US AUTISM & ASPERGER ASSOCIATION ANNUAL WORLD CONFERENCE

SCHEDULE AND PRESENTATIONS - AUGUST 25 - 27, 2017

The conference features keynote presentations, panel presentations, and breakout sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For additional information and group registration, call 1-888-9AUTISM. Pre-registration is highly recommended to ensure your space. The Exhibit Hall is open during the entire conference.

CONFERENCE IS OPEN TO ALL

Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Self-Advocates, and anyone who wants to learn more about Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and related disorders are welcome to attend.

ATTEND ANY SESSION

Attendees may attend any presentation.

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

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SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Due to circumstances beyond the conference committee's control, the schedule may be subject to change. In the 11 annual conferences that USAAA has hosted, only 4 people have been unable to attend due to illness.

QUOTE FROM STEPHEN M. SHORE, EdD, PRESENTER AND SELF-ADVOCATE

"Our goal should be to help persons with autism, Asperger Syndrome and other related disorders understand and use their strengths to work around any presenting challenges so they, just like everyone else, has an equal chance at living a fulfilling and productive life."

THE US AUTISM & ASPERGER ASSOCIATION 12TH ANNUAL WORLD CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
 
7:00am - 5:30pm

Registration and Expo Open

 

MT. HOOD BALLROOM

8:00am - 8:15am

Welcome by *L. P. Kaplan, PhD

8:15am - 9:30am

**Temple Grandin, PhD - KEYNOTE
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF MY BRAIN, and a special" 1 on 1" with Temple Grandin

9:30am - 10:00am

Break and Expo, and Book Signing

 

MT. HOOD BALLROOM

MT. ADAMS

10:00am - 11:00am

Kurt Woeller, DO
AUTISM AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE: A Roadmap For Testing and Treatment

Vicki Clarke, MS, CCC-SLP
ACHIEVING COMMUNICATION: Evaluation of Early Communication Skills and Functional Goal Setting

   
11:00am - 12:00pm

*William Shaw, PhD
TOXIC CHEMICAL EXPOSURE IN AUTISM

**Raun Kaufman
AUTISM BREAKTHROUGH: The Groundbreaking Method

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Break, Lunch on your own, Expo

1:00pm - 2:00pm

*Phillip C. DeMio, MD
HOW CAN DOCTORS SUPPORT PATIENTS WITH AUTISM?

Marlo Payne Thurman, PhD
KEY POINTS TO SETTING UP A CLASSROOM (school and home)

   
2:00pm - 3:00pm

*Lori Knowles-Jimenez
THE JOURNEY TO WELLNESS: Nutritionals and Supplementation

**Michael McManmon, EdD
JOB READINESS FOR STUDENTS WITH ASD IN TRANSITION: A Toolkit for Educators, Professionals and Parents

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Break and Expo, and Book Signing

 

MT. HOOD BALLROOM

3:30pm - 5:00pm

PANEL: SELF-ADVOCACY
Challenges Throughout the Lifespan

**Alix Generous
**Temple Grandin, PhD
**Michael McManmon, EdD
**Stephen M. Shore, EdD
Additional self-advocates my be invited to join the panel

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017

7:00am - 5:30pm

Registration and Expo Open

 

MT. HOOD BALLROOM

8:10am

Welcome

8:00am - 9:00am

Introducing **Alix Generous
THINKING BIG - How To Harness Autism To Tackle The Complex Problems

9:00am - 9:30am

Break and Expo, and Book Signing

 

MT. HOOD BALLROOM

MT. ADAMS

9:30am - 10:30am

**Stephen M. Shore, EdD
UNDERSTANDING THE "HIDDEN CURRICULUM including
Teaching Social Interaction and Taking a Strength-Based Approach

Vicki Clarke, MS, CCC-SLP
A VOICE FOR EVERYONE - Selecting Appropriate Augmentative Communication (AAC) Methods for Nonverbal Children

   
10:30am - 11:30am

Marlo Payne Thurman, PhD
GROUNDBREAKING STUDY: THE THEORY OF SENSORY-COGNITIVE DIFFERENCE - It’s an eight lane super-highway: Insights across the Spectrum

Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD
CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS including Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal Ideation


11:30am - 12:30pm

Break, Lunch on your own, Expo

12:30pm - 1:30pm

*Harold "Hackie" Reitman, MD
ASPERTOOLS: UNDERSTANDING ASPERGER'S, AUTISM AND NEURODIVERSITY

Gil Tippy, PsyD
CONNECTING WITH STUDENTS: Bringing DIR/Floortime Into Your Classrooms

   
1:30pm - 2:30pm

*Dan Rossignol, MD
MITOCHONDRIAL DYSFUNCTION and other metabolic abnormalities

James W. Partington, PhD, BCBA
UNDERSTANDING AND CHANGING CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS - And Teaching Language Skills During Daily Activities

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Break and Expo, and Book Signing

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Paul Thomas, MD
INTEGRATIVE AND FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE: Options From Traditional and Complementary Medicine

*Kristin Selby Gonzalez 
CAREGIVERS: STRESS AND BURNOUT - Learn Tips and Tools for taking care of YOU

   
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Alexander J. Ring
EEG-EKG GUIDED BRAIN STIMULATION IN AUTISM

Julie Matthews, CNC
FOOD AND NUTRITION MATTER

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017

7:00am - 5:00pm

Registration and Expo Open

 

MT. HOOD BALLROOM

8:15am - 8:30am

Welcome

8:30am - 10:00am

PANEL: THE DOCTORS AND RESEARCHERS
*Phillip C. DeMio, MD
Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD
*Harold "Hackie" Reitman, MD
*Dan Rossignol, MD
Paul Thomas, MD
*William Shaw, PhD
Kurt Woeller, MD

The panelists presenting in this workshop discuss the most frequently asked questions associated with medicine, research, and interventions. They will review medical cutting edge interventions and treatments as well as cutting edge research. Each panelist will provide a take away message with regards to their area of specialty.

10:00am - 10:30am

Break and Expo

10:30am - 11:30am

PANEL: THE SIBLINGS
*Panelists, TBD

The siblings of individuals on the autism spectrum will share their experiences and answer questions. Siblings of children with autism carry the burden of extra responsibility and worry about their future. They also develop compassion and family love. Autism creates an enormous responsibility on siblings, according to educators, therapists and a dozen scientific studies. Children affected by autism can have raging tantrums, which can be frightening or embarrassing to siblings.

   
11:30am - 12:30pm

PANEL: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
*Phillip C. DeMio, MD
*Kristin Selby Gonzalez
*Lori Knowles-Jimenez  
*Karen Krejcha
*Tobi Rates
*William Shaw, PhD
*Theresa Wrangham


Leading autism experts who are parents of children with autism and professionals will share in their personal experiences in the areas of medical/biomedical treatments, behavioral/developmental interventions, diet and nutritional interventions, advocacy, adjunct therapies, family issues, special needs trusts, IEPs, and much more. Some questions from attendees my be addressed during this final session. Q&A

12:30pm

CONFERENCE CONCLUDES