This presentation will focus on the underlying causes of autism spectrum disorders as autoimmune inflammatory disorders. Recognition of symptoms so often described as "behaviors" is essential to understanding the underlying reasons "why" the patient has these problems rather than "what" the behaviors are: G=genetic, environmental, food, infection, and toxic triggers and how they come together to create a perfect storm of inflammation in the nervous system. Treatment alternatives and how to properly investigate and implement them will be reviewed.

Michael W Elice, MD

Dr. Elice is a board certified pediatrician practicing in Woodbury, NY. since his departure from a general pediatric practice he has focused on children with autism, autoimmune disorders and the infectious, toxic and environmental triggers that probably underly their causes. Dr. Elice has been in practice for 38 years. He is an adjunct clinical professor of pediatrics at the Cohen Children's Hospital of Hofstra School of Medicine in New York. He consults on patients from around the United States and over 20 countries around the word. He has spoken at AutismOne conferences and is a fellow of MAPS (Medical Academy for Pediatric Special Needs)