THE US AUTISM & ASPERGER ASSOCIATION ANNUAL WORLD CONFERENCE IS PRESENTED IN PART BY THE GREAT PLAINS LABORATORY, NEW BEGINNINGS NUTRITIONALS, VIVINT GIVES BACK, AND AUTISM HOPE ALLIANCE.

*THE GREAT PLAINS LABORATORY, INC. - GOLD SPONSOR

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 - GOLD SPONSOR

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.

*VIVINT GIVES BACK - SILVER SPONSOR

vivint gives back

Vivint Gives Back, the philanthropic arm of Vivint Smart Home, is committed to improving the lives and safety of families who have children with intellectual disabilities by providing discounted home security systems. Our customized smart-home services will protect your home from the outside and give you the ability to watch over your family from the inside. Vivint Smart Home technology gives you peace of mind through a tailored security system, designed to meet the unique needs of families who have a child with autism, at a price you can afford. Visit vivintgivesback.org to learn more or email vivintgivesback@vivint.com to receive a pricing quote.

*AUTISM HOPE ALLIANCE

The Autism Hope Alliance embodies hope for families facing the diagnosis of Autism through education, financial support and volunteerism. The Autism Hope Alliance is the first non-profit foundation for Autism to emerge from the natural foods industry. The Autism Hope Alliance provides hope and help for autism families today. Autism Hope Alliance will be giving away $20,000 worth of products that include GFCF foods, supplements, natural cleaners, books, CD's, plus much more. Stop by the exhibit booth for the product giveaway during the conference.


AMERICAN MEDICAL AUTISM BOARD (AMAB)

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.

THE AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION (AOTA)

This course will be offered for up to 1.7 AOTA CEUs (17.0 total hours). “The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.” Check with your state or AOTA to ensure CEU accreditation.

AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION (ASHA)

This program is co-sponsored by the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education 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. This course is offered for up to 1.70 ASHA CEUs (Various level, Professional area). 17.0 total hours.

*AMP NORTHWEST

Autism Meeting Place Northwest (AMP Northwest) is raising awareness and promoting solutions to independent living for neurodiverse adults in Oregon. We believe neurodiverse adults should have more options when considering where to live. We envision an apartment community that empowers adults to live boldy without sacrificing independence nor necessary supports.

*ASHWOOD INN

The Ashwood is a B&B style respite and vacation home located in beautiful Ashland, Oregon. The Ashwood Inn offers 3-day weekends for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to provide a break from their caregivers and routines. Professionally trained staff help guests plan their weekend after arriving on site and provide personal supports throughout. Meals and transportation to activities and events are provided. For more information please visit www.theashwoodinn.org.

*ASPERTOOLS

Aspertools - Aspertools: The Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger's, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Neurodiversity is written by ASD Author, Director, Producer, speaker, and Neurodiversity advocate, Dr. Harold "Hackie" Reitman. Dr. Reitman will be presenting on Saturday, August 20 as well as participating on the Doctors and Researchers Panel. Dr. Reitman is also the founder of Different Brains.

*AUTISM EMPOWERMENT

Autism Empowerment is a nonprofit organization devoted to enriching and empowering the lives of youth, adults and families in the autism community. Founded in 2011 in Vancouver, Washington, we serve locally, regionally and nationwide. Everyone on our Board of Directors and in key roles is on the autism spectrum or has autistic family members. Some of our key programs include: Spectrums Magazine, Autism Serves Kids Care Club, Autism and Scouting, Autism Empowerment Radio and our Community Support Network of support groups, social clubs and service activities.

*AUTISM RECOVERY SYSTEM

Autism Recovery System is a doctor-driven, membership based, online autism treatment and recovery information website for parents and caretakers of children on the Autism-Spectrum. Includes: Comprehensive 6 module biomedical autism intervention course with 10 hours of lectures, support videos & downoadable documents, a multi-language Private Forum for one-on-one interaction with world renowned autism biomedical treatment specialist physician, Dr. Kurt Woeller, plus articles, videos, protocols, a Resource Center, live Q&A webinars, monthly case studies, and a troubleshooting section. There is no better way to guide you through autism intervention using integrative medicine, than Autism Recovery System.

*AUTISM SOCIETY OF ORGEON

The Autism Society of Oregon envisions individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued. The Autism Society of Oregon is Oregon's leading organization providing resources, education, advocacy and support for individuals and families living with autism.

*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.

*BEHAVIOR SUPPORT SOLUTIONS

Behavior Support Solutions strives to promote healthier families and assist those individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities to meet their potential by decreasing behavior issues, and increasing social skills and communication skills. Behavior Support Solutions only uses positive behavior supports that are research proven and considered best practices in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. We can provide in-home services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders from Age 2 – adulthood. School services and Adult agency services are also available for those with a variety of developmental disabilities and behavioral issues. We are located throughout the Western US, with more locations coming soon. For more information, visit our website at www.behaviorsupportsolutions.com or contact us at 1-800-661-3669 or info@behaviorsupportsolutions.com.

*BRAIN TREATMENT CENTER

Brain Treatment Center (BTC) - An affiliate of the USC Center for Neurorestoration, BTC is a progressive brain health clinic with a deep focus on neuroscience and non-invasive brain stimulation technologies, specifically MeRT treatment. Known for its innovative approach to analyzing the brain, MeRT treatment is a tool that provides insight into the brain physiology and can be used to modify brain activity through the delivery of magnetic brain stimulation for better network communication helping a wide range of therapeutic and non-therapeutic purposes.

*COLLEGE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The College Internship Program provides comprehensive, individualized, academic, internship and independent living experiences for young adults with Asperger Syndrome and Learning Differences. Students have the option of attending local colleges or business schools, or focus on career development. Our Mission is to inspire independence and expand the foundation on which young adults with Asperger’s, ADHD and other Learning Differences can build happy and productive lives. CIP is one of the most comprehensive programs in the world for assisting young adults with learning differences to succeed in college, employment, and independent living.

*COLLEGE LIVING EXPERIENCE

College Living Experience (CLE) has provided post-secondary supports to students with ASD, and other varying exceptionalities since 1989. Dedicated to providing the highest quality of individualized services in the areas of academics, independent living, social skills, and career development, CLE supports are tailored to meet the needs of each young adult we serve. It is through personalized services, our team celebrates the uniqueness of students in such a way that we are able to make a lasting impact in their lives and in their communities at each of our six locations nationwide. Year-long and pre-college summer programs available.

PHILLIP C. DEMIO WHOLE HEALTH AND WELLNESS

The Phillip C. DeMio Whole Health and Wellness Centers - Dr. Phillip C. Demio, MD is the Medical Director for the Whole Health and Wellness Centers located in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. His practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment for individuals with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and related disorders. In addition to his practice, Dr. DeMio is an ER Physician at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals. Dr. DeMio’s mission is for his patients to reach their maximum potential through biomedical care. Most patients are diagnosed with an ASD before starting with Dr. DeMio, though many people who come to see us do not have a diagnosis and can start treatment with Dr. DeMio. Dr. DeMio offers comprehensive testing and treatment for Lyme and other related diseases, which are quickly becoming epidemic. Dr. DeMio is a father of a child with autism.

*DESIGNS BY JA9

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. With your purchase, US Autism & Asperger Association will receive a donation.

*DIFFERENT BRAINS

Different Brains is a neurodiversity resource site that welcomes everyone - regardless of condition or philosophy. Our goal is to build a community of advocates for people whose brains think a little bit differently, a space for the respectful sharing of ideas and stories, and a resource for anyone seeking knowledge and support so that no one feels like the "Lone Ranger". Dr. Harold "Hackie" Reitman is the founder of Different Brains and an entrepreneur, philanthropist, children's activist, and neurodiversity advocate. He is also a retired orthopaedic surgeon and a former professional heavyweight boxer.

*THE EXPEDITION SOAP COMPANY

The Expedition Soap Company was founded and is solely owned by Spencer Kelly, a 15 year old entrepreneur with Asperger Syndrome. ExpeditionSoaps.com is a mission-minded company committed to making a difference in the lives of others that have challenges due to autism & Asperger Syndrome. Each April, for Autism Awareness month, Spencer and The Expedition Soap Company give back to the US Autism & Asperger Association. Supporting USAAA is important to Spencer, because they support kids like him to have successful college experiences. Spencer feels it’s very important for kids of all abilities to have access to and success completing higher education. He launched this company one year ago because his bike was stolen and he had to repay his dad for a new bike. ExpeditionSoaps.com has only handmade soaps & lotions that begin with an organic Shea Butter base, natural and vegan ingredients, no harsh chemicals, amazing scents, and a creamy, dreamy lather. Be sure stop by Spencer’s booth to meet him & check out his company. Also, please shop online at ExpeditionSoaps.com to save 20% through the end of September, using coupon code USAAA.

*FOOTPRINTS BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS

Footprints Behavioral Interventions offers comprehensive services to individuals with autism and related disorders from infancy to adulthood. Our positive behavior support services are provided in the home, school, community, and vocational settings. Our programs are designed with the ultimate goal of improving the child’s quality of life. To achieve this goal, we individually tailor programs that address functional skills, reduce and replace challenging behaviors, and apply natural language strategies to improve communication and social skills in children with autism. At Footprints Behavioral Interventions, we understand your child’s growth and development are your #1 priority. We are committed to it every step of the way.

*FUTURE HORIZONS BOOKSTORE

Future Horizons mission is to bring current, helpful information on autism and Asperger Syndrome to individuals, families and professionals. We provide books, conferences, and other valuable information on Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). Visit our booth at the conference. Future Horizons is the official conference bookstore.

*GENERATION RESCUE

Generation Rescue curated a movement dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment opportunities to autism families. As an innovative and results-oriented organization, we bridge the gap between philanthropy and expert-driven services by collaborating with like-minded stakeholders. Together, our vision fosters a sense of belonging and hope for future generations. We are the leading national organization that provides hope, information and immediate treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders.

*IONCLEANSE BY A MAJOR DIFFERENCE

IonCleanse® by A Major Difference - At AMD we believe people can improve their health through detoxification. We are the manufacturer and worldwide distributor of the IonCleanse® detox footbath systems, the safest, most thorough and efficient instruments used to cleanse and purify the body. The IonCleanse® by AMD helps the body detox through the healing power of ions. Ions, because of their powerful charge, cleanse the body more effectively than any other method of detox. The process is safe, relaxing, and non-invasive, with no harmful side effects.

*ISODIOL INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Isodiol and it’s team of collaborators are a group of companies that together, grow & harvest hemp on an industrial scale, and then process it to extract the cannabidiol (CBD) to the highest available purity for worldwide distribution. By utilizing one of the world’s largest hemp farms, Isodiol and its partners are the choice for industrial volumes of high grade CBD. Pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic companies worldwide have gained market share due to our products. In collaboration with partners around the world, Isodiol supplies industrial hemp derivatives for medicinal formulations in the nutraceutical, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical markets. After growing and harvesting hemp on an industrial scale, it is then processed to extract cannabidiol (CBD) to the highest purity possible for worldwide distribution.

*MEDGOMICS

MEDgomics delivers breakthrough personalized treatments, etc, supplements and medications - for a cluster of diseases, initially Mitochondrial disease, Intellectual Deficiency, Epilepsy and Autism (Mi IDEA diseases). MEDgomics bases its treatment plan on proprietary (i) personalized diet, (ii) personalized supplements and (iii) personalized prevention .Our Vision - The 3rd Era of Medicine: The focus of medicine evolves from treating the sick patient to genome-mediated proactive medical management of the family, especially to delay or prevent disease. Our Mission - To provide Mutation Expert-based NextGen Diagnosis (Genostics) integrated with delivery of patient genome-mediated personalized medicine (pMED) in proactive partnership with the referring MD.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS

"This program is approved by the Oregon Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers for 17.25 [Social Work] continuing education contact hours." NOTE: Many of the Oregon state agencies and associations recognize the Oregon Chapter of NASW's approved program with USAAA for CEU's. Check with your local agency to ensure CEUs are accepted for this program.

*NEURO-LUMINANCE

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 Hypoperfusion associated with ASD. Neuro-Luminance brings over 30 years of expertise in evaluation and treatment of patients with ASD. Stop by our booth and meet Dr. Uszler and Dr. Henderson.

*NOURISHING HOPE

Nourishing Hope is led by one of the leading autism nutrition professionals in the nation, Julie Matthews. She is recognized by families and professionals around the world as a top Certified Nutrition Consultant and autism nutrition specialist. We reach out to the best autism MDs, wellness professionals, feeding specialists, nutritionists, professional chefs, autism organizations and other nutrition-focused entities in order to bring families the best resources to support healing for your children.

*OREGON HEALTH AND SCIENCE UNIVERSITY, SPARK STUDY

OHSU is one of a select group of 21 research institutions across the nation chosen by SFARI to assist with recruitment, underscoring OHSU's strength in autism and genetics research. In Oregon, the SPARK effort is led by Eric Fombonnne, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Autism Research, Brian O'Roak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular & Medical Genetics, Lark Huang-Storms, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Autism Clinical Program, and their teams in the OHSU School of Medicine. SPARK aims to speed up autism research by inviting participation from this large, diverse autism community, with the goal of including individuals with a professional diagnosis of autism of both sexes and all ages, backgrounds, races, geographic locations and socioeconomic situations. Join Spark.

*PARTINGTON BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS

Partington Behavior Analysts provides high-quality, effective intervention and educational services for children with autism 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, PhD, 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.

*POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORTS CORP.

At PBS, Corp, we provide ABA services for children and adults diagnosed with Autism and related disorders with the goal of improving the quality of life for the individual as well as the family unit as a whole. Parental empowerment is a top priority, so at PBS, Corp, we work with our clients in the home, community and other places as requested.Natural Environment Teaching involves teaching the student away from the structured table-top setting and is client-led, by pairing learning with activities that the individual likes to do. We are happy to provide services throughout the Pacific Northwest, accepting a variety of funding sources. At PBS, Corp we take pride in the fact that all of our providers are Board Certified and State Licensed Behavior Analysts (BCBAs/LBAs and BCaBAs/LaBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs).

*REBECCA SCHOOL

Rebecca School - Michael Koffler (founder of Rebecca School) noticed that children diagnosed on the autistic spectrum were underserved in New York. He set out to build a school age program for children on the spectrum. In the spring of 2004, he approached Tina McCourt (who at the time was the Program Director at the Early Intervention Center of Brooklyn) and asked if she wanted to be involved. She had a strong belief that a relationship-based approach was the best way to serve and help children diagnosed on the spectrum relate and communicate. Michael agreed and they set out to design a building and a program that would fully integrate the DIR® model. The school opened in September 2006 with 48 students and 53 staff members. Since then the student population has more than doubled and continues to grow each year.

*RJ COOPER AND ASSOCIATES

RJ Cooper and Associates - We at RJ Cooper & Associates wake up every day to discover and invent solutions for kids and adults to achieve their full potential. Our mission has been, and continues to be, to serve people through innovation and technology. I am RJ, an inventor, technologist and a student of human behavior. I have devoted my entire life to find customized solutions to solve the mobility, communication, and quality of life challenges, faced by all ages, with any special need. I can offer options and solutions that others might overlook because I believe that all things are possible and little miracles can occur all the time. Visit my web page for all my products at www.store.rjcooper.com.

*ROSE CITY THERAPEUTICS

Rose City Therapeutics mission is to help our clients optimize brain function using neurofeedback. Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback, is a non-invasive method by which the brain is trained to better self-regulate. We see clients of all ages who seek to improve their brain self-regulation. At Rose City Therapeutics, we are fairly unique in the neurofeedback field in that many of our clients are children, many of whom fall along the autism spectrum and/or show symptoms of ADD/ADHD. Additionally, we also help clients alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, memory loss, chronic pain, seizures, headaches/migraines, sleep disorders, addictions, etc.

*ROSSIGNOL MEDICAL CENTER

The Rossignol Medical Center is comprised of a team of dedicated and experienced medical professionals. The center treats patients with autism and other developmental issues, including genetic syndromes and ADHD. Along with a devoted staff, the medical specialists include: Dan Rossignol, MD, FAAFP, FMAPS; Lanier Rossignol, BSN FNP-C; Nicole Rincon MS, PA-C; Sandi Kreizenbeck, DNP, FNP; Dane Fliedner, MD MPH FAAP; Salma Ahsan, DO, FMAPS. Offices are in Aliso Viejo, CA, Pleasanton, CA 94588, and Melbourne, FL 32934. Dr. Rossignol has a special interest in autism spectrum disorders, PANS/PANDAS, cerebral palsy, and related neurological and developmental disorders as well as medically complex children and adults. Dr. Rossignol sees patients in both the Florida and Aliso Viejo offices.

*SEIJI'S BRIDGE
*Seiji's Bridge was inspired by the CEO's younger brother, Stefan Seiji. Stefan lives with autism and struggles to verbally communicate his thoughts and needs. Growing up together was really hard for these brothers. They didn't understand how to create meaningful interactions or communicate effectively. In high School, Stefan found interest in music and physical activities. Seiji's Bridge was able to physically take these concepts and create a solution, an invention for these two brothers. The DiscJam was born. The first time Stefan Seiji and his brother used the DiscJam together, they were able to laugh, sing, and dance, in a whole new way, like never before. Seiji's Bridge has created two multi-sensory tools that facilitate more meaningful interactions for these two brothers. These tools are the DiscJam and Eli Ball. At Seiji's Bridge, we solve problems for those with special needs.
*SEQUEL YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES
*Sequel Youth and Family Services is a privately owned company that develops and operates programs for people with behavioral, emotional, or physical challenges. Our mission is to prepare our clients to lead responsible and fulfilling lives by providing mentoring, education, and living support within a safe, structured, dynamic environment - whether on one of our campuses, in the community, or in their own homes.
*THE SHAPE OF BEHAVIOR
*At The Shape of Behavior, we understand how much the little things matter. It is our mission to provide treatment based on empirically validated ABA principles and shape behavior by celebrating small, everyday successes. The Shape provides applied behavior analysis (ABA), health and behavior intervention (HBI), behavior medicine, behavioral services and autism therapy. Not only do we work to help improve the quality of life for the children and families we serve, but we also conduct research in order to support and advance the field of behavior analysis.
*SHERYL YEAGER ART
Sheryl Yeager has autism and she has been making art for over 15 years. She likes to draw animals, birds, trees flowers and anything with bright colors. Through her art she is included and involved with beauty that God has made through nature. This makes her feel happy. Sheryl states, "It is difficult and challenging to live with Ausism. It is neat that I have the ability to express myself in my art."
*SiLAS
SiLAS incorporates video game controllers and headset microphones to control 3D cartoon characters that express emotions. SiLAS allows for better informed teacher and administrator decisions through data-driven instruction. Qualitative teacher feedback can be given on each scene a student records as well as a quantitative measure of how well the student performed in a given lesson with focus on a specific social skill. SiLAS automatically builds graphs from this data so that trends can be seen over time. Silas Solutions is supported by a National Science Foundation SBIR grant.
*SKILLS GLOBAL
*Skills® Global provides an all-in-one solution for creating and implementing comprehensive, tailored treatment plans for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Skills® for Autism integrates more than 30 years of scientific study with the latest online technology, providing a complete and easy-to-use assessment of all developmental skills; customizable, research-based lessons; data-driven progress tracking reports; and specialized tools to aid in behavior intervention, data collection, advanced teaching plans for higher-functioning individuals and more. The Skills® mission is to help as many families affected by autism as possible by providing affordable global access to the highest-quality ABA-based intervention in the world.

*SPECTRUMS MAGAZINE
*Spectrums Magazine was founded in 2012. In 2016, Spectrums Magazine became a program of Autism Empowerment, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Autism Empowerment is devoted to enriching and empowering the lives of youth, adults and families in the autism community. Founded in 2011 in Vancouver, Washington, we serve locally, regionally and nationwide. Everyone on our Board of Directors and in key roles is on the autism spectrum or has autistic family members. Some of our key programs include: Spectrums Magazine, Autism Serves Kids Care Club, Autism and Scouting, Autism Empowerment Radio and our Community Support Network of support groups, social clubs and service activities.
*STEPHEN'S PLACE
*Stephen's Place is a unique, not-for-profit community, specifically designed to provide disabled living solutions for adults with complex language, learning and cognitive disabilities so they may live with meaning and dignity. At Stephen’s Place, residents are given ongoing training to prepare for greater levels of independence. Our team works closely with each resident to encourage growth and success in every way possible. It is our desire to see our residents thrive and we believe our unique, thoughtful programming provides each resident with opportunity to engage with and learn from their families, peers and community partners.
*TRIPS, INC. SPECIAL ADVENTURES
*Trips, Inc. - The foundation of the award-winning Trips Inc. Special Adventures® is special education. Our expertise is evident in our affinity for, and sensitivity to, those with special needs. Trips Inc.™ has over 26 years experience in special needs travel and has provided peak experiences and treasured memories for more than 14,000 travelers from all 50 states. Our innovative organization has earned high praise featured in many newspapers & online articles across the country. Our mission is to provide travel opportunities to people of various abilities in a safe, respectful, and fun atmosphere.
*TWIDDLE
*Twiddles are playful activity/comfort aids that help people of all ages with a range of sensory-related conditions. Soft, safe and washable, Twiddles are designed to keep hands and minds active and engaged, or soothed and calmed. At any age, people with autism need help making the right neurological connection to find the "just-right" zone in their world. Providing comfort or activity as needed, Twiddles assist in organizing tactile, visual and auditory input. With more than 25,000 sold since 1997, Twiddles provide an affordable, drug-free therapeutic alternative.
USAAA TV
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.
*US COLLEGE AUTISM PROJECT

USCAP: US Autism & Asperger Association, through the US CAP initiative, has created 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.

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