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Putting the Pieces Together: A Biomedical Approach to ASD

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, the Autism Society Western New York is pleased to present our virtual workshop, “Putting the Pieces Together: A Biomedical Approach to ASD” presented by Dr. James Adams, Ph.D.! Our spring workshop will be held using a virtual platform to ensure the health and safety of our attendees due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. James Adams is a President’s Professor and Director of the Autism/Asperger’s Research Program at Arizona State University. He has a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering, but for the last 20 years has focused his research on the biological causes of autism, how to treat it, and how to prevent it. He has published over 200 peer reviewed scientific articles, including over 50 on autism. He has led many clinical trials including nutritional supplementation, microbiota transplant, and detoxification. Dr. Adams personal life was touched by autism when his daughter was diagnosed with ASD in 1994.

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 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- What we know to date about increased risks in subsequent pregnancies
  • Benefits and adverse effects of psychiatric medications on those with ASD

This workshop is geared for individuals with ASD, parents, and professionals.

In addition, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering ASHA CEU credit through the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Western New York (SHAWNY), and New York State Education Department Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy State Board Approved Continuing Competency Hours for OTs/COTAs/PTs/PTAs through Associated Physical and Occupational Therapists, PLLC (APOT)! Both SHAWNY and APOT are co-sponsors of this workshop. The cost and CEU credit information are listed below:

Registration CategoryPrice
(Registration Deadline is 4/14/21)
Continuing Education Credits Available
Parent/Individual with ASD$10.00 per personn/a
Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists$30.00 per person.35 ASHA CEUs
OTs and COTAs$30.00 per person3.0 NYS Continuing Competency Hours for OTs/OTAs
PTs and PTAs$30.00 per person.3 NYS Approved PT Board Continuing Competency Hours
Other Professionals/ Paraprofessionals/Students$20.00 per personNo CEUs awarded

Online registration is now available at Please note that as this is a virtual event there will be no mail-in registration. The deadline to register is April 14, 2021. No refunds after 4/7/21. Please call (716) 633-2275 with any questions regarding the workshop. If you have a specific question regarding online registration or ASHA CEUs for speech-language pathologists and audiologists, please call (716) 631-5777, ext. 328 or e-mail Thanks and we hope to see you there!

NYSSLHA 2021 Virtual Convention

Join us for the 2021 NYSSLHA Virtual Convention

For those that are already registered for the 2021 NYSSLHA Convention, we will be sending you information on how to access the convention sessions the week of the event. 
If you have not yet registered would like to, it isn’t too late to sign up!  Be sure to register before the early period ends on April 16.  Registration and program information for the 2021 NYSSLHA Convention can be found on the NYSSLHA Website.
Kick-off the Convention at the NYSSLHA Happy Hour on Thursday, April 22, followed by presentations in the following topic areas:

  • Audiology/Aural Rehabilitation
  • Autism/AAC
  • Healthy Aging/Neurogenic
  • Literacy/School Age Population
  • Adult Medical/Dysphagia
  • Pediatric Dysphagia/Early Intervention
  • Professional/Student Resources

Not a member of NYSSLHA? There is still time to become a member and take advantage of the member discount registration rate.
If you would like more information or have any questions, please visit the NYSSLHA website at, contact the NYSSLHA Office at or call 800-697-7542. Remember to continue to check the website for updates.
We look forward to seeing you virtually!