|Meet the Presenters
Dr. Bradstreet, MD, FAAFP is founder of and a treating physician at the International Child Development Resource Center in Florida, adjunct professor of nutritional neuroscience and child development at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, adjunct professor of neurosciences at Stetson University, and a clinical consultant to the University of California Davis MIND Institute. A versatile man in the research and treatment of autism spectrum disorder, he has published landmark studies with regard to the role of mercury and measles virus in autism, such as A Case Control Study of Mercury Burden in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, as well as speaking before Congress and the IOM. His 11-year old son, Matthew, is recovering from autism. Dr Bradstreet is the founder of a special school for children with autism that encompasses biological, behavioral, sensory, auditory and speech therapies into a combined program.
Anita Bratt, N.D.
Dr. Anita Bratt is a licensed naturopathic doctor (ND) practicing in North Vancouver, B.C. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1994, Dr. Bratt attended the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Oregon and Bastyr University in Washington, before completing her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005 at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, B.C. Dr. Bratt graduated first in her class and was honored with the award for academic excellence.
Dr. Bratt is the mother of three children. After her oldest son was diagnosed with autism, she developed a specific interest in the research and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. She uses a biomedical and Defeat Autism Now! approach in treating ASD, along with naturopathic therapies. Dr. Bratt hosted the first Outreach Clinic for Autism & ADHD in Western Canada in conjunction with The Great Plains Laboratory. Dr. Bratt is a published author of numerous autism-related articles. She is a member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and is board-certified in Acupuncture and Chelation Therapy.
William Shaw, Ph.D.
Received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and human physiology from the Medical University of SC. He is board certified in the fields of clinical chemistry and toxicology by American Board of Clinical Chemistry. He has supervised large endocrinology, nutritional biochemistry, and toxicology and immunology departments at the CDC and Smith Kline Laboratories, and was a director at Children’s Mercy Hospital. Dr. Shaw is the Director of The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. for Health, Nutrition, and Metabolism, a laboratory specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of metabolic disorders of adults and children. He is author of Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD and a frequent speaker at autism conferences worldwide.
- Be able to identify the major toxins in the environment and what they can do to reduce heavy metal exposure.
- Understand why heavy metals play a major role in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
- Will learn the key factors in effective treatments for based on environmental factors
- Understand what interventions may be beneficial to reverse autism symptoms.
- Identify how genetics can be treatment guidelines for intervention therapies.
- Get the tools to reverse symptoms of autism.