Dr. Nancy O'Hara will be speaking on Sunday. Dr. O'Hara is one of the best speakers on biomedical intervention for children. Her comprehensive lecture "Autism from A Zinc" explains in detail many of the different biomedical problems that children with autism can have and how treating these underlying issues can often resolve many of the problems they face.
"Raising Temple Grandin" author, Eustacia Culter, who raised her daughter Temple Grandin in the 1950's will speak on Saturday about her experience and what she has learned in her journey to help her daughter succeed in the world. Temple Grandin is a Doctor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and a bestselling author who has made her life with Autism a strength instead of a weakness. In large part, Temple Grandin has been able to do this because of the relentless efforts of her mother, Eustacia, who saw her uniqueness as a gift and channeled it so that Temple could become a successful high-functioning adult with autism. I heard Temple speak last year and her mother really did a phenomenol job raising her to be the person she is today.
Other conference highlights include:
• James Adams, Ph.d. speaking about Nutritional Problems in Children with Autism: Assessment and Treatment
• Geri Brewster, a nutritionist who has spend 20 years helping children and adults use nutrition to tap into their own innate ability to heal. (Geri Brewster is actually Our Gluten Free Family's nutritionist after an extensive--and expensive--search of all nutritionists in the tri state area.)
• Christina Peck, who worked in medical billing and wrote the book "Blessed with Autism" will speak about the innovative ways she discovered to receive reimbursement for therapies.
West Side. In addition to the speakers, there will be exhibitors there. Last year Everybody Eats
The conference will be held at the Stephen Gaynor School at 148 West 90th Street on the Upper was there with yummy gluten free food and Autism Research Institute had all their best books for sale. Of course, the NAA-NYC will have a table and be able to answer any questions about their parent mentoring program and meetings. I know that the Hollowell Center, which specializes in ADD will be there. Kelly Montross who uses neurofeedback in her practice to help people who suffer from ADD and mood problems will be there to explain this non-drug treatment option to parents.
What To Feed Your Kids is on the board of the NAA-NYChapter and is trying to help get the word out about this important conference to parents who might benefit. The donated ticket is courtesy of Autism Conferences of America.
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