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


Mark R Geier, MD, PhD, FACE

This presentation will critically review the latest scientific evidence associating Thimerosal (mercury)-containing vaccines and other childhood vaccines with an increased risk of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Information will be presented regarding epidemiological assessments of the public Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database and the restricted access Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) database. Attendees will gain a clear perspective regarding the ASD-vaccine link.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Conference 2014
Dr. Geier is a MD with a PhD in genetics, and is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology. Dr. Geier was a researcher at the National Institutes of Health for 10 years, and was previously a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and at the Uniformed School of the Health Sciences. Dr. Geier has published more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific/medical articles, book chapters, and other publications.

Randy Gerson

Presentation 1 - An Autism Pilot Study

Presenting a pilot Autism study examining children with autism who demonstrate gastrointestinal tract symptoms of varying levels of severity. Showing thermal images measuring the positive effects on the using of stable water clusters that form a Double Helix pattern. Also sharing the groundbreaking observations from parents of the autistic children that eight out of 11 children showed physiological and behavioral improvements. The pilot study was conducted by Dr. Shui Yin Lo who is a theoretical physicist living in California, who trained with a Nobel Prize recipient. Dr. Lo has a growing body of scientific evidence supporting answers about the natural treatment for Autism.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Conference 2014
Training by well recognized natural healthcare practitioners has inspired Randy in helping others discovering new natural remedies. He enjoys sharing his knowledge with thousands of doctors and patients around the country. He continues to seek out remarkable remedies for patients without the use of pharmaceuticals. He also likes to donate his spare time to charity, doing magic for the kids’ cancer wards at hospitals in San Diego.

David Geslak

Rachel Spidalette, who was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder at age 2, will reveal how exercise became the gateway to success. Partnered with Coach Dave, she will share her journey, exercises, and her mission to change the perception and expectations in the autism community.

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Advocacy - Advocacy in Action, Conference 2014
David S. Geslak, “Coach Dave,” has become widely recognized in the autism community for his affection to the community, dynamic presentations and for the pioneering of structured visual exercise programs. He has trained professionals throughout the world on the his protocols, authored three books, hosts a TV show on The Autism Channel, and provides jobs for individuals with autism. The autism community has enthusiastically embraced Dave’s message and is especially encouraged by his results.

Dave Goes

You’ve read about them, they marry women who are too thin, are too old to have children and watch too much TV. But aside from causing the epidemic, these Dads now have a chance to tell you exactly how they feel. Bring your questions Moms. Your husband might not want to tell you (guys can be pretty tight-lipped), but these Dad’s will share their personal stories, passionate insights, and provide a first-hand account from Dad’s perspective.

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Conference 2014
Dave Goes is a father of three children - one of whom suffers from gastrointestinal and neurological damage, in addition to an autism diagnosis. Dave is married to Lisa (LJ, The Rev) Goes, one of the founding mothers of The Thinking Mom's Revolution. Dave is a fierce advocate of individualized healthcare and breaking down barriers so our kids can afford and receive appropriate treatment. Outside of autism, Goes is a Senior Vice President at Morningstar, an investment research firm in Chicago.

Dr. Suzanne Goh, MD

For a long time, very little was known about the brain in autism. Within the past several years, research has shed new light on the neurobiology of autism. These findings have led to new treatments - neurological, biomedical, and behavioral - that have great promise. From medical treatments for mitochondrial dysfunction to behavioral techniques for handling negative behaviors - new insights into brain function can make successful treatment a reality.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Conference 2014
Suzanne Goh, M.D., is a board-certified pediatric neurologist who has served as Co-Director of the Columbia University Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program for Autism and Related Disorders. She has been an Associate Research Scientist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University. A Rhodes Scholar, she graduated from Harvard University, University of Oxford, and Harvard Medical School. She is an author of Spectacular Bond: Reaching the Child with Autism.

Tami A. Goldstein

This presentation will cover CranioSacral Therapy (CST.) What is CST; its history, how it influences the central nervous system, how its facilitated and its implications for autism.
The presenter will provide insight from over 10 years professional experience facilitating CST to individuals on the autism spectrum and personal insight , her daughters journey using CSTto help achieve functioning recovery.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Conference 2014

This presentation will cover CranioSacral Therapy (CST.) What is CST; its history, how it influences the central nervous system, how its facilitated and its implications for autism.
The presenter will provide insight from over 10 years professional experience facilitating CST to individuals on the autism spectrum and personal insight , her daughters journey using CSTto help achieve functioning recovery.

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Conference 2014

This presentation will cover CranioSacral Therapy. (CST) What is CST; its history, how it influences the central nervous system, how its facilitated and it implications for autism.
The presenter will provide insight from over 10 years professional experience facilitating CST for individuals on the autism spectrum and personal insight, her daughters journey using CST to help achieve functioning recovery.

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Conference 2014

Tami A Goldstein

This presentation will cover CranioSacral Therapy (CST). What is CST, its history, how it influences the central nervous system, how it is facilitated and its implications for autism? The presenter will provide insight from more than one year of professional experience facilitating CST for individuals on the autism spectrum as well as her personal insight and her daughter’s journey using CST to help achieve functioning recovery.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 8:30am - 10:45am
Conference 2014
Tami A. Goldstein is certified in craniosacral therapy (CST) through the Upledger Institute International, state and nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, certified as a CST presenter and certified as a share care provider. She is an international award-winning author of Coming Through the Fog, an autism recovery story and a contributing author in the 2014 edition of Cutting Edge Therapy & Treatment for Autism.

Dana Gorman

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
Conference 2014
Dana Gorman started DefeatAutismYesterday.org in 2002 as a portal for sharing as she learned from her son with autism. This evolved into THRiiiVE.com, which has hosted 11 summits with Top docs like Mercola, Klinghardt, Usman and hundreds more. The THRiiiVE Top Ten To Do List evolved from this process almost 7 years ago and has over 350 support videos.

Doreen Granpeesheh , PhD, BCBA-D

Many variables contribute to effective treatment. Best results are often found when treatment is interdisciplinary and the child's medical, sensory and behavioral needs are met.

This presentation provides a step by step guide that enables the parent to:
1. identify the underlying medical status, sensory disruptions and behavioral needs of their child
2. evaluate the quality of the intervention, its day to day objectives and long term goals
3. gain insight into the child's progress, thereby maximizing the potential for best outcome

All presentation attendees will receive FREE access to SKILLS, the Center for Autism and Related Disorder's online assessment, curriculum and training program.


Sat, 05/24/2014 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Conference 2014, New - cutting-edge
Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Founder of the Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT), and the President of the Board of Autism Care and Treatment Today (ACT Today). Dr. Granpeesheh received her Ph.D. in Psychology from UCLA and is licensed by the Medical Board of California and the Texas, Virginia and Arizona State Boards of Psychologists. Dr. Granpeesheh holds a Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has been providing behavioral therapy for children with autism since 1979.

Cindy Griffin, Professional Homeopath

Why is the Houston Homeopathy Method unique and successful? Homeopathy Center of Houston’s founders describe the only homeopathic method that embraces and supports the biomedical model of autism. Life-changing improvements in overall health, pain, speech, cognition, sensory processing disorders, PANDAS/OCD, aggression, toilet training, sleep and more, from over 100 full recoveries will be demonstrated through case narrative.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Conference 2014
Presentation 2 - Homeopathy Roundtable
Fri, 05/23/2014 - 3:15pm - 5:30pm
Conference 2014
Cindy L. Griffin, DSH-P, DIHom, FBIH, BCIH, DCNT Cindy has been a professional homeopath in private practice for 16 years. She is founder of Homeopathy Center of Houston, and co-developer of the Houston Homeopathy Method (HHM), Her adult son was fully recovered from Asperger’s Syndrome through the HHM, Cindy is a Fellow of the British Institute of Homeopathy, a Diplomate of the College of Natural Therapies, and board certified in integrative health by AAIM.