The 2010 National Autism Conference Sponsored By OxyHealth Returns to Florida

Sep 22, 2010, 10:49 ET from National Autism Association


TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Back in Florida for a third year in a row, The National Autism Conference (NAC), hosted by the National Autism Association, will bring together the country's leading experts to share the latest trends, topics, treatments and therapies surrounding the fastest growing neurodevelopmental disorder in the country.



The conference will kick off on Thursday, November 11th with a full-day Special Education Law Workshop where parents will learn strategies to advocate for the best possible IEP for their children. The conference covers a wide range of topics, including everything from advocacy to cutting-edge research, biomedical and dietary interventions, Sensory Processing Disorder, teaching speech to non-verbal children, adolescence, video modeling, children's rights, and wandering prevention.  

This year's keynote speakers and special guests are NFL star and author of Not My Boy!, Rodney Peete and actress Holly Robinson Peete, whose recent record-breaking appearance on The Celebrity Apprentice inspired the nation.

Other presenters include Dr. Andrew Wakefield, Dr. Dan Rossignol, Soma Mukhopadhyay, Areva Martin, Dr. Jane El-Dahr, Chantal Sicile-Kira, Dr. Theoharis Theoharides and authors of the newly published book, The Age of Autism, Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill.

This year's NAC will offer companion passes for a special rate of $125. Attendees may bring their spouse, therapists, friends, co-workers or family members. The NAC will also offer special events, childcare, and free food items and beverages will be available throughout the conference to help families keep expenses down. 

Sponsored by OxyHealth, the NAC spans four days and will be held at the TradeWinds Grand Island Resort in St. Pete Beach from November 11th through the 14th.  The TradeWinds is a family-friendly and environmentally responsible resort that has been awarded the Florida Green Lodging Certification by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

For a full list of speakers or to register, please visit  


Wendy Fournier, NAA (Portsmouth, RI) 401.835.5828

Rita Shreffler, NAA (Nixa, MO) 417-818-9030

SOURCE National Autism Association