Autism Experts to Gather in Florida for the 2011 National Autism Conference

Oct 24, 2011, 17:31 ET from National Autism Association

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Autism experts will convene at the National Autism Conference (NAC) in Florida next month to cover everything from cutting-edge research to dietary interventions, therapies, college transitioning, special education law, homeopathy and caregiver strategies.


The speaker lineup is set to include international lecturer Raun K. Kaufman, Director of Global Education for the Autism Treatment Center of America™, home of The Son-Rise Program®. Mr. Kaufman brings a distinctive qualification to the realm of autism treatment—his own personal history as an individual who fully recovered from severe autism. Other speakers will include Dr. Arthur Krigsman, Chantal Sicile-Kira, Dr. Theoharis C. Theoharides, Zack Gonzalez, Dr. Anju Usman, Dr. David Berger, Dr. Dan Rossignol and Dr. Andrew Wakefield.

The conference, held annually by the National Autism Association (NAA), will take place November 10th through the 13th at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida.  It will kick off Thursday with a full-day workshop on Special Education Law, followed by an elegant meet and greet party for all attendees. Other special events include NAA's annual Life's a Beach dinner party out on the sand and a karaoke after-party.  A unique Interactive Q&A session with top physicians accompanied by complimentary food and beverages will be presented on Friday night through the generosity of the NAC's platinum sponsor, OxyHealth, LLC.

"TradeWinds Resort has recently received the designation of an 'Autism-Friendly' hotel in Florida.  The resort offers special accommodations for our families as well as activities designed specifically for our children", said Wendy Fournier, NAA President. "For many families affected by Autism, a vacation is next to impossible.  We're thrilled to be able to provide an exceptional educational opportunity in a beautiful resort setting that the entire family can enjoy."

Free food items and beverages will be available throughout the conference to help make this an affordable event for families. Its sponsors include OxyHealth, LLC, Autism Speaks, The Great Plains Laboratory, Master Supplements, Houston Enzymes, The Autism File Magazine, Algonot, The Learning Lane, New Beginnings Nutritionals, Lee Silsby, Lifemax, and APS Pharmacy.

For a full list of speakers or to register, please visit  To learn more about TradeWinds, visit  For information about Oxyhealth, LLC, please visit  

Contact: Wendy Fournier, NAA (Portsmouth, RI) 401.835-5828

SOURCE National Autism Association