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Autism Community To Unite In Kansas City For World Conference

August 29, 2014 

Leading experts to share latest therapies and interventions

The US Autism & Asperger Association is set to hold its 9th annual world conference and expo next week from September 4-7, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. The conference will be held at the Marriott Country Club Plaza Hotel. The keynote presentation, a world premiere, will feature five individuals with Autism or Aspergers presenting "The Time is Now: 10-Minute Keynotes About What We Learned From Living With Autism", and will start at 8:30 AM, Friday, September 5. www.usautism.org/conferences

A second keynote address, "Ten Tips to Reduce Brain Overload", will be given by Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, at 8:30 AM, Saturday, September 6. The conference will include more than thirty of the world's leading Autism and Asperger experts who will discuss evidence-based therapies as well as experiences, perspectives, and challenges.

"It is very exciting for Kansas City to host the USAAA 2014 World Conference and bring valuable solutions from leaders in education and medicine to our autism community," said Jennifer Smith, Executive Director of the local Autism Society - The Heartland chapter.

Two featured speakers include Stephen M. Shore, EdD, self-advocate and Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University, and J. Michael Uszler, MD, Medical Director of the Nuclear Medicine Department at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California and Assistant Clinical Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA. Dr. Uszler will reveal surprising results of brain scans on over 1200 individuals with autism. He is the leading expert of autism brain SPECT scans in the world.

"I can't emphasize enough the magnitude of this conference," said Lawrence P. Kaplan, PhD, Chairman and Founder of US Autism & Asperger Association. "This is a rare opportunity to meet and talk with some of the most recognized people in the autism community worldwide. The possibilities are endless."

Online registration ends Wednesday, September 3 at 5:00 PM. On site registration, at the Marriott Country Club Plaza Hotel, begins when the doors open at 4:30 PM on Thursday, September 4. Conference organizers recommend that attendees pre-register online as 600 people are expected to attend. For additional information call 1-888-9AUTISM or visit www.usautism.org/conferences. CEU credits are available for professionals.

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