with developmental problems.Dr. Feely is widely known for his work in osteopathic manipulation, specifically cranial osteopathy and acupuncture. He is a highly sought-after lecturer and educator on cranial Osteopathy.

Patricia Finn, Esq.

Presentation 1 - The Right to Refuse

In June 2014, in the matter of Mary Check, a lawsuit on behalf of a little girl from New York City who has been denied both a medical and religious exemption from vaccines, is going to Court to challenge the denial and her exclusion from kindergarten. In Mary’s case, her parents have petitioned the Federal Court in the Eastern District of New York [Brooklyn] for a ruling on whether or not the US Childhood Immunization Program that Mary is being subjected to violates her constitutional rights, including her right of due process to refuse the vaccines.

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
LOUVRE 1 & 2
Conference 2014
Biography
Patricia Finn, Esq., is a NY lawyer and civil rights attorney who represents thousands of parents and children throughout the US refusing vaccines and unwanted and unnecessary government intrusion over the body. Her firm concentrates the practice in the area of parental rights, vaccine injuries and exemptions, and protecting individual freedom to avoid coerced medical treatments being forced upon children, the elderly, soldiers, health care workers and others. During the H1N1 emergency mandate in 2009 that required all New York State health care workers to be injected with the experimental swine flu vaccine or lose their jobs, Patricia represented thousands of nurses who refused the vaccine in the matter of Fields v Daines, and the mandate was withdrawn.

Patrick Flynn, ND, NMD, DC, NMD, ND, DC

Learn how to use superfoods, medicinal herbs and mushrooms in a child's protocol to maximize neurological function. Samples will be provided.

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 8:30am - 10:45am
AVEDON
Conference 2014
Biography
Dr. Patrick Flynn graduated in 1999 from Palmer Chiropractic College with the first of many degrees (NMD, ND, DC). He is a Chiropractor, Naturopathic Physician, Superfood and herbal Expert, Nutritional Consultant, and Doctor of Functional Medicine, just to name a few. He is the founder and director of "The Wellness Way" Clinics in Northeast Wisconsin, in which his "We Don’t Guess, We Test" approach to healthcare has helped so many all across the country.

Richard E. Frye, MD, PhD

Mitochondrial dysfunction a prevalent metabolic abnormalities in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet it remains poorly understood. We examined mitochondrial function in immune cell lines and fresh immune cells derived from ASD children. A significant subgroup of immune cells had mitochondrial which became dysfunctional when exposed to reactive oxygen species. These data supports the presence of a unique metabolic endophenotype of ASD children with relatively worse developmental outcomes.

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 9:45am - 10:45am
CASSATT
Conference 2014
Biography
Dr. Richard Frye is the Director of Autism Research at Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute, Director of the Autism Multispecialty Clinic at Arkansas Children's Hospital and Associate Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Frye is a national leader in autism research. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and serves on several editorial boards of prestigious scientific and medical journals.

Carolyn Gammicchia

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 - 10:45am
POLLACK A
Adult - Adult / Adolescent , Conference 2014

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
Carolyn Gammicchia has been active within a variety of advocacy efforts for the last two decades. Having grown up with a sibling with a disability, she is the proud parent of two sons, one who has autism, she is a Partners in Policymaking 2002 graduate, has served on local, state, and federal level boards of disability representative organizations, while also supporting other families and collaborating with professionals. She currently is the Executive Director of L.E.A.N. On Us, an she co-founded in 2002