May 14, 2007

Autism One Conference Updates

Anybody going to Autism One?

If so, find me and say howdy. I will be the one in the back with the laptop that looks like this:

The Autism One 2007 Conference

May 23-27, 2007
Rosemont, Illinois

Dear Friends and Colleagues -

We are tremendously excited to bring you the live, on demand webcast of Autism One’s 2007 Biomedical Treatments.

In addition, two pre-conference days, Culinary Health on Wednesday, May 23 and Law Day, Thursday, May 24, will be webcast for live online viewing.

Working to fit your schedule and individual needs:
• You can register before, during, or after the conference to view the webcast.
• You can view all or part of the webcast as many times as you’d like.
• After the live webcast, beginning 7 days post-conference, the presentations will be available for 15 days of online access.
• Handout materials for the presentations will also be available to download.
• In the comfort of your home or office, you will be able to pause presentations and resume viewing at your convenience.

For more information or to register for the live on-demand webcast, please visit SMUG/ZEN Productions at
Webcast Biomedical Treatments Presentations Friday, May 25
8:00 am - 8:50 Mark Blaxill, MBA Why Are So Many Children Sick?
9:00 am - 9:50 Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet Advanced Biomedical Treatments Using New Biomarkers
10:30 am - 11:20 Dr. Boyd Haley Mercury Toxicity and its Relationship to Neurological Diseases
11:30 am - 12:20 Dr. Liz Mumper Vicious cycles in autism; opportunities for interventions
1:30 pm - 2:20 Dr. Woody McGinnis Update: Oxidative Stress in Autism
2:30 pm - 3:20 Dr. Manuel Casanova What is Wrong in the Brain of Patients with Autism and How can We Improve It
3:45 pm - 4:35 Dr. William Walsh Oxidative Stress and Autism: A Roadmap for Effective Treatment
4:45 pm - 5:35 Dr. Rashid Buttar Beyond Mercury and Chelation - The Buttar Brain Recovery Protocol

Saturday, May 26
7:00 am - 7:50 Keynote Address: Dr. Martha Herbert Next steps with the new autism paradigm: science, infrastructure and horizons
8:00 am - 8:50 Dr. Robert Nataf Biomarkers for Heavy metal Toxicity , Inflammation and oxidative stress in Autism
9:00 am - 9:50 Dr. Andrew Wakefield The Emerging Pathogenesis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder
10:30 am - 11:20 Dr. Sue Swedo NIH-Funded Research on Autism: Challenges, Achievements and Next Steps
11:30 am - 12:20 Dr. Dan Rossignol Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Autism
1:30 pm - 2:20 Dr. Jim Adams Mercury, Chelation, and Autism
2:30 pm - 3:20 Dr. Richard Deth How Genetic and Environmental Factors Conspire to Cause Autism
3:45 pm - 4:35 Dr. Mark & David Geier The Rapid, Safe, and Highly Effective Treatment of Autism Specrum Disorders Which Now Have Been Proven To Be Forms of Mercury Poisoning
4:45 pm - 5:35 Dr. Michael Uzsler Brain Spect scanning - How it makes a difference in Autism

Sunday, May 27
8:00 am - 8:50 Dr. James Neubrander Lights, Cameras, Action - Methyl-B12 Returns to the Spotlight for Treating Children on the Autistic Spectrum
9:00 am - 9:50 Dr. James Neubrander Clinical Responses of Over 15,000 Hours of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Children on the Autistic Spectrum
10:30 am - 11:20 Dr. Arthur Krigsman A Practical Approach to Common Gastrointestinal Problems seen in Children with ASD
12:30 pm - 1:20 Tracy Zieman & Sonja Hintz A Battle Within Our Children: The Impact of bacteria, viruses, and parasites
1:30 pm - 2:20 Dr. Phil DeMio Hot Topics in Biomedical Treatments
2:30 pm - 3:20 Dr. Mayer Eisenstein Is There a Connection Between Autism and Childhood Vaccines?"

There are a number of very exciting options available to help meet your needs. Please visit SMUG/ZEN Productions to learn more about all of the options, including a short video to see how it all works.
A Word About SMUG/ZEN Productions
Steve Janak, the founder of SMUG/ZEN and his crew, has been videotaping Autism One presentations, making them available on DVDs for the previous two years.
Steve is doing it for the right reasons. He has a sister with special needs. Steve’s mother, Laurette Janak, is presenting at Family Health Day and during the main conference. Laurette has played a fundamental role moving the community forward by lending her knowledge to many of the notable scientific autism research projects.
A primary consideration is keeping costs to the minimum. The inconvenience of geography is all the more reason to provide affordable information to as many as possible. Thank you for doing a great job, Steve.
Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas. Thank you.
My Best,
Ed Arranga

Performing during dinner and dancing Saturday evening and throughout the weekend:

"Special Musicians"
The Special Musicians are a group of youths and young adults with developmental disabilities. Joe Yost, a music instructor for the Chicago Park District conceptualized this project. They have been seen on WGN, PBS and other news stations, and have been featured in articles in several newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times.

"The Naturals"
Craig Christiansen, Dan Massey, Terry Bracey and Maurice Snell will be the main support for the band with assistance from various children. Maurice, Terry and most of the children participating have autism. Terry the lead singer is the Ambassador for Adults with Autism for Easter Seals.

"Rock Candy"
Bob's Band!! Robert & Sandy Waters have been seen on NBC, WGN and other news stations. They have been featured in articles in several newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. Also, they will soon appear in a Special on PBS in June 2007! They are the writers/performers of the internationally acclaimed Autism Awareness Song "Faith, Love & Hope ," hosts of "The Candy Store" on Autism One Radio, and headlining the Arts Festival and serving as Autism One’s Arts Ambassadors. "Thank you" to Bob and Sandy for organizing the Autism One concert!

Eric (guitar), Enrique (vocals), Jason (guitar), Kyle (bass), Drew (drums) They Rock!! And what's even better -- they support children with autism. They are the opening act for "Static-X" and are the winners of the Batavia, Illinois Battle of the Bands!

Autism One extends a big "Thank you!" to these bands for donating their performances!

Special note:
A proclamation was presented to Robert and Sandy Waters by long-time Rosemont, Illinois Mayor "The Honorable Donald E. Stephens." Mayor Stephens commended the Waters family on their efforts to increase autism awareness around the world. Mayor Stephens further proclaimed May 25-27 Autism Awareness Days in Rosemont in honor of the Autism One Conference being held in Rosemont, Illinois. "Thank you" to the town of Rosemont and the mayor for this high honor. Read the entire proclamation here.

1 comment:

Maddy said...

I think probably 'in my dreams' is probably about as close as I'm likely to get to any conference.