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(Schedule is subject to change without prior notice)

7:00 - 8:00 Registration/ Vendor Viewing
8:00 - 8:55The Gluten and Casein Free Diet for Individuals with Autism
with Darin Ingels, ND
Treating Autism: Top 10 Treatments, but Where Do I Start?
with Jared Skowron, ND
First Time Conference Attendee?: Making the most of the TACA conference and all it has to offer to maximize success
with Lisa Ackerman
Smart Transition IEPS for Teens
with Christy Calbos, Esq
9:00 - 10:00 Beginning Biomed
with Salma Ahsan, DO, FMAPS
Primitive Reflexes
with Erica Basso, DC
Practical and Fun Ways to Teach Your Child Social Skills
with Janice Kern
Balancing Dreams with Supports…Critical Conversations
with Stacey Ramirez
10:00 - 10:45Break and Vendor Viewing
10:45 - 11:45Recognizing Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Poorly Communicative Children with Autism
Arthur Krigsman, MD
Functional Neuroimaging and Autism
with Muneer Ali, DO
A Review of Noninvasive Neuromodulation and its Effectiveness in Autism Spectrum Disorders
with Sandy Lee, MD and Alexander Ring, BS
Creating an Individualized Approach to Vocational Skills Training
with Marla Mann, M.ED., CCC-SLP and Thomas Parker, LPC
11:45 - 1:15Cash/Carry Lunch is offered at a discounted rate for conference attendees/Vendor Viewing
12:30-1:00Lunch and Learn with Julie Buckley, MD
My Experience with This Footbath: From Zero To Hero
1:15 - 2:10Mito and Autism
with Fran Kendall, MD
Latest Research Updates in Autism
with Dan Rossignol, MD
Understanding and Improving Behaviors Panel
with Tyler Lewis, Alison Hamilton, LCSW-C and Whitney McCarthy, BCBA
Social Security Disability
with Anjel Burgess, Esq
2:15 - 3:15Autism and Anxiety
with Julie Buckley, MD
Tough Cases: Options To Consider When You Have Done Everything
with Elizabeth Mumper, MD
Sensory Processing
with Sara Weirich, MS, OTR/L
Guardianship: Alternatives, What to Consider, and How To Do It
with DJ Jeyaram, Esq
3:15 - 4:00 Break and Vendor Viewing
4:00 - 5:00 ASD and Autoimmunity: Deciphering Th1, Th2, and Th17 Dominance in Your Child
with Maia Walton, MD and Monica Scales, PhD, FMCHC
Common GI Diagnoses Found in Children with Autism
with Arthur Krigsman, MD
Presuming Competence and Providing Tools for Struggling Communicators Panel: Vanessa Surprise, Michelle DelRosario, Johna Sommer and Lea Googe Tips to Prepare for Transitioning to Adulthood:
What do parents of pre-teens and teenagers need to know before it’s too late?
with Debbie Dobbs, MS
5:00 - 7:00 Break
7:00 - 8:30 Physicians Panel
with Dan Rossignol, MD, Darin Ingels, ND, Julie Buckley, MD and Jared Skowron, ND

7:00 - 8:00 Registration/ Vendor Viewing
8:00 - 8:55Seizures and Autism
with Dan Rossignol, MD
How to Identify and Address the Four Primary Toxins Keeping Our Kids Sick
with Tyler Lewis
Vision Development and Autism
with Nadira Shadeed, OD, FCOVD and
Developing Friendships Beyond High School
with Jackie Moore
9:00 - 10:00Medical Comorbidities Associated with Autism
with Dane Fliedner, MD, MPH
All About Speech
with Jerry J Kartzinel, MD FAAP
Autism and Apraxia
with Meredith White, MED CCC-SLP, COM
Functional Life Skills: Optimizing Independence Among Young Adults
with West Green, MSOT, OTR/L and Stephanie Burn, M.S., OTR/L
10:00 -10:45Break and Vendor Viewing
10:45 - 11:45A Story of Recovery from Autism
with Karen Harum, MD, FAAP, Nicole Hammonds, LCSW
Challenging Behaviors: Too Angry? Too Anxious? Top 5 Ways to Help Your Child Be Happier
with Jared Skowron, ND
Narratives for Conversation
with Janice Guice, MA, CCC-SLP
The Autism Journey: Transition from Middle to High School to College: A Journey So Far
with Lisa Ackerman
11:45 - 1:15Cash/Carry Lunch is offered at a discounted rate for conference attendees/Vendor Viewing
12:30-1:00Lunch and Learn:
Mentor Meetup
1:15 - 2:10Low Dose Immunotherapy: A Novel Treatment for Autism, PANS and Autoimmune Diseases
with Darin Ingels, ND
Primer on Cannabinoids in Autism
with Dane Fliedner, MD, MPH
Identifying and Managing Behavior Problems and the School Discipline Process
with Debbie Dobbs, MS
Bigger Kids, Bigger Problems
with Jerry Kartzinel, MD
2:15 - 3:15The Powerful Brain Health-Promoting Phytonutrient Sulforaphane: An Approach to Combating Oxidative Stress and Cell Damage
with Chris D'Adamo, PhD
Stress and Toxicity: How They Correlate and Practical Solutions to Improve Your Child's Health
with Lindsey Wells, ND
Special Needs Estate Planning:
A Complete Common Sense Approach
with DJ Jeyaram, Esq
Biomedical Issues From An Autistic Perspective: How Do We Experience Them?
with James Williams
3:15 - 4:00 Break and Vendor Viewing
4:00 - 5:00 PANDAS/PANS
with Lindsey Wells, ND
Nutrition in Autism as Informed by the Latest Science
with Richard G. Boles, MD
How To Be Your Child's Best IEP Advocate
with Christy Calbos, Esq
Autism Stress: Strategies for Taking Care of You
with Moira Giammatteo
6:30 - 8:00Dare to Dream Dinner
with Ethan Suda and Julie Buckley, MD

7:30 - 8:00 Registration/ Vendor Viewing
8:00 - 8:30Complimentary Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:30Break and Vendor Viewing
10:30-11:30 Power of Progress Professional Panel
11:30 - 12:15 TACA Take Home Tips
with Lisa Ackerman