Treating Autism: Understanding Biomedical treatment options by Bryan Jepson, MD
Dr. Jepson will describe the multiple organ system involvement of the autism spectrum including the brain, the gut, the immune system and the detoxification/metabolic system. He will discuss the mechanisms for disease in each of these areas and then talk about treatment options that are being used by clinicians in order to try to correct the underlying biochemical abnormalities that are contributing to the behavioral presentations of the disorder.
Bryan Jepson, MD practices at Thoughtful House Center for Children in Austin, Texas. Dr. Jepson graduated from the University of Utah Medical School and completed residency training in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is board certified in emergency medicine. After his second son was diagnosed with autism, he and his wife, Laurie, established the Children's Biomedical Center of Utah (a non-profit organization) to raise awareness throughout the intermountain west about issues related to autism and other childhood developmental disorders. As a member of the team at Thoughtful House Center for Children, Dr. Jepson focuses his attention full-time to both treatment and research.