Semi-Annual Workshops

Putting the Pieces Together Workshop

The Autism Society WNY invites you to attend

Putting the Pieces Together: A Biomedical Approach to ASD

James Adams, Ph.D.
Director of the Autism/Asperger’s Research Program at Arizona State University

Co-Sponsored by The Speech-Language-Hearing Association of WNY and Associated Physical and Occupational Therapists, PLLC

Virtual Workshop | Saturday, April 17, 2021 | 8:45 am – 12:45 pm


Dr James Adams

Dr. James Adams is Director of the Autism/ Asperger’s Research Program at Arizona State  University (ASU).  Working  in conjunction with physicians, nutritionists, biochemists, and others,  his research is focused on the causes and treatment of autism across the lifespan.  Dr. Adams believes the addition of research-based biomedical therapy to treat individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can improve the effectiveness of ongoing educational, therapeutic, and behavioral interventions.  Dr. Adams will give an update on his groundbreaking research since he last presented in Buffalo in 2016.

This workshop will focus on:

  • General treatments for autism
  • Seizures– medications, supplements, and diet
  • Nutritional and dietary supports
  • Microbiota Treatment Update
  • Prevention of ASD
  • Benefits and adverse effects of psychiatric medications on those with ASD

It is applicable to individuals with ASD, parents/caregivers, SLPs, OTs/COTAs, PTs/PTAs, teachers, administrators, mental health professionals, and any other professionals/paraprofessionals working with those with ASD.   This presentation will discuss individuals with ASD across the lifespan.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. List three treatment strategies for ASD.
  2. List two treatment strategies for seizure disorders for those with ASD.
  3. List three strategies to prevent ASD.
  4. List three improvements in language, behavioral, and coping skills demonstrated as a result of the diet and nutrition study.

Disclosure: James Adams financial – Dr. Adams is employed by Arizona State University, a consultant for Finch Therapeutics. Non-financial – Dr. Adams is the Founder and President of the Non-Profit Autism Nutrition Research Center.


The Autism Society WNY has decided to hold the spring workshop  using a virtual platform instead of an in-person event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  

Online registration is required.  Please note that there will be no mail-in registration for this event. Online registration and payment through PayPal will be available until April 14, 2021. Materials (i.e. registration links, handouts, etc.) will be e-mailed to attendees prior to the workshop.

PLEASE NOTE: No refunds will be given after April 7, 2021.

TypePriceCEU Credits
Parent/Family/Individual$10.00n/a
Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist$30.00.35 ASHA CEUs
OT or COTA$30.003.0 NYS Continuing Competency Hours for  OTs/OTAs; Please note that these hours may be used towards completing AOTA continuing competency requirements, but are not offered through an AOTA approved provider.
PT or PTA$30.00.3 NYS PT Board Continuing Education Hours
Other Professional/ Paraprofessional or Student$20.00No CEUs Awarded

All SLP/OT/PT attendees obtaining continuing education credits will receive a Certificate of  Attendance.  

Parents, other professionals and students will receive a Certificate of Attendance (NOT conferring CEUs) if requested prior to the event.


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