The Use of Actos® (pioglitazone) in the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Power Point Presentation By:
Phillip C. DeMio, MD, Medical Director
Angela Shoemaker, Physician-To-Parent Liaison.

What Happens in Kids with ASD who have Abnormal Th-1/Th-2 Function?Immune dysfunction, autoimmunity and, allergy in ASD affects:

Gi tract/dysbiosis
Lungs/respiratory/sinus systems
Thyroid (and other hormonal organs)
Frequent severe infections/fever
Other/adult immune problems as mentioned
Allergy (skin, respiratory, food)

Advanced Treatments for Autism and Strategies for Non-Responders

Power Point Presentation By: Dr. Rossignol

Dr. Rossignol will discuss advanced treatments for autism, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), IV therapeutics (including chelation and glutathione/NAC), anti-inflammatory medications, IVIG, high-dose antioxidant therapy, and advanced laboratory testing. He will also review approaches and strategies for children who are slow to respond to treatment or are non-responders, including the management of subclinical seizures, the glutamate/GABA brain ratio, brain autoimmunity findings, and chronic GI Clostridia.

Current State of Autism Research

Autism Redefined 2010
Lecture Schedule 
Lymphatic Therapy
Student Scholars for Autism Program
Win-Win Parenting for the Autism Spectrum Child
Lecture Schedule  
NAA Presents: The Restraint and Seclusion Prevention Symposium
Homeopathy & Homotoxicology and Their Role in Reversing Vaccine Injury
Dynamics of Healthful Diet
Autism, the Brain, Thinking, & Behavior
Autism and Sexuality: A Conversation with Parents
The American Rally for Personal Rights
Lecture Schedule
Environmental Issues & Chronic Diseases Symposium
First Responders Training
Special Education Law Day
The Art of Cooking Special Diets
Verbal Behavior Workshop
CARD Feeding Clinic
EBCALA Legal & Advocacy Training
Current State of Autism Research
Biomedical Treatments for Autism 101: An Introduction to Scientifically Based Medical Treatment Options
In Spanish: Autism 101 - Today's Biomedical Treatments
Environmental Symposium
TACA Mentor Mixer
Lecture Schedule
Prediction & Prevention Track
ARCH Medical Center Parent Q&A
PANDAS Coverage
Lecture Schedule
Jenny McCarthy Keynote Address
Seizures Track
PANDAS Coverage
Advocacy Track
Adult Services & Residential Think Tank
Dr. Savely Yurkovsky Practitioner Training

Lecture Schedule
Seizures Track
True Health Symposium: Raising a Healthy Child in a Toxic World
Workshop: Interpreting Your Yasko Test Results

AHA Heroes Training
Arts Festival
Book Signings
Elias Tembenis Mini-Walk
TACA Mentors
Generation Rescue Angels Training
Spa Night




Thursday, May 27
7:00 - 9:00 pm

James Adams, PhD

is a President's Professor at Arizona State University, where his research is focused on the causes of autism and how to treat it. He is also president of the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix, and is co-leader of the Autism Research Institute/Defeat Autism Now! Think Tank. His research includes toxic metals/chelation, nutrition (vitamin/minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids), neurotransmitters, and GI issues. He is the proud father of a daughter with autism.

7:00 - 8:00 pm
Biomedical Treatments for Autism

This talk will summarize the major biomedical treatments for autism that are supported by research, including special diets, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, digestive enzymes, gut treatments, glutathione, sulfation, chelation, and immunological treatments. For each treatment, there will be a short discussion of the scientific rationale and data supporting the treatment, discuss how to test if the treatment should be considered, and discuss how to implement the treatment.

8:00 - 9:00 pm
Nutritional Treatment Studies for Autism

This presentation will focus on new results of a major vitamin/mineral treatment study for children with autism. The study will include the effect of a specialized vitamin/mineral supplement on the symptoms of autism, and the effect of the supplement on nutritional status. This includes a comparison of the nutritional status of children with autism versus typical children, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, neurotransmitters, oxidative stress, and toxic metals.

A "Best Practices" Model for Treating Autism: Biomedical & ABA Therapies Put into Practice Together Improve Optimal Outcomes

Power Point Presentation By: Lauren Underwood, PhD

Treatments grounded in applied behavior analysis (ABA) as well as biomedical approaches have individually helped provide effective treatment models for autism. However, in developing a "best practices" model, these interventions must work together to provide the best possibilities for optimal outcomes. Therefore, support for the "best practices" approach that incorporates a behavioral-biomedical treatment model for autism is defined.

2006-08-14 12:00:00 Stan Kurtz

Weekend Autism Global News in Review - 10/31/09

Rob, Deb, and Michael Sidell start this Halloween Show with a special greeting. Rob goes on to review several articles on such topics as genetics, a new facial expression recognizer to detect emotions, swine flu, freezing women's eggs, the new NIH Chairman Dr. F. Collins, chelation therapy and doctors "firing" families who refuse to vaccinate.

Parent Survival Guide to Biomedical ...

A Parent's Survival Guide to Biomedical Therapy in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Part 2 Recognizing Medical Disease in Your Child

Weekly Global Autism News in Review - 20min. - 10-20-2010

Rob Sidell produces a show reviewing articles about new breakthroughs using MRI to diagnose ASD, the FDA's warning about over the counter chelation products, big pharma promoting off-label use of its products, the prevalence of long term mental disorders in US teens, how we can support a more satisfying life and the value of playing shoot 'em up action video games inenhancing decision making and processing sensory information.

Surviving Biomedical Therapies without Breaking the Bank

Juggling diets, supplements, IV treatments, educational therapies and the rest of life is taxing under the best of circumstances and particularly difficult on a budget. Dr. Brown will provide tips and approaches for choosing which battles to fight and which can be postponed, as well as tips for recognizing which will require experienced assistance. He will also take a look at those biomedical interventions that can be started before you meet with a practitioner and how to make the most of your therapy dollar.

Gregory L. Brown, MD, MD

Gregory L. Brown MD is a Board Certified Internist with 18 years experience in Emergency Medicine. He has received Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner training from “Defeat Autism Now” as well as ACAM instruction and certification in chelation therapy and certification in hyperbaric medicine from UHMS. He currently serves as Medical Director of the ARCH Medical Center in Franklin, Wisconsin, a practice dedicated to the medical treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders.

2008-09-22 11:00:00 Curt Linderman