Sunday, March 1, 2015 (8AM - 6PM) CDT
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NUHS Campus / Lombard, IL 
200 E. Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148

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Lincoln College of Postprofessional, Graduate and Continuing Education 
Phone: 630-889-6622
Email: postgrad@nuhs.edu 


Please note the following fees and their deadlines:

$200 with registration before February 20th
$225 with registration after February 20th
$250 at the door

$125 before February 20th
$150 after February 20th
$175 at the door 

If paying by check, all checks must be received by our office prior to the program taking place otherwise the at the door rate will apply.

CE hours approved in IL, MI, IN, WI, & IA. Please inquire about additional states / provinces.

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**Please note that this class will be recorded for later use as online continuing education. A media release waiver will be presented to registrants at the begining of the course.**  


Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders & Natural Treatments for Supporting Vibrant Health on the Spectrum 

Dates: March 1, 2015
Times: Sunday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
NUHS Campus / Lombard, IL
Instructor: Janet Lintala, DC
Hours: 8.0

Program Description
The practitioner will learn approaches to treating children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ADS), from setting up the office, to diagnostic tools, lab tests, treatment protocols and being part of a multi-disciplinary team.  *Please note that there will be no adjusting techniques covered in this course.

The program content will be presented in all lecture format.

Hour 0-0.5:         Overview of Autism

  • Diagnostic Criteria
  • Signs of Autism 
  • Dilemma: How does my patient get an official diagnosis of ASD?
  • Related conditions
  • Autism Rates
  • Causes and Models
  • Traditional Therapies and Treatments
  • Traditional pharmaceuticals
  • Prognosis for adulthood              

Hours 0.5-1.5:    Overview of Medical Problems Associated with ASD

  • GI dysfunction
  • Immune dysfunction
  • Inflammation
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Impairments in methylation chemistry
  • Mitochondrial Dysfunction
  • Detoxification impairments
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Sensory Issues
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Behavioral Optometry
  • Tic disorders and obsessive tendencies
    • Relationship to PANDAS
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression and difficult behavior

Introduction to Case Studies

  • What is happening to the children in school
  • What is happening to the adults in Residential Living

Hour 1.5-2.5:      Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Chiropractic Office

  1. An Autism “Makeover” for your office
  • Includes:  Prevention and Working Well with MD’s, Nurses and Therapists      
  1. The “Diagnostic” New Patient Questionnaire
  • This is a tool that I have developed over a number of years of practice
  • How to assess the patient with ASD and generate a Treatment Plan using the Diagnostic Questionnaire

Hour 2.5-3.5:      Case Studies

  • Pediatric Case Presentations – treatment protocols and results
  • Adult Residential Living Case Presentation with treatment protocols and results

Hour 3.5-4.5:       Overview of Lab Tests for ASD Patients

  • When to order
  • Includes a symptom chart I have developed to help determine which test to order
  • CDSA- Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
  • Organic Acid Test
  • Amino Acids Test
  • Vitamins D2 and D3 
    • Includes why to treat with Vitamin D3 and not D2
  • IgG Food Sensitivity Panels    
  • Porphyrins, Red Blood Cell elements
  • Case studies

Hour 4.5-6.5:      Probiotics

  1. Basic Biomedical Treatment Plans                           
  • Basic GI Protocols
    • Information on zinc, essential fatty acids, cod liver oil
    • Immune Protocol
      • Information on Vitamin D3
      • Oral health, tic disorders, obsessive tendencies
        • Information on xylitol
      • Calming strategies for anxiety and aggressive behaviors
        • Information on GABA
      • Sleep hygiene
      • Building a multispecialty treatment team for your patient

Hour 6.5-8:         Advanced Treatment Plans

  • Attention and focus
  • Anti-inflammatory and Methylation Strategies
  • Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Case studies

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