Kirkman® CEO David Humphrey Discusses the History and Future of Autism at Autism Canada Conference in October

Kirkman® CEO David Humphrey will discuss the history and future of Autism at the ipcoming Autism Canada Conference in October.

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Humphrey will focus on the early history of autism, development and treatments of the disorder and where the future of autism is going from an analysis of these items.

Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) October 10, 2013

From the past we can often learn about the future. David Humphrey, president of Kirkman®, will present a historical review of autism and provide his insights on the future of autism at the Autism Canada conference Thursday, Oct. 24 in British Columbia. Kirkman® is a leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements for individuals with sensitivities.

In his presentation entitled, “Autism: The Past, Present and Moving Forward,” Humphrey will focus on the early history of autism, development and treatments of the disorder and where the future of autism is going from an analysis of these items. He will include the research and vision of his close collaborator, the late Dr. Bernard Rimland, who is often referred to as the father of autism. Attendees will be able to learn about autism through a historical review that explores the first time autism was recognized as a condition and how it became an epidemic.

Humphrey will utilize a ten-to-one format to countdown the top ten biggest milestones in autism over the past 25 years and then look to how these milestones are affecting the future of autism. He will also discuss the role of parent movements in the autism community.

The conference will be held Thursday, Oct. 24 - Friday Oct. 25 at the Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave. in Sidney, BC. Humphrey’s speech will take place 3:45-5:15 p.m. on Oct. 24.

To learn more, visit http://www.autismcanada.org/conference/speakersPresentation.html

About David Humphrey

David Humphrey is an attorney and president, C.E.O., and owner of Kirkman Group, Inc., a group of companies including Kirkman®, a nutraceutical company, Kirkman Labs, a pharmaceutical company and he is co-owner of Purity Laboratories, Inc., an environmental laboratory. He is a national board member of the Northwest Autism Foundation, THE FORUM, Neurological Health Foundation, and a co-founder of Autism Treatment Network, a joint project with 20 top tier-treating hospitals. Humphrey is the co-founder and director of the physician-training group, Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS). He was also executive vice chairman and board member of the Autism Society of America and the Autism Research Institute.

About Kirkman®

Kirkman® is the leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements for individuals with special sensitivities and dietary requirements. Founded in 1949, Kirkman® is also the oldest nutritional supplement company serving the special needs community. This experience has allowed Kirkman® to pioneer effective products in many areas of nutritional supplementation for individuals with special health needs. To learn more about Kirkman®, visit the company website at http://www.kirkmangroup.com.

Contact:
Kulani Mahikoa
V.P. Marketing
Kirkman Group, Inc.
Telephone: 503-694-1600


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