The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be (#5941)


Thursday, July 26, 2012: 1:15 PM-2:45 PM
Pacific Salon 1 (Town and Country Resort and Convention Center)
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The science of autism as a whole body system condition is maturing. Research is demonstrating contributions from gut microbes, immune and infectious issues. Whole brain health impacts how well we can learn and think. Stress, allergies, sleep, sensory thresholds, attention and learning are all linked. We will review practical everyday implications for how we eat, take care of our physical environments and manage stress for ourselves and our autistic loved ones that can make living and functioning go much better.
Presenter:

Martha R. Herbert, Ph.D., M.D.
Assistant Professor, Neurology (Pediatric)
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Martha Herbert is a Harvard pediatric neurologist who authored the book "The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be". Her TRANSCEND Research Program takes a whole body approach to brain imaging, studying structure, function and brain tissue, to understand brain change in development, regression and treatment response.