Symposium 2006

Exploring educational, biomedical, and therapeutic interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Autism Society of the Bluegrass and Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital presented a one-day conference in February 2006 featuring presentations on a variety of topics of interest to parents, caregivers, health care professionals, educators, students and therapists.


Notes are attached for numerous presentations. These notes can’t capture what the speakers said or their interaction with the attendees, but we are happy to share this information.

Presenters and Topics

Sheila Wagner M.Ed.
“Including Elementary Students with ASD: Setting the Stage for the Future” and
“Including MS/HS Students with ASD: Realizing the Dream”
Assistant Director at the Emory Autism Center and the Program Coordinator of the MONARCH School-Age Program at Emory University

Boyd Haley, Ph.D.
Role of Mercury in Developmental Disorders
Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky

Mary Megson, M.D.
Vitamin A and Bethanecol
A pediatrician in Richmond, VA who has extensively researched the effects of cod liver oil

Amanda Ralston, BCABA
Applied Behavior Analysis

Paul Glaser, M.D., Ph.D.
Pharmaceutical Interventions
Associate professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center

Tori Carraway, M.A., CCC-SLP
Introduction to Relationship Development Intervention

Camille Skubik-Peplaski, MS, OTR/L, BCP
Sensory Integration Dysfunction

Frank Kersting, Ph.D.
Higher Education
Communications Disorders Clinic at Western Kentucky University

Dr. Neel Soares
Early Intervention
Board Certified Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

Tanya Sturgill, MS SLP
“Respecting Autism: What We Learn From Our Friends On The Spectrum”
Autism Resource Specialist in Fayette County Schools

Dr. M. Nicholas Martin
Vitamin B6
Lancaster, KY

Cheryl Dunn
Visual Strategies and Structured Teaching
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