Electricity's in the air!  Can you feel it?  The AO/GR conference is only a
week away!

Be sure to check out the
program guide to map out which of the over
130 presentations you don't want to miss!  One of our favorite features on
the list of presenters is the ability to download the handouts from many of
them.

It's a "one stop shop" like no other.  And while the opportunity to meet your
favorite speakers is somewhat surreal, there's an even more important
reason to attend... parent networking!

Finding new friends with similar life situations can be such a challenge
when your child has autism.  But not at the conference.  Everywhere you
look, there's someone hoping to chat who shares your story.

UPDATE ON THE CAMELS...

There will indeed be live Camels, Mother and baby in the parking
lot at the Westin Hotel!

The below schedule is from Marlin of www.camelmilkassociation.org

Presentation topics:

May 25 and 26th:  9 am, 12 pm, 3 pm

Farmers will be available to talk to the public and show the camels at any
time from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM the 25th
and from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on the 26th

Topics (both days):

9 AM:
About Camels 101

12 PM: Camel Husbandry on private farms as dairy animals and the
milking and milk handling process

3 PM: Farmers Perspective on the milk and membership relations

EVERY PRESENTATION will feature a Live Mother and baby camel
and be followed by questions and answers.

Don't miss this unique opportunity!

                     

Our tentative schedule is as follows...

Please note: We can't be everywhere at once, if a presentation is not on
this list, that is not at all a reflection on it!!  Please see the
entire schedule
for hundreds of additional talks and also refer to it for explanations and
handouts for some of these!


THURSDAY, May 24th

1:00pm - 5:00 pm
FEATURED SPEAKER: Fermentation Basics
Sandor Ellix Katz

2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Neurological Abnormalities in Autism
Richard Frye, MD, PhD

3:00 - 3:55  How to use the local media to influence public opinion & shape
the debate on autism   Rebecca Estepp

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Thyroid Autism Connection
Raphael Kellman, MD

EVENING:  
Generation Rescue Fundraiser at Rockit Bar.


FRIDAY, May 25th

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Hump Back Healing: Nutritional and Medical Benefits of Camel's Milk
Barry Smeltzer, MPAS, PA-C

The Politics of Autism--What's new in 2012?
12:45-1:15 pm

1:30 pm - 2:25 pm
Why Are So Many Children Sick?
Mark Blaxill , MBA -- Ginger Taylor , MS --  Jennifer Larson

1:30 pm - 2:25 pm
The Power of Music: Nature's Gift of Speech to Autism
Harry Schneider, MD

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (REBECCA)
Oxidative Stress, Mitochondrial Hormesis, and Hyperbaric Therapy in
Autism
Kyle Van Dyke, MD

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm  (JAY)
Estate Planning for Special Needs Children – What Parents Need to Know
Thomas Clark, Esq.

4pm - Age of Autism, Year in Review

EVENING:  SPA Night, Karaoke & Auction
 (we donated Camel Milk, come bid!)


SATURDAY,  May 26th

10:30 am - 11:25 am
KEYNOTE: Recovery is Real
Jenny McCarthy

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
KEYNOTE: Targeting Scientists to Protect Government Policies and
Industry Practices
David L. Lewis, PhD

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
PANS : The Disease Formerly Known as PANDAS – a Major and Treatable
Cause of Sudden Functional Regression in the Autistic Spectrum Child
Rosario R. Trifiletti , MD, PhD,  Tami Giles

1:30 pm - 3:55 pm  (partial)
The Anat Baniel Method: Transforming The Lives of Children On The
Autism Spectrum Through Practical Applications of Brain Plasticity
Principles
Anat Baniel

3:00 pm - 3:55 pm
Cerebral Folate Auto-antibodies in Autism: Testing and Treatment
Dan Rossignol, MD, FAAFP

4:00 pm - 4:55 pm
Are Stem Cells the Future of Autism Biomedical Therapies?
Jeff Bradstreet, MD

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The End Game
Andrew Wakefield, MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath

EVENING:  
Fundraiser / Dinner Event


SUNDAY, May 27th

8:00 am - 8:55 am
Inspirational Homeopathy – a Heart Centered Approach to Healing the
Deepest Levels of ASD  Angelica Lemke , ND, CCH,  Pierre Fontaine,
RSHom, CCH

9:00 am - 10:00 am
38 Children Recovered in 20 months: Autism Treatment with MMS
Kerri Rivera

10:30 am - 11:25 am
Fermentation: Fast Steps to Friendly Fecal Flora
Betsy Hicks

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Practical Magic: The Benefits and Realities of Camel Milk Therapy for ASD
Christina Adams, MFA

12:30-1:30
If We'd Known Then, What we know now.  A fresh approach to treating
root causes of autism


Just a few of the presentations we won't be attending, but were at
them last year & they are exceptional:

THURSDAY:

9:00 am - 9:55 am
Redox and Methylation in the Gut, Brain and Immune System. Part I:
General Principles
Richard C. Deth, PhD

1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Redox and Methylation in the Gut, Brain and Immune System: Part II:
Autism-specific Aspects  --  Richard C. Deth, PhD

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Autonomic Nervous System, Hormones, and Stress
Anju Usman, MD

SUNDAY:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Adrenals and a Review of Other Hormones Including Thyroid and Growth
Hormone
Rachel West, DO, FACOP

Please view the Newsletter for more information!