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Neurodiversity is a concept that recognizes the natural variation in human brain function and behavior. It encompasses a wide range of neurotypes, including but not limited to autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Tourette syndrome, and many others. While it's often described as a spectrum, this is a simplification of the complex reality of neurodiversity.

In reality, neurodiversity is a multidimensional space with many different dimensions, such as sensory processing, social communication, executive function, and others. Within each of these dimensions, there is a great deal of variation between individuals, and each person's profile is unique. All individuals, including those who are neurodivergent, require varying levels and types of support in order to accomplish their goals.

The Virtual Global Neurodiverse Symposium 2023 is a platform for experts to share their insights and expertise in various fields, such as Functional Medicine, Education, Communication, Brain Development, and Workforce. Its primary aim is to empower parents, caregivers, and professionals with knowledge and resources that can support neurodiverse individuals in achieving independent and functional lives.

Join the Virtual Global Symposium featuring world-renowned speakers, as well as bonus presentations and giveaways. Your registration not only grants you access to the event, but also includes membership to the AAF Neurodiversity Community platform, allowing you to connect with experts and fellow parents, seek advice from specialists, and stay informed about the current resources.





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Opening Sessions

Manisha Lad

Host, Executive Director, Akhil Autism Foundation

Holistic Health Coach Parent Advisor/Coach Neurodiverse community
My journey started as an Information Technology consultant and worked in the field with leading companies like Siebel Systems, Metlife, UBS bank in Tokyo. 2001 I decided to quit my career when our only son Akhil Lad was diagnosed with AUTISM.

Since then I educated myself to become an Holistic Health Coach and our education and treatment with Akhil changed our perspective of AUTISM from Behavior to Biomedical and NeuroSensory Motor disorder.

Our son Akhil Lad is now an adult though minimally speaking is taking Associate Science Degree with Rowan College of South Jersey. He also inspired us to start Akhil Autism Foundation.

I coach parents to get started on Autism Journey and understand them different puzzle pieces with right resources.

Elizabeth Bonker

Host, Executive Director of Communication 4 ALL, Non-Speaking Individual with Autism

Elizabeth Bonker has been an advocate for non-speaking people for more than a decade. She learned to type when she was six years old and was mainstreamed in first grade public school. Her Valedictorian Commencement Address from Rollins College went viral with 4 billion impressions worldwide propelling her mission: Communication 4 ALL. Google, Microsoft, Rotary International, and other organizations reached out to her to find out how they could help the estimated 31 million people with autism who cannot use speech for communication. Mentored by International Disability Rights Advocate Judy Heumann, Elizabeth seeks to change the way the world sees non-speakers with autism. Elizabeth is the Executive Director of the nonprofit Communication 4 ALL and a member of Autism Society of America’s Council of Autistic Advisors. Elizabeth will use text-to-speech software to tell you about her journey, her album, and her plans to enable access to communication for ALL non-speakers.

Brett Wilson

Host, Podcast & Audiobook Producer

Brett Wilson is a writer, musician, music, podcast & audiobook producer, and host of various shows, including Ridin’ for the Brand at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, the Akhil Autism Foundation podcast, and the Rocky Mountain Channel podcast, along with his own – Mountan Zen Den podcast where he has had the privilege of interviewing some of the most fascinating people on the planet.
In the 90’s he managed Sound Revolutions, a bustling studio in Nashville, learning the ins and outs of the music and recording business. As the Owner and Creative Director of SkyDance Mountain, where he helps produce world-class podcasts and audiobooks in his Colorado studio. Along with all the responsibilities that come with audiobooks and podcasting — including meeting with clients, scheduling interviews, and writing and developing story ideas — ProTools and its plug-ins are a regular part of his workday.

Brett shares, “The thing I love most about what I do is meeting new people, and finding and telling a good story.

Apparently born with a natural curiosity, I find great joy in getting to know the folks I meet and interview on a deeper level. The story within the story if you will. The one that makes people sit up and take notice. The one that brings a little more hope, inspiration, imagination and especially transformation.”

He enjoys being in conversation with God the Creator, spending time with his family, hiking, the sound of horse hooves on the trail, and anything that has to do with Nature and enjoying time outdoors. He explains, “I believe the most important thing I can be doing at any given moment is to grow into becoming the best version of myself.”

SkyDance Mountain

Dr.Genevieve Kumapley
PharmD, BCOP

My GOAL Autism Founder And Executive Director

An approach that recognizes and values neurodiversity by utilizing multiple therapeutic techniques to reduce inflammation and support the restoration of mitochondrial function.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Temple Grandin

Professor, Author and Leading animal welfare expert

Temple Grandin is a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Facilities she has designed for handling livestock are used by many companies around the world. She has also been instrumental in implementing animal welfare auditing programs that are used by McDonalds, Wendy’s, Whole Foods, and other corporations. Temple has appeared on numerous TV shows such as 20/20 and Prime Time. Her books include: Thinking in Pictures, Livestock Handling and Transport and The Autistic Brain. Her books Animals in Translation and Visual Thinking have been on the New York Times Bestseller List. Temple was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in September 2017 and in 2022 was named a Colorado State University Distinguished Professor.

Dr. Svetlana Masgutova, Ph.D.

MNRI® Creator and Founder

Svetlana Masgutova, Ph.D., is a world-renown expert on primary reflex integration and neurodevelopment. She is the creator and founder of the MNRI® Reflex Integration Program, founder of the U.S.-based Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute for Neuro-Sensory-Motor & Reflex Integration global organization, and Founder / Lecturer at The Masgutova Graduate School of NeuroDevelopmental Sciences. The MNRI® Program has broad application, reaching an estimated 300,000 children and adults in 40 countries. Dr. Masgutova developed the unique and statistically verified MNRI® Reflex Assessment, which evaluates the function of primary reflex patterns based on multiple factors. The MNRI® program utilizes non-invasive neuromodulation techniques to access each individual’s innate natural resources — reflex circuit pathways, which are the units of the central nervous system — to support reflex and neurosensorimotor development. Decades of practical work and IRB-approved published scientific research have demonstrated the positive effects of the MNRI® on sensory-motor integration and physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development among children and adults with different diagnoses, including ASD.

James Neuenschwander, MD

FMAPS, President MAPS

James Neuenschwander (New’-in-schwan’-der), aka Dr. Neu (New), is a physician dually board certified in Emergency and Integrative medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with both a bachelor’s degree in cellular and molecular biology as well as a medical degree. For over 30 years, he has cared for chronically ill children and adults using the philosophy of “healing illness at its source.” Since 2007, he has incorporated the care of children on the autism spectrum to his practice. He continues to apply the latest science to the care of his patients. Dr. Neu is a member of multiple professional societies and is president of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS), a group dedicated to integrative pediatrics, where he is responsible for the content of their conferences. He is a sought-after speaker on the topics of the biomedical approach to chronic illnesses as well as the importance of medical freedom and parental choice.


Dan Harris

Dan Harris is the founder and CEO of the Neurodiversity in Business charity. NIB has been set up to transform the employment prospects of the 15 to 20% of the workforce who are neurodivergent.
The charity was set up by our founder and a small group of volunteers, who were passionate about changing their own businesses to become more neuroinclusive. This rapidly grew into a significant uptake across the corporate world, given there was such high demand to share best practice and support society generally move forward.

Dr. Sonya Doherty

Dr. Sonya Doherty, ND been practicing as a Naturopath since 2003, after completing her pre-medical studies at the University of Western Ontario and her post graduate naturopathic training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Sonya has completed The Autism Research Institute’s Level I and II Defeat Autism Now! training, providing her with the research and expertise necessary to help every child reach their developmental potential. DAN doctors are trained to help treat children with autism as well as other neurodevelopmental disorders.
After becoming a DAN Doctor, she began her training with the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs. The FMAPS education is a comprehensive training program for physicians at the forefront of medical treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. The level of mastery that MAPS fellows (FMAPS) achieve in the field of complex pediatric conditions makes them among the best-prepared practitioners in this field.
Dr. Sonya is extremely passionate about biomedical treatment. She has been practicing since 2003 and has treated thousands of children diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders. As the mother of 3 young children, she is dedicated to bringing the most current research and advanced treatments to her multi-disciplinary wellness clinic located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
She is an international speaker and lectures extensively on biomedical treatment and the prevention of autism and other developmental. As a member of the Treat Autism faculty, she trains other health care professionals in biomedical treatment. http://treatautism.ca/biomedical-doctors/
Dr. Sonya Doherty is a Naturopathic Doctor focused on biomedical treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders including:

• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Down Syndrome
• Cerebral Palsy
• Global Developmental Delay
• Tourette Syndrome
• Pediatric OCD
• Speech delay
• PANDAS, PANS, Pitands
• Dyspraxia, Apraxia
• Rare genetic disorders
• Oppositional Defiant Disorder – ODD
• Pediatric anxiety and depression

Isabelle Renard-Fontaine

Isabelle has acquired more than 28 years of experience as a physical therapist, predominantly with premature babies, infants, and children. Isabelle is an MNRI® Core Specialist and Instructor with extensive expertise on the effect of the MNRI® as a universal intervention tool for babies, children, and adults with neurodevelopmental challenges. She has accrued more than 1,200 clinical hours working directly with Dr. Svetlana Masgutova and her international team during MNRI® Family Educational Conferences and Clinics. A lecturer and subject matter expert for The Masgutova Graduate School of NeuroDevelopmental Sciences, Isabelle instructs the Neuromodulation for Infants and Toddlers, the Primary Movement and Biomechanics Integration and Neuromodulation and the Stress Hormone Regulation course university-level. In addition, Isabelle regularly conducts lectures on the latest advancements and applications in MNRI® and neurodevelopment through the Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute’s MINDS Group. Isabelle’s professional and personal passion is helping babies, children and adult with life-survival challenges reach their highest level of neurodevelopment.

Elizabeth Vosseller

Elizabeth Vosseller is a native of Northern Virginia and is proud to call autism-friendly, Herndon, her hometown. Elizabeth has worked with individuals with complex communication and sensory-motor differences since 1995 in hospital, university and private practice settings. In 2013, she began using Assistive Technology to teach students the purposeful motor skills to Spell to Communicate (S2C). Teaching motor versus cognition to access communication, meaningful education and inclusion has been a game changer for nonspeaking individuals. “26 letters equals infinite possibilities!” Since witnessing countless nonspeaking, minimally and unreliably speaking individuals successfully communicate and learn through spelling and typing, Elizabeth and I-ASC are committed to ensuring ALL nonspeaking individuals have access to communication through training, education, advocacy and research. Elizabeth is honored to serve as the Executive Director for I-ASC.

Dr Karthik Rao PT

Bio Coming Soon

Sarah Glofcheskie

Sarah Glofcheskie is the CEO and Founder of BeMe AI, a health technology company with a global, critical mission.
BeMe.ai has developed a driven platform designed to empower Autistic individuals, their families, and their care teams.
By leveraging the power of technology and holistic data collection, BeMe elicits actionable, needs-based insights that can significantly improve the lives of Autistic individuals, and ultimately, society at large.
Sarah has spent 20 years working across Life Sciences, Software, and Technology. As parent to an Autistic child, Sarah combined her professional and personal when founding BeMe.ai. She is a passionate advocate for the Autistic community and is driven to see a barrier free world for all. She holds a BSc in Human Biology from Western University, Canada and an MBA from ESMT European School of Management & Technology in Berlin, Germany.
The BeMe team is neurodiverse itself. At BeMe “We ARE the families we serve!”

Shreya Jain

Shreya has vast experience in working with neurodiverse communities. She built a neurodiversity focused start-up, which was acqui-hired by one of the world's largest ed-tech companies, BYJU's. As a sibling, she had led advocacy groups in India and worked with a New-York based organization which aids learning solutions for the children with autism across the world.

Ditte Young

She is a certified family therapist specializing in helping children who suffer from autism, anxiety, depression, etc. Besides helping families, she is also the mother of her autistic son Philip. He was born blind; he has autism and minor brain damage as well. Today, she has developed his eyesight making him capable of using a tablet, watching TV, and reading with enlarged letters.

• TedX Speaker: "The Three Tools To Success My Disabled Son Taught Me"
• She’s worked as a therapist and telepath for 24 years
• She helps families through therapy, primarily with a focus on children in the autism spectrum
• She’s the author of 3 published books about animal communication
• Co-author of the coaching book "Activate your life- Vol III", #1 Bestseller in the USA
• She’s participated with her telepathic abelites in various TV shows such as Moneyheist on Netflix, various Danish TV-shows, and news stations
• She’s participated in various radio shows too.

Elisabeth Black

Elisabeth Black is a Ph.D. student in Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience at Rutgers University. The main focus of her research is to gather empirical evidence supporting the use of Horticultural Therapy to help people who have special needs, with a special focus on Autistic People. The methods will include the use of measurements through non-invasive technology to measure stress biomarkers, including cortisol levels, eye movements and galvanic skin response. Her overall goal is to make Horticultural Therapy more accessible

Dr. Dana Johnson

Dr. Dana Johnson, PhD, MS, OTR/L is the owner of Spellers Center - Tampa (formerly Interplay Therapy Center), Founder of Invictus Academy Tampa Bay, a non-profit private school for students with sensory motor differences, co-founder of Spellers Revolution and co-creator of the Spellers Method. Dr. Johnson has a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and a PhD in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Development. She has been a Spelling to Communicate trained practitioner since 2015 and served on I-ASC’s inaugural Leadership Cadre from 2019-2021. Dr. Johnson has worked with individuals with motor and sensory differences for almost 20 years. She started her career as an occupational therapist supporting children in the public school system. From there she moved to the clinical environment working in a private pediatric clinic supporting children with varying diagnoses. In 2010 Dr. Johnson opened her private practice and it has grown to serve children, adolescents, and adults with motor and sensory differences, including autism, apraxia, sensory integration disorders, and other developmental disabilities. She works with many families and professionals locally, nationally, and internationally to educate and provide training on sensory motor differences, purposeful motor skills, and communication through spelling and typing. Dr. Johnson’s passion is to continue to advocate for non-speaking individuals so that they will have access to reliable communication, autonomy, and community accessibility.

Desmond Hayes

Bio Coming Soon

Lisa Sosnowski

Bio Coming Soon


Fascinated with human biology and performance, Dr Sonners is always working to integrate new knowledge and practical experience. In addition to his Doctor of Chiropractic, he earned his Diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition (DCBCN) and his Diplomate of the International Board of Applied Kinesiology (DIBAK). He is currently enrolled at the University of Miami School of Medicine earning his PhD in molecular biology with a concentration in regenerative medicine.

Dr. Sonners Published an Amazon best-selling book in 2020, “Oxygen Under Pressure” describing the science and the benefits of using hyperbarics for a variety of indications, longevity and performance enhancements. He is also on the board and faculty of the International Hyperbaric Association (IHA) and the International Board of Undersea Medicine (IBUM) lecturing at functional medicine conferences all over the country and certifying doctors and technicians in hyperbaric medicine.

Dr. Sonners and his wife, Dr. Melissa Sonners, are co-owners of Core Therapies Family Wellness Center, a multidisciplinary clinic in Northern New Jersey. They are also the owners of two Hyperbaric clinics: NJ HBOT, PA HBOT, as well as HBOT USA, a business designed to help other practitioners obtain hyperbaric equipment, provide education, develop their business protocols, and earn their HBOT certification.

Check out HBOT USA platforms: www.hbotusa.com | www.thehbotcourse.com | www.youtube.com/hbotusa Follow @HBOTUSA on Socials: Instagram, Facebook & Tik Tok

Hetal Parikh

Hetal Parikh is famous for carrying out Rangam’s vision of “Employment for Everyone”. These three words continuously inspire her to pave the path for many achievements, on both personal and professional fronts.

Hetal’s overall vision is to create a people-centric workplace within Rangam and in corporations around the globe. For the past 20 years, Rangam has become a high-performing, diverse supplier of workforce solutions utilizing innovative technology and strategic delivery models. Hetal’s out-of-the-box thinking not only inspires everyone at Rangam but also influences others to create a more collaborative workforce.

As a game-changer in the talent acquisition space, the Rangam team under Hetal’s leadership has developed SourceAbled™, an end-to-end solution connecting employers, job seekers who are differently abled, and support agencies. Rangam also offers SourceVets™, a career development and employment program for transitioning military service members.

To quote Hetal:

My team and I have worked together to build a culture of true empathy and inclusion. With this motto instilled within the corporation, we collaborate with our clients and industry experts to overall provide a better quality of life to our candidates of all abilities. That’s our mission each and every day.”

Over the past few years, Hetal has invested time and effort to greatly increase diversity hiring within corporations around the globe. To hear more about Hetal and how she became a self-made innovator, view the “See Her, Be Her” article published by IWEC here: https://www.iwecfoundation.org/news/2019-webnc-womens-business-stars

Social & Business Commitments

  • National Director of the Women Presidents' Organization (WPO)
  • DA4S Board Member
  • Fulton Bank Board Member
  • SAPC Board Member
  • WBENC - 2019 Host committee for the National conference
  • Disability:IN DSDP Mentor – 2019 Host committee for the National conference
  • Co-chaired the 2014 Business Opportunity Expo of the NY-NJ Minority Supplier Development Council
  • An active participant on the planning committees for WBENC, NMSDC, and DA4S
  • Mentoring women in STEAM


  • HBS Owner-President Management Program, 2017 – 2019
  • Google Digital Excellence Program 2019
  • Dell Women in Technology program 2018
  • Leading Professional Services Firm, 2016 - 2016
  • Tuck-WBENC Executive Program, Business Administration and Management, General, 2016 - 2016
  • Kellogg Advanced Management Program, 2005 -
  • Stevens Institute of Technology, BE, Computer Engineering, 1988 - 1991

Positions and Employment History

1995 Founder & President, Rangam Consultants Inc., Somerset, NJ

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

2013 Member of the NJ Chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organization


2019 SIA’s Global Power 150 Women in Staffing
WPO women 2 Watch
Accenture Protégé of the Year Award
Women’s Business Enterprise Star by WBENC

2018 TAPFIN Premier Partner Award Earvin “Magic” Johnson Healthcare Award

2017 U.S. SBA’s Regional Subcontractor of the Year Award for Region II KellyOCG Supplier Excellence and Preferred Supplier awards

2016 TAPFIN Premier Partner Award
Service Excellence Award from one of the largest pharmaceutical multinationals
Supplier of the Year Award from Diversity Alliance for Science
Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction Award
SmartCEO Future 50 Awards

2015 Pharma Supplier of the Year Award
Enterprising Women Awards

2014 ASA CARE Award
Winner of International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge
Diversity Alliance for Science Supplier-of-the-Year finalist
LWE: Nomination for business success, CSR initiatives and philanthropy

2013 Service Excellence Award from one of the largest pharmaceutical multinationals
Recognition as Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

2012 NMSDC's Evolve Award


Hetal was born in Vadodara, Gujarat, India and raised in Hoboken, NJ. She enjoys dancing and yoga, and loves adventure sports like bungee jumping, skydiving, and scuba diving. Being a daughter, wife and mother, Hetal sees her family as the glue that binds the values on which she bases her business.

Dave Kearon


Danielle Taylor


Dr. Susan Crawford

Dr Susan Crawford is an Autism and Movement Impairment Consultant living in Co. Clare on the West Coast of Ireland. She is the proud mother of her 27 yr. old autistic son Tomás. After Tomás was diagnosed at the age of two, Susan undertook her PhD exploring autism and motor impairment programme development and planning. It was the first study of its kind in Ireland. She went on to work as a researcher and lecturer in University College Cork for many years with particular emphasis on addressing autistic motor impairment in community across the lifespan. She set up her own consultancy in 2019, due to ongoing demand from parents, teachers and practitioners for help in supporting autistic children and adults. Susan has developed the GetAutismActive Resource Kit and online programme www.getautismactive.com which teaches parents, teachers and practitioners how to develop the key regulating skills of movement for autistic children and adults. Susan has found that optimising skills of running, catching, jumping, balance and coordination has positively impacted the lives of autistic participants, families and greater communities. Autistic participants have gone on to join mainstream events, sports and clubs and achieve better outcomes, especially in general feelings of health and wellbeing, social skills, language and communication. Susan has addressed audiences and is published all over the world. She is proud to say Ireland is leading on rolling out the GetAutismActive programme and further promoting inclusion of autistic participants. Together with Tomás her son, they have run, hiked and climbed all over the world and are currently training for The New York Marathon. Susan was the recent recipient of “Clare Person of the Year Award” for her contribution to the world of autism and despite many academic accolades and awards, says this was the ultimate one “to be recognised by my own community”. She accepted it on behalf of and dedicated it to Tomás. Susan has just been appointed to lead autism awareness training across the County to all homes, community groups and businesses where she lives as part of the Clare County Council “Autism Aware in Clare” initiative. Email: s.crawford@getautismactive.com

Conference presentation title:

The “GetAutismActive “Programme: providing the solution for autistic children and adults to achieve regulated health and wellbeing through learning quality movement skills: “I have never met an autistic participant who could not learn”.

Soma Mukhopadhyay

Soma Mukhopadhyay lived in India until 2001, home schooling her autistic son Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay, teaching him how to spell on a type - writer (later a computer) and hand write independently, since speech - communication was not easy for Tito. Soma and Tito were featured in a BBC Documentary "Tito's Story". By then Tito aged 11 had already hand-written a book "Beyond the Silence" which was published by the National Autistic Society (UK).

The Cure Autism Now Foundation invited Tito and Soma to the USA after they watched the BBC documentary and the parent members of the organization asked Soma to try her teaching method on their children. The success of her teaching technique on 7 non-speaking and 2 selectively speaking students with autism earned her a fellowship to implement her technique with other students in Los Angeles. Her work was featured in the ‘60 Minutes’ program and Soma’s technique began to be called the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM).

The popularity of RPM began to grow and HALO offered Soma a full time work environment. Soma continues to offer her services by offering camps, workshops and training for teachers and parents.

Soma and Tito are featured in the BBC documentary - ‘Tito’s Story’, 60 Minutes, CNN, the HBO documentary -‘A Mother’s Courage’, the National Geographic Magazine, the Scientific American, People Magazine, the New York Times and the Austin American Statesman.

Soma has a B.S. in Chemistry (honors), M.S. (Inorganic Chemistry), and B.Ed.

She is on the Advisory Board of ‘Talk School’, Pennsylvania.


7:45 AM - 8: 15 AM

Exhibitor Hall Opens 

8:15 AM - 8:20 AM

Intro AAF/Global Virtual Neurodiversity Symposium and Speaker Lineup

Brett Wilson
Host, Podcast & Audiobook Producer

8:20 AM - 8:30 AM

Manisha Lad: Opening Speech "AAF/Global Virtual Neurodiversity Symposium"

Manisha Lad
Host, Executive Director, Akhil Autism Foundation

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM

Neurodiversity in the African and Diaspora

Dr. Genevieve Kumapley
PharmD, BCOP

8:40 AM - 9:40 AM

Transition to Adulthood & Employment for Neurodivergent Talent

Hetal Parikh
Co-Founder & President

Danielle Taylor, Psy.D
Assistant Executive Director of Spectrum360

Dave Kearon

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

A Typer's Revolution: Communication for Nonspeakers with Autism

Elizabeth Bonker
Executive Director

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Great Minds Are Not All the Same

Dr.Temple Grandin
Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University Autism Advocate

11:25 AM - 12:25 PM

Mastering Motor Skills for Communication

Dr. Dana Johnson
Owner of Spellers Center, Founder of Invictus Academy Tampa Bay

12:25 PM - 12:35 PM

10 minute break session

Brett Wilson
Host, Podcast & Audiobook Producer

12:35 PM - 1:25 PM

The MNRI® Reflex Integration: Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers at risk for ASD

Isabelle R Fontaine Ped.PT MSPT, MNRI®
Core Specialist and Instructor

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Nonspeakers Have a Lot to Say: Spelling to Communicate

Elizabeth Vosseller
Executive Director at I-ASC & Director of Growing Kids Therapy Center

2:30 PM - 2:35 PM

Closing Remarks

2:35 PM - 2:50 PM

Exhibit Hall remains open

7:45 AM - 8:05 AM

Exhibitor Hall Opens

8:05 AM - 8:10 AM

Intro AAF/Global Virtual Neurodiversity Symposium and Speaker Lineup

Brett Wilson
Host, Podcast & Audiobook Producer

8:10 AM - 9:00 AM

The power of Ed-Tech for Neurodiverse Learners

Shreya Jain

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Digital Therapy for Higher Level Motor Skills

Dr Karthik Rao PT

9:50 - 10:50 AM


Ditte Young

10:55 AM - 11:55 AM

The MNRI® Reflex Integration: Maximize Developmental Potentials in Children and Young People with ASD

Svetlana Masgutova, Ph.D.

11:55 PM - 12:05 PM

10 min break session

Brett Wilson
Host, Podcast & Audiobook Producer

12:05 PM - 1:05 PM

Reinventing Autism Education ​ To Increase Positive Employment Outcomes​

Lisa Sosnowski

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

Elisabeth Black

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

Desmond Hayes

2:10 PM - 2:15 PM

Closing Remarks

2:15 PM - 2:35 PM

Exhibit Hall remains open

7:45 AM - 8:05 AM

Exhibitor Hall Opens

8:05 AM - 8:10 AM

Intro AAF/Global Virtual Neurodiversity Symposium and Speaker Lineup

Brett WilsonHost, Podcast & Audiobook Producer

8:10 AM - 9:00 AM

Programme: providing the solution for autistic children and adults to achieve regulated health and wellbeing through learning quality movement skills. Tag line: “I have never met an autistic participant who could not learn”

Dr. Susan Crawford

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Why Neurodiversity in Business is a competitive advantage.

Dan Harris

9:50 AM - 10:50 AM


Dr. Sonya Doherty

10:55 AM - 11:55 AM

The Power of Data: How Data Can Transform Lives in Autism Care – The Parent Journey

Sarah Glofcheskie

11:55 PM - 12:05 PM

10 min break session

Brett Wilson
Host, Podcast & Audiobook Producer

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

An approach that recognizes and values neurodiversity by utilizing multiple therapeutic techniques to reduce inflammation and support the restoration of mitochondrial function

HBOT USA Founder

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

The biomedical treatment of autism by evaluating and treating gut dysbiosis using the various techniques that appear to work

James Neuenschwander

2:10 PM - 2:15 PM

Closing remarks by Executive Director of AAF

Manisha Lad

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Exhibit Hall remains open


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Bonus Presentations

AAF Podcasts

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Autism Fitness

Rapid Prompting Method with Lenae Crandall

BioMedical Intervention with Dr. Freedenfield

Dr.Ashwani Garg
Epigenetics Factors Behind the Rising Number of Children with Autism

Maude Le Roux

Dr. Devin Houston
Digestive Enzymes

Manisha Lad
Digital Based Educational Tools for minimally verbal individuals with autism

Akhil Lad
Minimally Verbal Neurodiverse Individuals can now go to College

Dr. Brittany Lyman
Lego®-based Social Skills

Emily Eisen
Brain Gym

Dr Sonya Doherty
Mitochondria and Methylation cycle

Sheila Thelen
President of Vestibular Training Serivces and Master Rated Figure Skating Coach, "Spin Your Brain For Good"

Dr. Karthik Rao
Sensory Integration what is and what is not?

Dr Mary Mollway, Ed.D 
Founder & CEO-BrainWorks
TEDx Speaker Dyslexia Specialist

Dr Chandrashekhar Thodupunuri

PIVOT Ground - Sarah

Dr . Nancy Ohara

Kristen Nazzaro
Maintaining Your Sanity Parenting ADHD Webinar

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