Thursday, November 3, 2022 (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM) (GMT-4)Add to Calendar
The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Curio Collection by Hilton
Shenandoah Avenue Northeast 110
Join us for an enlightening seminar on autism with special guest speakers, Dr. Janet Lintala and Dr. Elizabeth Mumper.
As an autism mother, author and clinician, Janet has been immersed in the world of autism both personally and professionally for over twenty-five years. Janet volunteers her time at Autism Health, a center she founded that serves patients from 20 states and focuses on nonprescription approaches supporting vibrant health for children and adults on the autism spectrum.
She is the author of an award-winning book, The Un-Prescription for Autism, which focuses on non-prescription support of the invisible medical problems of the autism spectrum that can so dramatically affect sleep, bowels, mood, language, and learning. Janet serves as Secretary for the West Virginia State Rehabilitation Council, and staffed the disAbility Awareness Challenge for the 2013 Scouts BSA National Jamboree and will do so again in 2023. She is the founder and President of The Un-Prescription Foundation for Autism, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization with an educational mission, and is also on the NCMIC Speakers Bureau, presenting from coast to coast on the specific health challenges of the autism spectrum and how to address them in the office.
Elizabeth Mumper, MD, FAAP wrote the forward to Dr. Lintala's book. She is the President and CEO and practicing pediatrician, advocating for children and families through her work at the Rimland Center for Integrative Medicine. She will discuss medical problems often associated with autism. By identifying and treating underlying medical problems, classic symptoms of autism improve and the child makes developmental progress. We look for intestinal inflammation, immune dysregulation, metabolic and mitochondrial abnormalities and difficulties with detoxification.
Representatives from the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) will present on their experiences and recommendations and provide examples to show how services work at various life course transitions for clients with autism from age 14 through adulthood.
D.C., Founder of Autism Health
MD, FAAP at Rimland Center for Integrative Medicine
Autism Services and Customized Employment Program Coordinator at Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
OTD, LT/L, ATP at Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitation Services
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services