An in depth discussion on the varous Biomedical Treatments of ASD given by Dr. DeMio the top 2011 of the year award by autism community. The discussion will include Hyperbaric treatments, biomedical treatments and Far Infrared treatments. Continue reading
There are so many people who tell us so many things about what we ought to do or ought not to do for our children with autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This talk will sort through how we decide what we do for our children, and includes discussion of current important concepts of Evidence Based Medicine to help families demand real informed consent and have real parental choice in selecting interventions for their children with ASDs. Continue reading
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Students on the autism spectrum and those with behavioral challenges often present with difficulty regulating their feelings and interacting socially. This workshop describes how to handle meltdowns and design effective behavior plans to prevent these moments and reduce frustration and anxiety. The presentation also details strategies to motivate students to learn, ways to teach social skills, how to generalize skills into the natural setting and increase acceptance and tolerance from peers Continue reading
This motivational and practical presentation provides parents the opportunity to explore the feelings that are inherent to having a child with an autism spectrum disorder, and gives practical and positive strategies for attitude adjustment. Challenging the notion of a ‘grief cycle’ and the loss of expectations; personal beliefs about disability and today’s society’s striving for perfection; and how to begin to develop positive relationships with service providers and school districts are areas that are explored Chantal’s presentation leaves parents charged and empowered to move forward with their lives. Continue reading
While there continues to be some disagreement, a body of literature is emerging that articulates evidence-based practices. Many of these are practices that are commonly used in schools, however, may not be used correctly or with fidelity. This session will provide practical information about evidence-based practices that can be used in school settings. Continue reading
Medications cannot take the place of a comprehensive program, but they might help reduce some symptoms and allow a good plan to be more successful. This talk will cover some major classes of medications used to help a broad range of symptoms common in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Continue reading
Date: April 10, 2011 Time: 3:00pm Pacific Time Topic: Advocacy Speaker: Areva Martin Description: Description coming soon.
Autism’s greatest secret is that those with autism can get better, and even fully recover from the disorder; their physical and cognitive health can improve when specialized attention is given to the foods they consume. Children with autism typically have food sensitivities that need to be addressed, and their bodies have a difficult time digesting particular substances – so attention to diet is crucial.
Parents and physicians can learn that making strategic/calculated food choices can help children’s bodies heal, and that following a specific healing diet leads to improved health and a reduction of the symptoms of autism. Most people with autism benefit when following a healing diet.
Julie Matthews is an autism nutrition expert, conference educator, and award-winning author who inspires hope and healing. In this presentation you will:
• Understand that autism is whole-body disorder – that body, brain, and behavior are connected
• Realize how food intake affects the symptoms of children with autism
• Know which food omissions and additions are most imperative
• Learn which dietary strategies are effective for autism
• Become empowered to get started on a healing path
This presentation will focus on the importance of physical fitness for the Autism/ASD population, what fitness is, and how to achieve it. There is a great deficit in fitness information for the autism and special needs population. This lecture will dispel misinformation and provide a fresh new look at exercise and physical wellness. Main topics will include; The myth of fitness, Fitness vs. Sports, A new model of Physical Education, Goal planning for short- and long-term success, and using the PAC Profile for optimal results. Continue reading