Autism Breakthrough: Uncovering New Comorbidities That Complicate Autism

Denver, CO, September 04, 2012 --( A worldwide breakthrough in the clinical evaluation of autism will be announced at a news conference in Denver, Colorado Friday, September 7th. The announcement will reveal surprising results of brain scans on over 1200 individuals with autism. The news conference will be held in conjunction with the US Autism & Asperger Association World Conference (

J. Michael Uszler, MD, Medical Director of the Nuclear Medicine Department at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California and Assistant Clinical Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA, has identified brain region over-activity compatible with co-occurring conditions (co-morbidities) that can complicate the management of this devastating disorder. This new information can provide significant help to practitioners for optimizing treatment strategies. Dr. Uszler will be presenting his findings from pediatric and adolescent autism brain SPECT scans for the first time worldwide.

The four-day conference, September 6-9, will also highlight Keynote address speaker Dr. Martha Herbert, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and a Pediatric Neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and Dr. Temple Grandin one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world and a Professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University.

“The conference will be streamed live in its entirety and anyone registered for the LIVE broadcast will be able to not only view the entire conference, but also see Dr. Uszler present his surprising findings,” said Lawrence P. Kaplan, PhD, Chairman of USAAA.

“While parents and professionals can always gain the most by experiencing the USAAA conference firsthand, this year we will be providing a unique online viewing opportunity,” said Dr. Kaplan. “It will be the most comprehensive live stream of an Autism and Asperger conference ever.”

Media: To gain access to view the news conference, contact or call 801-816-1234 ext. 8.

Parents, Students, Family Members and Professionals visit to register for the Live streaming of the conference.

About USAAA: US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) is a leading non-profit organization for Autism and Asperger education, support, research, and solutions. The goal of USAAA is to “Provide the Opportunity” for individuals with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders to achieve their fullest potential. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-9AUTISM.

Contact Information:
US Autism and Asperger Association
Gail Michele
801-816-1234, ext. 8
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