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

 

Jackie de Vries, MS Computer Science, Columbia University; Barbara Brennan School of Healing

Autism disrupts the early childhood developmental process which is the foundation for neurotypical development. Recovery is most complete when paired with therapies that improve brain regulation, enhance the adaptation of physical body systems, release underlying stress and trauma and bridge the developmental gaps. At Crossroads we tailor our multidisciplinary approach for each individual including unique neurofeedback modalities, energy bioregulation systems and integrated somatic therapies. We will share the insights we have garnered on this journey through recovery.

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 8:30am - 9:30am
MONTROSE
Adj - Adjunct Therapies, Adult - Adult / Adolescent , Bio - Biomedical Research & Treatments , Body - bodywork, Brain - Body-brain connection, Conference 2014, Diet - Food / Diet / Nutrition, Eco - Eco / Green, Green - Green & Sustainable, Gut - Gastrointestinal, New - cutting-edge, Sez - Seizures
Biography
Jackie de Vries is the Director of the Crossroads Center of NJ, providing wellness services with specialties in Autism Spectrum Disorders and chronic complex illnesses. Following a 28 year career in computer science research and development, Jackie's learning about recovery has been first hand, with the need to recover herself and her son from a toxic mold exposure, lyme disease, with illness onset precipitated by vaccines. Neurofeedback, energy and somatic therapies were key components in the recovery process.

Theresa A Deisher, Ph.D.

Dr. Deisher will summarize 1) the current worldwide autism epidemic through SCPI's new interactive globe of data, 2) the temporal association between the use of human fetal cell lines for vaccine manufacture and autism disorder, 3) introduce the science of auto-immunity and insertional mutagenesis that can be triggered by human fetal manufactured vaccines and 4) discuss clinical and real-life experiments demonstrating the risks of childhood vaccines containing extremely high levels of human fetal DNA and retroviral fragment contaminants.

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
CASSATT
Bio - Biomedical Research & Treatments , Conference 2014
Biography
Dr. Theresa Deisher’s career has focused on discovering and developing new therapies for grievous human illness. Dr. Deisher earned her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Physiology from Stanford University and has spent over 20 years in commercial biotechnology, with Genentech, Repligen, ZymoGenetics, Immunex and Amgen, prior to founding AVM Biotechnology and Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute (SCPI). Her work led to 23 issued US patents and four clinical trials from those discoveries.

Richard C. Deth

Methylation of DNA may play a central role in the origin of Down syndrome (non-dysjunction), and the developmental trajectory of Down syndrome individuals, as well as affecting their life-long capabilities and health. Dr. Deth will review our current understanding of neuroepigenetics, particularly as it relates to Down syndrome.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
GUGGENHEIM
Conference 2014

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.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CASSATT
CME - CMEs / Medical Credit Program, Conference 2014

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.

Learning objectives:
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

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CASSATT
Conference 2014

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.

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

Roy Dittman, OMD, MH, DM

Presentation 1 - The Big Picture

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.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
AVEDON
Advocacy - Advocacy in Action, Conference 2014
Biography
Dr. Dittman has dedicated his professional life to evolving an integral organic approach to health. Integrating the perinatal wisdom in native cultures with modern trends in reproductive medicine and perinatal research, he developed The Brighton Method to provide couples with practical solutions for having extraordinary children. He consulted with the Chinese and Romanian Ministers of Health, as well as Ukrainian Health Ministry officials on the creation of their perinatal programs.

Nicholas Dogris, Ph.D, BCN

NeuroField pulsed electromagnetic field (pEMF) stimulation is a new and innovative method that has been designed to address neurological deregulation. In this presentation Dr. Dogris will present an overview of the NeuroField system along with EEG brainwave normative data of several autistic patients. The theoretical and clinical underpinnings of NeuroField will be discussed along with a question and answer period.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 3:15pm - 4:15pm
CASSATT
Conference 2014, New - cutting-edge
Biography
Dr. Dogris is a health psychologist who practices in the Eastern Sierra mountains of California. He has been working in the EEG field since 1988 and has participated in the research and development of multiple neurofeedback platforms. He is board certified in neurofeedback through BCIA and is the owner and founder of NeuroField, Inc.

Dr. Andreas Ludwig Kalcker , (Ph.D)

Presentation of the Dr. Kalcker's Protocol for healing regressive autism. More than 117 Cured cases in less than 2 years (!) are prove of his hypothesis of Parasitological Vaccination as the true reason for Autism. Toxins released by Parasites are the cause of the symptoms known as regressive autism.

1.Morphine, the gastrointestinal effects of morphine are mediated primarily by μ-opioid receptors in the bowel reducing gut motility
2.MDA (Malondialdehyde), that is a reactive aldehyde and is one of the many reactive electrophile species that cause toxic stress in cells and form covalent protein adducts
3. Amonia, where Hyperammonemia is one of the metabolic derangements that contribute to hepatic encephalopathy.
4. Histamine is causing inflamation and implicated in neurotransmission of peripheral sensory information
5. formaldehyde cause severe injury to the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Applying his special protocol that he developed with Miriam Carrasco and Kerri Rivera together with the correct diet all children improved drastically and complete recovery has been proven to be possible in more cases than ever.

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 9:45am - 10:45am
LOUVRE 1&2
Conference 2014
Biography
He lectured as well at the Autism Foundation " in Venezuela 2011, Puerto Rico, Sofia-Bulgaria,2012 Prague - in the Chech republic among many others. In Autism One , the world biggest conference abaout autism inChicago 2013 he presented the new concept of Parasitological Vaccinosis and his protocol that has recovered till now more than 117 children from autism.

Tami Duncan

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 8:45am - 9:45am
AVEDON
Conference 2014, New - cutting-edge

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

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
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. 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.