The rapidly increasing prevalence of neurodevelopment disorders is frightening. Some estimates quote that the likelihood of a child being born with ASD was 1:150 in 2000. That has now increased to 1:59 in 2014. That’s a very rapid rise and it is estimated that by the year 2032 if the increase in autism continues unabated 1 child in 2 will be on the spectrum!
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a serious, disabling condition that befuddles modern medicine. It is, however, a condition where natural medicine practitioners have a sizable ability to assist. These children often have above average intelligence however their condition prevents them from achieving what other children are able to. A natural approach to care that understands the major contributors and addresses the underlying neurological defects has had amazing effects on the lives of many, many people.
Presenting this masterclass is a team of highly-respected specialist clinicians with many years experience in caring for ASD and related presentations. They have cared for a large number of children with ASD and changed their lives. They have created a program that will give you clear guidelines of how to help these people to function much more productively and live lives that they thought they were never able to live.
FROM THIS MASTERCLASS YOU WILL LEARN
- How to identify possible ASD and which tests you should run to confirm
- The principle neurological processes contributing to ASD
- How genes are affected by environmental factors
- How to identify and remove the toxins that are known to cause neurological dysfunction
- Which tests need to be run to identify the specific requirements for these patients
- When to be alert to potential drug adverse effects
- Why allergies are such a problem for these children and how to manage these
- How to repair their gut function and which pre/probiotics have been shown to be effective
- Why stress affects them so adversely and how to reduce their anxiety response
YOU WILL RECEIVE
- Clear protocol explanations
- Clinical pearls for practice results
- Access to audio and video recordings
- A PDF of the presenter’s slides
- Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
- Your exclusive invitation to our alumni hub to ask questions
Nancy O’Hara MD, MPH, FAAP. is a board-certified paediatrician and prior to her medical career, taught children with autism. She graduated with highest honors from Bryn Mawr College and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Elizabeth Mumper MD, FAAP, IFMCP. graduated magna cum laude from Bridgewater College with a degree in General Science. She attended the Medical College of Virginia, did residency training at the University of Massachusetts and University of Virginia, and was invited to serve as Chief Resident of Pediatrics at UVA.
Kendal Stewart MD. received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Over the past decade, he has been invited to speak at 40+ national conferences due to his expertise. Within the scope of his expertise and lectures in Neuro-Sensory Disorders, Methylation and Genetic Polymorphisms.
Lindsey Wells ND. is a Naturopathic Physician in Wilton, Connecticut. She has focused her practice on pediatric primary care and consultative care for Autism Spectrum Disorder, PANS/PANDAS, other neurodevelopmental disorders, and various chronic illnesses.
Vicki Kobliner MS, RDN. is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with years of expertise in applying a functional approach to nutrition. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, earned her Masters degree in Food and Nutrition from Oregon State University and completed a dietetic internship at Oregon Health Sciences University/Portland VAMC.
Each session is 90 minutes: 75 minutes presentation + 15 minutes Q&A
WEBINAR ONE: Genetics of Mitochondrial Dysfunction & Treatments for ASD
Presenter: Kendal Stewart
- The role of mitochondria in neural function
- Effects of mitochondrial dysfunction
- Mitochondrial genes and their modifiers
- Support for mitochondrial function in ASD
WEBINAR TWO: Neurophysiology, Recognition and Assessment of ASD
Presenter: Lindsey Wells
- Overview of neurophysiology of ASD
- Diagnosis of ASD in clinical practice
- Biomedical assessment of ASD in clinical practice and targeted natural treatment approaches
WEBINAR THREE: Gastrointestinal Function and the Microbiome
Presenter: Nancy O’Hara
- The Gut is the first brain not the second brain
- It’s Not Me it’s My Germs – learn how germs affect behavior
- Biome depletion – learn how our missing microbiota is affecting our health
- Learn how to optimize GI function through diet, nutrients and lifestyle changes
WEBINAR FOUR: The Genetic On and Off Switches of Inflammation
Presenter: Kendall Stewart
- The inflammatory contributor to neurodevelopment dysfunction
- Inflammatory triggers in ASD
- Effects of inflammation of gene expression
- Removing inflammatory agents and anti-inflammatory medications
WEBINAR FIVE: Nutritional Requirements and Diet
Presenter: Vicki Kobliner
- Understanding nutrition as the foundation of health
- The role of maldigestion in ASD
- Identifying key nutrients for ASD support
- How to make successful dietary changes
WEBINAR SIX: Mood, Stress, Sleep and Anxiety
Presenter: Lindsey Wells
- Learn safe and effective natural treatment approaches to mood dysregulation in children
- Learn how supplements, lifestyle changes and diet can positively impact sleep and stress-related disorders
- Learn how abnormal HPA axis contributes to AS
WEBINAR SEVEN: Food, Sensitivities and Allergies
Presenter: Nancy O’Hara
- You are what you eat – learn how food sensitivities and allergies impact health
- Learn the differences between food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances
- Learn how to eat well without sensitivities – there is no such thing as junk food, it is either junk or food
WEBINAR EIGHT: Toxicity and Detoxification
Presenter: Liz Mumper
- Mechanisms of neurological toxicity
- Environmental chemical contributors
- Heavy metals in ASD
- Detoxification protocols
Dr Nancy O’Hara MD, MPH, FAAP is a board-certified paediatrician. Prior to her medical career, Dr O’Hara taught children with autism. She graduated with highest honors from Bryn Mawr College and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
She earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. After residency, chief residency and general paediatric fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Dr O’ Hara entered general private practice in 1993 and in 1998 began her consultative, integrative practice solely for children with special needs.
Since 1999 she has dedicated her practice to the integrative and holistic care of children with neurodevelopment disorders, ADHD, PANDAS/PANS, OCD, Lyme and autistic spectrum disorder. She is a leader in the training of clinicians both in the US and abroad.
Dr Elizabeth Mumper MD, FAAP, IFMCP is President and CEO of The Rimland Center. Her general pediatrics practice is Advocates for Children. Advocates for Families is her practice devoted to the care of children with autism and other neurodevelopmental problems.
Dr Mumper graduated magna cum laude from Bridgewater College with a degree in General Science. She attended the Medical College of Virginia, did residency training at the University of Massachusetts and University of Virginia, and was invited to serve as Chief Resident of Pediatrics at UVA.
She spent five years in practice at F Read Hopkins Pediatrics in Lynchburg. She spent over a decade as Director of Pediatric Education at the Lynchburg Family Practice Residency Program. She maintained a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Virginia for 16 years. She served as Medical Director of the Autism Research Institute for five years.
Dr Mumper has been honored to receive many awards over the years, including being named a Miracle Maker in Central Virginia in 1996 by the Children’s Miracle Network and Woman of the Year in Health and Sciences in 1998 by the YWCA. She was privileged to accept a national award for corporate public service at the National Press Club in Washington on behalf of the Bike Helmet Safety Campaign she co-chaired for many years.
Dr Mumper has written book chapters about allergy, immunology and behavioral and developmental pediatrics published in the book “Pediatrics” published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, which is a board review series book for medical students and includes many questions and answers. During the past five years, she has conducted clinical research at the Rimland Center and published five peer-reviewed articles in the medical literature.
One of the joys of her current work is the opportunity to teach others about the medical problems of children with autism and related disorders. She lectures nationally and internationally. She feels privileged to mentor physicians around the world. Her travels on behalf of children with autism have taken her to Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.
Dr Kendal Stewart MD is a Neurotologist and Neuroimmune Specialist. His educational background includes a BA with Honors in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin followed by his Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
During his career, he has routinely volunteered his time in numerous academic pursuits including intimate involvement in assisting in the design of numerous masters and doctorate candidate projects for the Depts. of Kinesiology, Psychology and Speech and Language Development at the University of Texas at Austin. He has also had the pleasure of participating in two separate doctoral candidate review boards at the University of Texas.
Within the scope of his expertise and lectures in Neuro-Sensory Disorders, Methylation and Genetic Polymorphisms, Dr Kendal Stewart is known for encouraging all physicians to familiarize themselves with the biochemical pathways and to objectively validate the need for specific supplementation and vitamin therapy in individual patients. However, during the past decade, recent advances in genetic testing and clinical biomarkers have made the objective verification of supplement need and efficacy completely scientific and validated.
Dr Lindsey Wells is a Naturopathic Physician in Wilton, Connecticut. She has focused her practice on pediatric primary care and consultative care for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), PANS/PANDAS, other neurodevelopmental disorders, and various chronic illnesses. She writes and contributes to the Journal of Natural Medicine and Natural Awakenings. In 2016, Dr Wells was recognized as “Young Influencer in Naturopathic Medicine” by the AANMC.
Dr Wells is an adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University where she teaches anatomy and physiology and biology to undergraduate pre-health professionals. Dr Wells is on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association (CNPA) and is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH).
Vicki Kobliner MS, RDN is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with years of expertise in applying a functional approach to nutrition. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, earned her Masters degree in Food and Nutrition from Oregon State University and completed a dietetic internship at Oregon Health Sciences University/Portland VAMC.
She has contributed her expertise to gfcfdiet.com and worked with schools to develop a whole foods approach to student meal planning. She lectures frequently, both locally and nationally, on topics such as autism, mental health, food allergies and intolerances, chronic disease, healthy pregnancy planning and choosing appropriate nutritional supplementation.
She has appeared on television and video. Vicki is a contributing author to the books A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children, and Essential Remedies for Women.
Vicki is passionate about helping her clients return to wellness using every avenue possible. and believes that a comprehensive mental health strategy can never be complete without incorporating nutritional psychiatry.
NEXT LEVEL CLINICAL PRACTICE
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FOREVER ASK QUESTIONS
As a graduate of any of our Masterclass events, you will receive an exclusive invitation to our locked and highly valuable alumni hub where we share ideas, case studies, ask questions of fellow graduates and all keep in touch.
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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
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