Schedule

This year, we will feature 2 full days plus a Thursday Evening Welcome Event and a Friday Night Meet & Greet Event.

There are 3 tracks all day long, so attendees can customize their day to meet their needs.

Special interest meet ups will be organized at lunchtime.

* Schedule and speakers are subject to change.

Thursday | April, 30, 2020

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6:00pm – 8:00pm

Welcome Reception

Kick off the NAC 2020 with Some Fun and Relaxation

We will be welcoming everyone coming in on Thursday Night with a fun meet up event. Book your room, meet some new people, take a few hours to relax and be ready to go in the morning.

More details to come

Friday | May 1, 2020

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8:00am – 8:15am

Believe Track

Welcome Address

By Honey Rinicella
Event Coordinator

Hope Track

Welcome Address

By Wendy Fournier
NAA President

Achieve Track

Welcome Address

By Pattie Moor
NAA Pennsylvania Volunteer

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8:15am – 9:15am

Believe Track

Leveraging Microbiome

By Dr. Julie Logan

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Hope Track

PANDAS / Lyme Disease
By Dr. Lindsey Wells

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Achieve Track

Understanding Assessments

By: To be Announced

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9:15am – 10:15am

Believe Track

Microbiota Transplant for Autism

By Dr. Jim Adams

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Hope Track

Nonspeakers Are Speaking Up!: Spelling to Commuicate panel presentation

By Elizabeth Vosseller, M.A., Tom Foti, Emily Pinto and A Panel of Non-speakers

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Achieve Track

Puberty: Surviving Teens, Hormones & Rage

By Dr. Anju Usman

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10:15am – 11:00am

All Tracks

AM Snacks, Coffee and Exhibitor Viewing

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11:00am – 12:00pm

Believe Track

Keynote Address: Create Your Best Life

By Chantal Sicile-Kira

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Creating Your Best Life
Once described by NPR as “Chief strategist and leader of the troops” when it came to raising and educating her son, Chantal Sicile-Kira shares how she successfully changed the prognosis given to her son Jeremy when he was first diagnosed at age three with autism: life in an institution. Thirty-one years later and now an award-winning artist, Jeremy is living a productive life of his own choosing, with needed supports. Chantal shares tips on how to plant the seeds for fostering important life skills at any age and any ability level; skills such as forming relationships, becoming a self-advocate, and living a self-determined life. By focusing on your child’s strengths and cultivating their interests, life-changing gifts can be uncovered; affirming that “not like the others” means being different, but not less.

 

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12:00pm – 1:00pm

All Tracks

Lunch

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1:00pm – 2:00pm

Believe Track

Amygdala, Fear and Inflammation: The fateful triangle in autism

By Dr. T.C. Theoharides

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Hope Track

Identifying Treatable Issues Within ASD

By Dr. Michael Montico

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Achieve Track

Understanding and Utilizing the VBMAPP & ABBLS to Help Your Child Reach Their Full Potential

By Heidi Light-Giglio, BCBA

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2:00pm – 3:00pm

Believe Track

Advanced Diet Strategies and Micronutrient Testing

By Vicki Kobliner. MS, RDN

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Hope Track

Diet Tips and Top 10 Treatments for ASD

By Dr. Dane Fliedner

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Achieve Track

Financial Planning

By Pat Bergmaier CFP, ChSNC

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3:00pm – 3:45pm

All Tracks

PM Snacks, Coffee and Exhibitor Viewing

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3:45pm – 4:45pm

Believe Track

Seizures in ASD

By Dr. Dan Rossignol

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Hope Track

Lyme: What you need to know to regain health

By Dr. Nancy O’hara

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Achieve Track

Social Capital

By Bev Weinberg

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4:45pm – 5:30pm

Believe Track

Genetics within Autism

By Dr. Richard Boles

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Hope Track

RPM: Creating ways to achieve communication

By Meg Murphy

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Achieve Track

Our Journey Out of Autism: A mother’s story

By Lori Knowles

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Unsure if you should consider biomedical approaches in treating autism?  Are you confused about where and how to get started?  Lori’s presentation is designed for those new to the biomedical approach and for those seeking an easy to understand overview of some of the most important biomedical treatments.  She will include an overview of the most important treatments including dietary intervention, yeast treatments, nutritional supplements, detoxification, and other alternative treatments that helped contribute to her son’s recovery.  This is a practical and parent friendly presentation that will inspire and give you hope.  Share in Daniel’s progress through his mother’s account, pictures and video segments.

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5:30pm

Wrap Up

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7:00pm – 9:00pm

Piano Bar

Meet & Greet 

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Saturday | May 2, 2020

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8:00am – 8:15am

Believe Track

Welcome Address

By Honey Rinicella
Event Coordinator

Hope Track

Welcome Address

By Wendy Fournier 
NAA President

Achieve Track

Welcome Address

By Pattie Moor
NAA Pennsylvania Volunteer

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8:15am – 9:15am

Believe Track

Allergy, Asthma, Eczema & MCA in Integrative Medicine
By Michael W. Elice, M.D.

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Hope Track

Mold, Hidden Cause of Illness

By Dr. Julie Logan

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Achieve Track

SSI Funding

By Holly Bortfeld

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9:15am – 10:15am

Believe Track

Improving Language in Apraxia and Additional Speech Disorders

By Dr. Anju Usman

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Hope Track

HBOT and Healing

By Shannon Kenitz and Dr. Jason Sonners

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Achieve Track

A Full Life with Autism

By Chantal Sicile-Kira

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10:15am – 11:00am

All Tracks

AM Snacks, Coffee and Exhibitor Viewing

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11:00am – 12:00pm

Believe Track

Changing the Narrative on Autism: How nonspeakers have informed us

By Elizabeth Vosseller, M.A.

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12:00pm – 1:00pm

All Tracks

Lunch

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1:00pm – 2:00pm

Believe Track

CBD for Seizures and Autism

By Dr. Richard Elice

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Hope Track

Environmental Issues within ASD

By Dr. David Dornfeld

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Achieve Track

Life After School

By Dr. Kerry Margo

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2:00pm – 3:00pm

Believe Track

Identifying and Treating Mito in Autism

By Dr. Dan Rossignol

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Hope Track

Stress and Toxicity: How they correlate and practical solutions to improve your child’s health

By Dr. Lindsey Wells

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Achieve Track

Post Secondary Parenting, Life Skills and Beyond

By Holly Bortfeld

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3:00pm – 3:45pm

All Tracks

PM Snacks, Coffee and Exhibitor Viewing

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3:45pm – 4:45pm

Believe Track

POTS/PANS: Perspective from an affected individual

By Dr. Nancy O’hara

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Hope Track

Social Cognition

By Lynn Medley

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Achieve Track

Guardianship vs POA Leslie

By Lesley M. Mehalick, J.D., LL.M.

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4:45pm – 5:15pm

Believe Track

Question and Answer

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5:15pm

Wrap Up