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Putting the Pieces Together: A Biomedical Approach to ASD – Virtual Workshop

April 17 @ 8:45 am - 12:45 pm

The Autism Society WNY and Autism Services, Inc. have decided to hold our spring workshop “Putting the Pieces Together:  A Biomedical Approach to ASD” presented by Dr. James Adams using a virtual platform instead of an in-person event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  

Virtual Workshop | Saturday, April 17, 2021 | 8:45 am – 12:45 pm

Dr. James Adams is Director of the Autism/ Asperger’s Research Program at Arizona State  University (ASU).  Working  in conjunction with physicians, nutritionists, biochemists, and others,  his research is focused on the causes and treatment of autism across the lifespan.  Dr. Adams believes the addition of research-based biomedical therapy to treat individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can improve the effectiveness of ongoing educational, therapeutic, and behavioral interventions.  Dr. Adams will give an update on his groundbreaking research since he last presented in Buffalo in 2016.

This workshop will focus on:

  • General treatments for autism
  • Seizures– medications, supplements, and diet
  • Nutritional and dietary supports
  • Microbiota Treatment Update
  • Prevention of ASD
  • Benefits and adverse effects of psychiatric medications on those with ASD

It is applicable to individuals with ASD, parents/caregivers, SLPs, OTs/COTAs, PTs/PTAs, teachers, administrators, mental health professionals, and any other professionals/paraprofessionals working with those with ASD.   This presentation will discuss individuals with ASD across the lifespan.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. List three treatment strategies for ASD.
  2. List two treatment strategies for seizure disorders for those with ASD.
  3. List three strategies to prevent ASD.
  4. List three improvements in language, behavioral, and coping skills demonstrated as a result of the diet and nutrition study.

Online registration is required.  Please note that there will be no mail-in registration for this event. Online registration and payment through PayPal will be available until April 14, 2021. Materials (i.e. registration links, handouts, etc.) will be e-mailed to attendees prior to the workshop.

PLEASE NOTE: No refunds will be given after April 7, 2021.

Parent/Family/Individual  Cost:  $10    CEUs N/A

Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist  Cost:  $30    .35 ASHA CEUs

OT or COTA  Cost:  $30    3.0 NYS Continuing Competency Hours for OTs/OTAs. Please note that these hours may be used towards completing AOTA continuing competency requirements, but are not offered through an AOTA approved provider.

PT or PTA  Cost:  $30    .3 NYS PT Board Continuing Education Hours

Other Professional/Paraprofessional or Student  Cost:  $20    No CEUs Awarded

All SLP/OT/PT attendees obtaining continuing education credits will receive a Certificate of  Attendance.

Parents, other professionals and students will receive a Certificate of Attendance (NOT conferring CEUs) if requested prior to the event.

Register here


April 17
8:45 am - 12:45 pm
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