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Friday - October 20

Track I Track II Track III
7:00-8:00am Registration - Hilton Conference Center Lower Level
8:00 - 8:55am Beginning Biomedical Treaments
Julie Buckley, MD
Advanced Diet: Discerning the Best Diet for your Child
Anju Usman, MD
What is An Appropriately Ambitious IEP?
Tim Adams, Esq
9:00-10:00am Navigating the Maze of Nutritional Supplements
Lori Knowles-Jimenez
Advanced GI Issues and Treatments
Arthur Krigsman, MD
The ABLE Act, CalABLE and Special Needs Trusts
Elizabeth McCoy, Esq
10:00-10:45am Break and Vendor Viewing
10:45-11:45am Beginning GI Issues and Treatments
Arthur Krigsman, MD
The Suramin Clinical Trial: The Story of a New Idea About Autism
Robert K. Naviaux, MD
Supporting AAC: An overview of AAC, Facilitated Communication Training, and Rapid Prompt Method
Darlene Hanson MA, CCC-SP and Katie Anawalt, MS CCC-SLP
11:45am - 1:00pm Cash/Carry Lunch is offered at a discounted rate for conference attendees at the Hilton Orange County Hotel - Vendor Viewing
12:30-1:15pm LUNCH AND LEARN - HOUSTON ENZYMES: How to Plan a Personalized Enzyme Protocol
1:30 - 2:25pm Necessary Lab Testing for Every Person With Autism
William Shaw, PhD
Autism and Seizures
Richard Frye, MD
The Imagery-Language Connection in Autism: Improving Comprehension and Changing Brain Function
Tia Jones
2:30 - 3:25pm Managing Challenging Behaviors
Lauren Lloyd, MS, BCBA
Demystifying Detoxification
Tracy Fritz, MD
Trauma among Special Needs Families: Hope for Healing and Improved Quality of Life
Mary Joann Lang, RN, PhD, ABPN, BCBA-D
3:30 - 4:00pm Break and Vendor Viewing
4:00 - 5:00pm Keynote - Lisa Ackerman
5:00 - 7:00pm Break
7:00 - 9:00pm Coffee Talk

 

Saturday - October 21

Track I Track II Track III
7:00-8:00am Morning Power Hour - YOGA, Mentor Coffee Talk, Beauty Society Make-up Sessions & Vendor Viewing
8:00 - 8:55am Integrating Neurological and Behavioral Therapies to Accelerate Brain Development
Suzanne Goh, MD
Brain Fires in Autism: Mast Cells Microglia and Brain Inflammation
Theo Theoharides, MD
Mastering the Gluten, Casein and Soy Free Diet
Sue Swanson
9:00-10:00am Teen Troubles: Surviving Puberty and Transitional To Adulthood
Julie Buckley, MD
New Research Findings and Treatment Implications
Dan Rossignol, MD
The Role of Enzymes in Autism, Gut Issues and Food Intolerances
Devin Houston, PhD
10:00-10:45am Break and Vendor Viewing
10:45-12:00pm Keynote: Erin Brockovich
12:00pm - 1:30pm Cash/Carry Lunch is offered at a discounted rate for conference attendees at the Hilton Orange County Hotel - Vendor Viewing
12:00-1:00pm Autograph and photo opportunity with Erin Brockovich
1:30 - 2:25pm Brain Chemistry Genetics: Hacking Your 23andme
Jared Skowron, ND
Mitochondria and Cerebral Folate Issues in Autism
Richard Frye, MD
Unlocking Autism with Neurologic Music Therapy
Jamie George, MM, LPMT, MT-BC
2:30 - 3:25pm Utilizing Clinical Nutrigenomics (SNP's) for Methylation, Oxidation and Detoxification Support
Anju Usman, MD
Low Dose Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Autism
Darin Ingels, ND
Beginner IEP: Understanding Goal Writing
Mark Woodsmall, Esq
3:30 - 4:00pm Break and Vendor Viewing
4:00 - 5:00pm Treating Anxiety and Aggression with Evidence Based Medicine
Lanier Rossignol, FNP-C
PANS and Lyme Disease in ASD
Tracy Fritz, MD
Caregivers: Stress and Burnout - Learning Tips and Tools for Taking Care of YOU
Kristin Selby Gonzales,
President, Autism Hope Alliance
5:00 - 7:00pm Break
7:00 - 9:00pm Physician's Panel - Up to Age 10 Physician's Panel - Age 10 and Above

 

Sunday - October 22

Track I Track II Track III
7:00-8:00am Registration - Hilton Conference Center Lower Level
8:00 - 8:55am Optimizing Your Child's Speech using Evidence Based Medicine
Dane Fleidner, MD
Stress, Brain Inflamation and Brain Fog in Autism
Theo Theoharides, MD
Teaching Executive Functioning Skills
Denise Eckman, PsyD
9:00-10:00am Common Testing and Treatments for Newly Diagnosed Patients with Autism
Nicole Rincon, MS
SPECT Scan and Autism Study
Daniel Amen, MD
Getting to the Heart of Growth: Building the Foundations for Successful Relationships One Step at a Time
Brooke Wagner, MA RDI Certified Consultant and Jackie Zaldua, MA , BCBA, RDI Certified Consultant
10:00-10:30am Break and Vendor Viewing
10:30-11:25am Vaccine Update: Will Mandatory Laws Get Worse? Can You Do Anything To Stop Them?
Bob Sears, MD
Cutting Edge Treatments
Karima Hirani, MD, MPH
Autism Workforce: A Program for Companies to Assure Success
David Geslak, BS, ACSM EP-C, CSCS
11:30-12:45pm Keynote: How the Human Microbiome Modulates the Gut-Brain Connection in ASD - Dr. Sarkis Mazmanian
12:45pm - 1:15pm TACA's Take Home Tips

Conference Schedule is Subject to Change