Archive for May, 2007

Autism Society of America National Conference & Exposition, 7/11-7/14

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Autism Society of America National Conference & Exposition – Largest event in the U.S. solely dedicated to the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Professionals, parents & caregivers within the field expected to attend with 125 exhibiting firms participating. There are over 200 speakers this year and over 110 sessions. They will be covering various content areas including:

Behavior Issues & Support, Communication, Early Intervention, Education, Family & Sibling Support, Medicine & Research, Personal Perspectives, Sensory Processing, Social Skills, Technology, Transition Planning for Adults

This year a special CME Track will also be available for medical professionals on Saturday, July 14. ($100 additional administrative fee for those attending). Please pass this email on to any medical professional that would have an interest in attending. These are some well known doctors in the field of autism that will be flying in to do an all day session for Medical Professional Only.

Course Title: “Clinical Implications of Environmental Toxicology for Children’s Neurodevelopment in Autism 2”
Program Directors: Martha Herbert, MD, PhD Harvard MassGeneral Hospital Robert Hendren, DO UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute
Speakers: Jill James, PhD; Isaac Pessah, MD; Robert Hendren, DO; Kenneth Bock, MD; Bryan Jepson, MD; Harland Winter, MD; Andy Wakefield, MD

For a full list of conference sessions go to www.autism-society. org/conference .

Also, Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, Jim Adams, PhD and Denise Resnick will be receiving national awards at this year’s conference. Please be sure to help us honor some of our local leaders. There will be an Evening of Champions Gala on Friday, July 13 from 6pm to 11pm. Tickets are $85 and corporate tables are available. This will be a fun night for all with a silent auction, dancing and much more. Professionals, families and community supporters are invited to attend. Tickets are going fast so please be sure to join us as we celebrate various leaders in the community.

– Date: July 11-14
– Location: The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, 6902 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 Phone: 1.480.624.1000
– Contact:, 1.800.328.8476, x7
– Details: Click here for info on attending or exhibiting.

Coco’s – FOREVER HEALTY DIET seminar, 5/22

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Wende Bartolomeo, certified Body Ecologist, to give us a seminar on “Forever Healthy Diet”. Wende has developed this unique diet plan based on years of research and experiences. As you have heard, “Forever Healthy Diet” has already created great results among our community and is highly anticipated to bring about breakthrough for many of the tough GI issues in our children. Please join us Coco’s Restaurant (Cactus and Tatum) for this special presentation.

“Forever Healthy Diet” by Wende Bartolomeo
5/22/07 Tue, 6:30 PM
Coco’s Restaurant
4514 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix

Phoenix ASA meeting Tuesday, 5/15

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

You are invited to the next meeting of the Autism Society of America, Greater Phoenix Chapter:

– 6:30 Informal Support Group meeting and discussion, with light refreshments
– 7:30 Main Presentation: Panel of Adults with High-Functioning Autism/Asperger’s – hear from the real experts!

ACCEL School (look for the LATCH sign):
10251 North 35th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85051
(see map at

FREE CHILDCARE: We are happy to provide free childcare for children with autism and their siblings during our Chapter Meetings. Trained respite providers will be provided by The Loden Group. Pre-registration is very important to ensure that there is adequate staffing for the safety of every child. Please R.S.V.P. by calling (480) 940-1093 or via email at if you are bringing your children. Everyone is welcome!


Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

ANNUAL AUTISM FAMILY PICNIC – open to all autism families, people on the spectrum and friends

WHEN: Sunday May 6th
WHERE: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
7301 E. Indian Bend Road (Scottsdale & Indian Bend Roads)
TIME: 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Papago Ramada (South End of the Park past the Tunnel)

There will be BOUNCERS for the kids to play in (donated by HOPE Group). The park also has a great playground, train ride, and carousel. Large grass meadows for various games (bring your favorites – frisbee, etc.). This year we have food provided by CARRABBA’S Italian Grill! They will be providing Chicken Marsala, Penne Pomodoro, and Caesar Salad. The Greater Phoenix Chapter ASA will provide the paper products (plates, napkins, utensils), charcoal, hot dogs (including GFCF hotdogs) and condiments.

Families are asked to bring the following:
Last name A-K: side dishes: salads, fruit, vegetables, chips
Last name L-R: Desserts
Last name S-Z: water, juice, soda (cold please)

We need a few volunteers to help with: arrive 1-hour early and start the grills & begin cooking a few cooks for the day clean-up of the Ramadas at 4 pm Please RSVP to Shelly at (480) 940-1093 or so we can have an accurate head count for food! Please let her know your family’s LAST NAME, number of people coming to the picnic, what you would like to bring to share with the families. Thanks and we hope to see you there!!

Adams & Bradstreet discuss autism and mercury on Pat McMahon show, 5/3

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Prof. Jim Adams and Dr. Jeff Bradstreet will be interviewed live on the Pat McMahon Show on KAZ-TV, on Thursday May 3rd at 9 am on KAZ-TV (Channel 13 on Cable and Channel 27 on TV w/o cable). Here is the link to their website.