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TO SPONSOR or PLACE A FLYER IN THE CONFERENCE TOTE BAG TO REACH HUNDREDS OF ATTENDEES AND A LINK TO YOUR WEB SITE, CLICK HERE - ALL EXHIBIT BOOTHS ARE SOLD OUT! BUT, we have other opportunities for you to reach our attendees. For only $250, you can include your flyer in the conference tote bag and also be listed this page with a link to your company web site.

Please support our sponsors and exhibitors. Click on their name and visit their web site. Our exhibitors and sponsors help support the 8th annual USAAA World Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah August 15-18, 2013. Scroll down the page and learn more about each company.

The Exhibit Hall is open during the entire conference. Speakers will be available for book signings throughout the conference at the Future Horizons bookstore booth (individual authors that have booths may have book signings at their booth).

Sponsors and Exhibitors (Exhibitors that have booths are identified with an asterisk* under the company profile that is located further down the page)

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*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.

NBN logo*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.




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*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 Council of Utah - The Autism Council of Utah is an independent council working to foster collaboration, communication, and learning among families and agencies. Our aim is to promote access to resources and responsible information for individuals of all ages who have, or are affected by autism, or related conditions.

*Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

*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.

*Bernalillo Academy officially opened its doors in April 2009 as a sub-acute residential treatment center that serves youth between the ages of 5 and 17 years with a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, and other Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and Developmental Delays. With a licensed capacity of 39 beds, Bernalillo Academy is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) and is licensed and certified by the New Mexico Department of Children, Youth and Families.

*Butterfly Effects - At Buterfly Effects, our services are as unique and multifaceted as every individual and family that we encounter. Established in 2004, the Butterfly Effects team of providers and advocates is now 300 strong. This allows us to promote comprehensive coordinated care that leaves no stone unturned. From early infant intervention to senior care, we emphasize direct one-on-one interactions to provide seamless support for individuals with Autism, developmental disabilities, learning challenges, and Alzheimer’s. Among our services, we offer evaluations, direct care, behavioral interventions, education support, and case management so as to assist our clients in achieving enriched lives with as much independence and connection as possible.

*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.

*The Davis Center is the world's premier sound-based therapy center and offers The Davis Model of Sound Intervention™ as the foundation for its successes. The center was established by Dorinne S. Davis, MA, CCC-A, FAAA, RCTC, BARA and offers a special variety of sound-based therapies that enhance leaning, development and wellness. These therapies are based on how the body uses the vibrational energy of sound received from outside sound sources and how the body's systems perceive and utilize these frequencies or frequency combinations. It is the only center of its kind in the world!

*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.

*Discovery Toys - Discovery Toys is the source for building and nurturing creative thinkers. A Discovery Toys product is not a typical educational toy that you can find at every local toy store. We strive to incorporate multiple Layers of Learning into our products that stimulate multiple centers in the brain simultaneously -- an experience that promotes both critical thinking AND open-ended imaginary play. Come join in the fun and learning! Conact Leslie Bagley, Discovery Toys Independent Director.

*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.

Enzymedica is dedicated to providing exceptional enzyme-focused supplements at the most therapeutic levels available in the natural foods industry and beyond. It is our commitment to provide unprecedented education and research that propels individuals on the path to vibrant health.

*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.

*Glenholme School - The Glenholme School is a therapeutic boarding school for young people, ages ten to adult in middle school, high school, and postgraduate.  The program provides a positive atmosphere designed to build competence for students to thrive socially and academically. Our comprehensive learning environment supports the success of students with Asperger’s, ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s, depression, anxiety and various learning differences.

*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.

*Heritage School - On the surface, we might seem similar to other residential treatment centers for at-risk adolescents. Education. Recreation. Treatment. Therapy. But that's where the similarity ends. Because when you look at Heritage, you'll soon see that we offer troubled teens something extra. We treat the whole student - emotionally, intellectually, and physically. We pioneered Relationship Therapy and it's at the core of all we do. Relationships with family, therapists, teachers, other students - Heritage covers them all, and more, to help students have a better life.

*Intermountain Pediatric Rehabilitation services are provided to children ages 0 to 21 years through a network of nine locations across Utah, including Logan, Ogden, Bountiful, Salt Lake City, Sandy, Taylorsville, Riverton, Orem and St. George. Our team includes pediatric specialists licensed in physical, occupational and speech & language therapies, audiology, and physical medicine & rehabilitation. We share a treatment philosophy, expertise and a commitment to excellence We provide medically based rehabilitation for the child with autism. Our philosophy is based on partnering with parents to prioritize and address the current functional needs of the child. Active family involvement is critical to the child’s success in therapy.

*Kids on the Move - In 2010, in response to an explosion in the number of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Kids On the Move created a new program called "Bridges" to serve children ages 3-to-6 years old with Autism or similar disorders. Unlike other child development programs at Kids On the Move, this program is not backed by government funding. The Bridges program was developed to offer families flexible, affordable, effective services that help families get the support and education they need.

*Kirkman - is the oldest and one of the leading manufacturers of nutritional supplements for individuals with food allergies, special dietary requirements and environmental sensitivities.This experience has allowed Kirkman® to pioneer effective products in many areas of nutritional supplementation for individuals with special health needs. Most companies that sell nutritional supplements do not manufacture their own products, therefore they can't guarantee their products' quality. Kirkman is a basic manufacturer, which means that we can enforce exacting quality controls at each step of our products' production. We comply with Good Manufacturing Practices and are certified by NSF.

*LifeVantage, originally founded in 2003, has its corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is engaged in the identication, research, development, manufacturing and distribution of Protandim®, the Nrf2 Synergizer™. LifeVantage prides itself on the science behind its Nrf2-synergizing supplement Protandim, validated by nine peer-reviewed, published studies with many more ongoing or in various planning stages at universities and hospitals worldwide.

*MyAutismTeam is where parents of children with autism find the best autism providers and services nearest to them with recommendations from other parents. From finding the barber who gets it to the therapist who makes home visits, parents use MyAutismTeam to discover who other parents most like them use to meet their child's needs. has a growing database of more than 45,000 parents and 35,000 autism providers and autism-friendly businesses.

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.

*Neuro-Luminance offers enlightened and integrative solutions to a range of brain disorders or diagnoses. Our approach is based upon neuroscience, genetics, psychopharmacology & brain function SPECT imaging. The result is a new way of envisioning treatment, a new pathway to mental health. Welcome to the new paradigm for brain health and well-being! Numerous studies have found brain region hypO-perfusion associated with ASD. Neuro-Luminance brings over 30 years of expertise in evaluation and treatment of patients with ASD.

*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.

*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!

*Oxy Health Corporation - has revolutionized the Hyperbarics Industry with its new take on an old thing. With the aim of making a mild pressure hyperbaric device mass-accessible, company engineers set out to create a chamber that is portable, durable, and more importantly affordable. And the Oxy Health crew succeeded. By redesigning the ingenious Gamow Mountain Bag under strict quality standards, engineers produced a superior portable low pressure hyperbaric chamber that has captured the imagination and interest of the medical community.

*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.

*RealGSH is a new topical supplement formulated to raise your antioxidant levels with a chemical called Glutathione. Reduced Glutathione (GSH) is a powerful antioxidative thiol tripeptide that protects your cells from free radical damage. RealGSH is an all-natural product. The glutathione used in this formulation is plant-based and is bioidentical to the glutathione your body makes naturally. It has been tested extensively for safety and efficacy and will remain stable (in its reduced form for at least 24 months). GSH Biotec LLC.

*SpringBrook Behavioral Health System has been dedicated to meeting the complex mental health needs of children, adolescents, and adults within a hospital/residential therapeutic environment.  We believe in providing each client with specialized treatment, compassion, and dignity in order for individuals and their families to reach their goals and to fulfill their maximum potential.

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.

*ZenWorks Productions produces USAAA Conference DVD's, Downloads, and Webcasts. Stop by the Zenworks Productions table and purchase your USAAA conference video downloads for each session or for the entire conference. ZenWorks Productions for social responsibility, volunteerism and effecting change.

The US Autism & Asperger Association 2010 World Conference became the most viewed Autism/Asperger conference in the world. This was the first ever Autism and Asperger conference streamed lived in its entirety.

"In the fall of 2011, the greatest gift we received yet was attending the four-day USAAA conference in Seattle. There I met my heroes and found mentors that gave me hope and expanded my paradigm. Since the conference, we now approach life and our son from the view of acceptance, help him to see and know himself, teach him how to self advocate, and join with him in enjoying the things that make him smile. We no longer fight against our son’s differences but embrace them and this way of loving has even taught us to how better accept and love each other as a couple. We still have a long way to go and even more to learn, but I now know that hope has no limit unless I place it there.
- Sara McCarter, Mom to Magnus "the great"

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