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
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.
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!
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.