Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 11, 2006
US Autism & Asperger Association, Inc. kicks off its premier international autism conference in Park City, Utah from August 9-12. Some of the world’s most renowned leading autism experts will present new interventions and new research in both education and medicine.
"This is an incredible opportunity for parents/caregivers and professionals to attend one of the most comprehensive autism conferences in North America, explained L.P. Kaplan, PhD, USAAA Executive Director. Utah will be hosting the who’s who of the autism world.
“Attendees will learn information that will empower them to help their children, family, patients, friends, and others touched by autism. They will meet with the physicians who are treating more autism patients than anyone else in the world and will learn from educators who are providing interventions that have successfully improved our children and in many cases recovered.”
USAAA’s keynote speaker is Shannon Kenitz, Executive Director of the International Hyperbarics Association.
Kenitz knows firsthand the heartbreak and struggles of having a child with a disability. Her youngest daughter, Grace, was diagnosed with a very rare mitochondrial disorder that kept her in the hospital virtually for the first three years of her life. Grace more recently has been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Shannon did not accept the recommendation to cease life-prolonging measures. And because of that, Grace progressed to feed herself, recover from blindness, and at almost 7-years old, walk for the first time unassisted on January 20.
The conference includes the first appearance at a national autism conference for gastroenterologist Dr. Federico Balzola of Turin, Italy, pediatric specialist Dr. Guiseppina Feingold, and chief scientist Dr. Siegfried Othmer. Other notable speakers are Dr. Mark Geier, former professor at John Hopkins University and researcher at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Boyd Haley, former Chairman of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky and NIH Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Physiology, Yale University Medical School, Dr. Robert Nataf of Paris, France, Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, Dr. Mary Megson, Dr. James Neubrander, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, and many more.
The annual conference provides comprehensive, evidence-based information to assist parents, family members, caregivers, physicians, educators, therapists, social workers, nurses, and other professionals in building effective interventions for all individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
Presentations include, “Autism Intensive Care”, “Asperger's Syndrome: Building Confidence through the Life Span”, “Autism: disease not disability,” “Prioritizing Therapies”, “Neurofeedback for the Autism Spectrum and ADHD”, “Remarkable Results With a Combination of Anti-Viral and Nasal MB12 Therapy”, “Relaxation for mom and dad”, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy”, plus more.
Dr. Kaplan says that “what is so exciting today is that we have new research, interventions and tools, (such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, methyl-B12, neurofeedback, computer-based programs, wireless enteroscopy, integrative medicine, lab testing utilizing urinary porphyrins as markers for heavy metal testing, visual input, enzymes, new autism protocols, sensitivity reduction technique, low oxalate diets), that improve the function and well-being of our children that didn’t exist just a few years ago. After four days, attendees will go home armed with tools of practical protocols, valuable hope, and new resources for support. I can’t emphasize enough the magnitude of this conference.”
A conference scholarship program is available to help family members who would not otherwise be able to attend a conference. All workshops and presentations are CME and CEU accredited for professionals.
The US Autism & Asperger Association, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The USAAA mission is to enhance the quality of life of individuals and their families/caregivers touched by autism spectrum disorders by providing educational and family support through conferences/seminars and published and electronic mediums.
For more information contact Dr. Kaplan, USAAA Executive Director at (801) 649-5752.
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