Schedule

This year, we will feature 2 Full Days plus 2 Fun Evening Events; Welcome Event and 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 POSTPONED

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6:00pm – 9:00pm

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Welcome Reception

Kick off the NAC 2020 with Some Fun and Relaxation. ASA Philly will be hosting a Welcome Reception to kick off the National Autism Conference. Please join us in the Grand Foyer, for lite fare and cash bar as we mingle with fellow parents and speakers.

All are welcome! Book your room, meet some new people, take a few hours to relax and be ready to go in the morning.

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Friday | May 1, 2020 POSTPONED

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8:00am – 8:15am

Believe Track

Welcome Address

By Honey Rinicella
Event Coordinator

Hope Track

Welcome Address

By Beth DiPasquale

Achieve Track

Welcome Address

By Pattie Moor
NAA Pennsylvania Volunteer

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8:15am – 9:15am

Believe Track

Gut On Fire: The role of SIBO, Dysbiosis, and the power of leveraging the microbiome

By Dr. Julie Logan

Hope Track

PANDAS / Lyme Disease
By Dr. Lindsey Wells

Abstract Coming Soon

Achieve Track

Changing the Course of Anxiety, ADHD and Depression Through  Genetics Guidance

By Dr. Richard Boles

Abstract Coming Soon

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9:15am – 10:15am

Believe Track

Microbiota Transplant Therapy (MTT) for Treating Gastrointestinal Problems in Children with ASD

By Dr. James Adams, Ph.D

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

Abstract Coming Soon

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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12:00pm – 1:00pm

Believe Track

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

Abstract Coming Soon

Hope Track

Identifying Treatable Issues Within ASD

By Dr. Michael Montico

Achieve Track

Understanding and Utilizing the VBMAPP & ABLLS-R to Help Your Child Reach Their Full Potential

By Heidi Light-Giglio, BCBA

Abstract Coming Soon

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1:00pm – 2:00pm

All Tracks

Lunch

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2:00pm – 3:00pm

Believe Track

Advanced Diet Strategies and Micronutrient Testing

By Vicki Kobliner. MS, RDN

Hope Track

Diet Tips and Top 10 Treatments for ASD

By Dr. Dane Fliedner

Abstract Coming Soon

Achieve Track

Financial Planning

By Pat Bergmaier CFP, ChSNC

Abstract Coming Soon

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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

Identification and Treatment of Seizures and Seizure-like Activity in Autism

By Dr. Dan Rossignol

Hope Track

Lyme: What you need to know to regain health

By Dr. Nancy O’hara

Abstract Coming Soon

Achieve Track

Empowering Individuals with Disabilities to Lead

By Bev Weinberg

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4:45pm – 5:30pm

Believe Track

Genetics within Autism

By Dr. Richard Boles

Abstract Coming Soon

Hope Track

RPM: Creating ways to achieve communication

By Meg Murphy and Shannon Zish

Abstract Coming Soon

Achieve Track

Our Journey Out of Autism: A mother’s story

By Lori Knowles

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5:30pm

Wrap Up

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6:30pm – 9:30pm

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Meet & Greet Reception:
Mingle with the Speakers and Fellow Attendees

Light Fare & Cash Bar

Saturday | May 2, 2020 POSTPONED

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8:00am – 8:15am

Believe Track

Welcome Address

By Honey Rinicella
Event Coordinator

Hope Track

Welcome Address

By Beth DiPasquale

Achieve Track

Welcome Address

By Pattie Moor
NAA Pennsylvania Volunteer

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8:15am – 9:15am

Believe Track

Amygdala, Fear and Inflammation: The fateful triangle in autism

By Dr. T.C. Theoharides

Abstract Coming Soon

Hope Track

Mycotoxins: The Hidden Cause of Inflammatory Illness

By Dr. Julie Logan

Achieve Track

SSI Funding

By Holly Bortfeld

Abstract Coming Soon

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9:15am – 10:15am

Believe Track

Improving Language in Apraxia and Additional Speech Disorders

By Dr. Anju Usman

Abstract Coming Soon

Hope Track

Hope and Possibilities: Treating Chronic Illness with Hbot

By Shannon Kenitz and Dr. Jason Sonners

Achieve Track

A Full Life with Autism: Making it Happen

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.

Abstract Coming Soon

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12:00pm – 1:00pm

Believe Track

CBD for Seizures and Autism

By Dr. John Gaitanis 

Abstract Coming Soon

Hope Track

Environmental Issues within ASD

By Dr. David Dornfeld

Achieve Track

Life After School

By Dr. Kerry Margo

Abstract Coming Soon

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1:00pm – 2:00pm

All Tracks

Lunch

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2:00pm – 3:00pm

Believe Track

Advanced Insight on Treating Mitochondrial Issues

By Dr. Dan Rossignol

Hope Track

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

By Dr. Lindsey Wells

Abstract Coming Soon

Achieve Track

Post Secondary Parenting, Life Skills and Beyond

By Holly Bortfeld

Abstract Coming Soon

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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

Abstract Coming Soon

Hope Track

Social Cognition

By Lynn Medley

Abstract Coming Soon

Achieve Track

Guardianship vs POA Leslie

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

Abstract Coming Soon

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4:45pm – 5:15pm

Believe Track

Question and Answer

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5:15pm

Wrap Up