Sponsors and Exhibitors (Exhibitors that have booths are identified with an asterisk*)
Exhibitors and Sponsors will be updated frequently.
*The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. is the world leader in providing testing for nutritional factors in chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, autism and ADD. We offer a variety of metabolic tests such as immune deficiency evaluation, amino acid tests, essential fatty acid tests, glutathione levels, metal toxicity and food allergies tests. To find a specialist or to obtain a physician referral, our customer service department is available to assist you. Free 30 minute phone consultations to assist in the interpretation of our test results are also available.
*New Beginnings Nutritionals is a company started by Dr. William Shaw, in May 2003 to provide high quality supplements specially designed for adults and children with special needs and allergies. Our products are designed to provide support for special dietary needs, digestion, absorption, nutrient deficiencies, detoxification, immune dysfunction, and yeast and bacteria overgrowth.
*Advanced Brain Technologies (ABT) is a neurotechnology company that develops and distributes interactive software and music-based programs for the improvement of memory, attention, listening, academic skills, sensory processing, brain health, peak performance and more. ABT was founded in 1998 and is located in Ogden, Utah. Our family of products includes an extensive line of interactive software and music programs including:, BrainBuilder®, Sound Health®, Music for Babies®, as well as professionally administered therapeutic products including The Listening Program®, Spatial Surround® HD, ABT Bone Conduction System™, and iListen®.
American Medical Autism Board (AMAB) is an independent non-profit incorporated certifying organization. AMAB offers the first of its kind board / diplomate certification program for medical doctors specializing in biomedical treatment of autism and related disorders. These disorders are known collectively as the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Thus, medical doctors who become certified by the American Medical Autism Board show that they specialize in biomedical treatment of ASD, and will have met the Board’s high levels of criteria for training and experience, and will have passed its rigorous certification examination.
American Occupational Therapy Association - A Certificate of Attendance (COA) is available to registered professionals. US Autism and Asperger Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Learn more about continuing education at the USAAA conference.
American Psychological Association - The Utah Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Learn more about continuing education at the USAAA conference.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - The Utah Speech-Language-Hearing Association is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
*Autism Treatment Center of America The Autism Treatment Center of America™, is a worldwide teaching center for The Son-Rise Program, a powerful and effective treatment for children and adults challenged by Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Asperger's Syndrome, and other developmental disabilities. The Son-Rise Program was originated in 1974 by parents, Barry Neil Kaufman (best selling author, Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues) and Samahria Lyte Kaufman for their son. The treatment and educational model has changed the way children with Autism are helped worldwide.
*The College Internship Program provides comprehensive, individualized, academic, internship and independent living experiences for young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and Learning Differences. Students have the option of attending local colleges or business schools, or focus on career development.
Continuing Medical Education information - This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Utah Medical Association through the joint sponsorship of the UMA Foundation and the US Autism & Asperger Association. The UMA Foundation is accredited by the Utah Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Learn more about approved Contiuning Education information and credits.
*Designs by Ja9- Janine Stillman, owner of Designs by Ja9, designs and produces all of her fused glass creations in her home studio in Southern California. Many are limited editions; often only one of each design is ever made. Janine has earned a reputation for unique design, attention to detail, and personalized service. Attendees at the conference will be able to meet Janine and purchase some of her many unique creations. If you purchase any product at the conference or online, US Autism & Asperger Association will receive a donation. If your purchase in made online, be sure to list US Autism & Asperger Association as your choice of organization to receive the donation or CLICK HERE.
*Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain - Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain is a private, nonprofit organization serving children and adults with autism and other disabilities, along with disadvantaged families in Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. Our mission of creating solutions that change lives is accomplished by providing direct services such as vocational, workforce development and offender reentry programs; autism services, pediatric therapy and early intervention services for young children; adult day care, case management, home care, home health services, hospice, support groups, equipment loan, and information and referral assistance.
Evidence and Artifacts: Facing Autism is a long-term photographic project documenting the growing number of individuals, families and invested teachers, therapists, advocates, doctors and researchers on the front lines fighting the debilitating characteristics of autism spectrum disorders. Facing Autism is both a call to action, and a way to honor those who are rising to the challenge autism presents everyday. The photographs of Evidence and Artifacts: Facing Autism are portrayed throughout the conference.
*Future Horizons' mission is to bring current, helpful information on autism and Asperger's Syndrome to individuals, families and professionals. We provide books, conferences, and other valuable information on Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). Future Horizons is the official bookstore of the USAAA conference. Purchase books. A donation is made to USAAA when you purchase a book(s) through this link at Future Horizons.
National Association of Social Workers - The National Association of Social Workers - Utah Chapter (NASW Utah Chapter) is a professional association that advocates for the promotion, development and protection of its members, the profession of social work and social work values.
*Nourishing Hope - Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in autism spectrum disorder for ten years. Julie is co-founder of Nourishing Hope. She will support you in making dietary changes that can significantly impact the lives of children with autism, and your entire family. At Nourishing Hope, you will receive food and supplement guidance, methods for cleaning up your home and avoiding toxins, practical instruction for healthy cooking, and support for pregnant moms and babies too!
*Partington Behavior Analysts provides high-quality, effective intervention and educational services for children with autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), and other language and developmental delays. We also work with and train parents, teachers, and other professionals who interact with the children on a regular basis. Our Founder, James W. Partington, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a licensed psychologist and doctoral-level board certified behavior analyst with more than 35 years experience working with children with developmental disabilities. Dr. Partington is the co-founder of the ABLLS®-R assessment tool, and has authored numerous papers and books on teaching language to children with autism or other developmental disabilities.
*Proactive Wellness of the Rockies - We've designed Proactive Wellness of the Rockies to offer safe and effective options to support the healing and wellness of children and families like our own. Each service has been chosen as the direct result of its success for our own child. Our goal is to service not only families with autism, but also individuals with a variety of other conditions. Through research, we learned that each of the services we offer are effective for so much more than autism. We are pleased to also assist a multitude of conditions including ADD/ADHD, PDD-NOS, Aspergers, learning disabilitie, PTSD, stroke, stress/anxiety disorders, sleeplessness, fibromyalgia, and many more.
SunCastle Technology - Slater Software, Inc. started 18 years ago - developing the easiest to use picture-assisted software on the market. The products are the same - and SunCastle Tech is making them even more affordable with more buying options than ever before!
USAAA TV is The Official US Autism & Asperger Association TV Channel. The channel features Live Stream video, as well as a full video archive from videos uploaded to YouTube and Facebook. The US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) 5th Annual World Conference, held October 1-3, 2010, became the most-viewed autism conference in the world. While there were over 700 attendees each day at the conference in St. Louis, Missouri, there were over 35,000 viewers watching the event online. This was the first ever autism and Asperger conference to be streamed live in its entirety. Visit USAAA TV for more information. Many of our videos from conferences, YouTube, and Facebook are located in the Video Archive.
USAAA WeeklyNews is an email newsletter that addresses a range of topics on Autism Spectrum Disorders including Asperger's Syndrome. Sign up for your complimentary subscription.
*US CAP - US Autism & Asperger Association, through the US CAP initiative, is creating an opportunity for individuals on the autism spectrum to have a successful college experience and to be prepared for post collegiate transitions. Learn more about the US CAP uniquely tailored Curriculum. Visit the College Connections link. USAAA boasts a proud network of affiliated colleges and universities that employ some of the most world-renowned autism experts.
*Utah Parent Center - The mission of the Utah Parent Center (UPC or Center) is to help parents help their children, youth and young adults with all disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community. We accomplish our mission by providing accurate information, empathetic peer support, valuable training and effective advocacy based on the concept of parents helping parents.*
*The term parent is broadly defined to include anyone serving in that role.
*ZenworkProductions produces USAAA Conference DVD's, Downloads, and Webcasts. Stop by the ZenworksProductions table and purchase your USAAA conference DVDs and downloads for each session or for the entire conference. Zenworks Productions for social responsibility, volunteerism and effecting change.