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

 

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.

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