San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
ARC of Hope’s 2013 Spectrum Conference is for families who have children struggling with autism spectrum disorder, ADD/ADHD, PANDAS, (Pediatric Auto-immune Neuro-psychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococus), RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder) anxiety or depression, learning disabilities, and more. Spectrum is different from other conferences because the focus is not on a single developmental diagnosis or a single treatment or therapy. In one day, ARC of Hope will present speakers on a variety of topics designed specifically to provide parents with information that will help their child improve their ability to care for themselves, learn, and better integrate into society.
Our topics and presenters include:
- Bio-medical - Dr. James Neuenschwander, M.D.
- Nutrition - Dr. Susan Mc Creadie, M.D.
- Function & Movement - Sarge Goodchild
- Structure - Dr. Michael Husmillo, D.C., D.A.C.N.B., F.A.C.F.N.
- Theraputic Parenting - Joy and Des Davies
- Education & IEP Advocacy - Holly Brommer
In the morning, each presenter will give a 15-minute TED-style talk. In the afternoon, attendees will choose two of six traditional conference presentations to get more detailed information about an area of particular interest. Attendees will be given notebooks to record key ideas and action steps, so that by the end of the conference attendees will have an action plan to help guide them and their child through the next steps of recovery. Attendees will also receive flash drives with information from sponsors, links to relevant resources, and copies of the presentations.
When & Where
Healing Complex Kids
Healing Complex Kids provides hope and healing to families that are struggling with how to best help their complex (special needs) children. We have a strong dedication and interest in helping all families that struggle with finding the resources they need to maintain family stability.
We provide hope in the form of awareness. We want parents, teachers, therapists, and medical practitioners to know that it is possible to recover many children from their complex diagnosis.
We provide healing in the form of education. Through this web site, our social networks, and events we host or sponsor, we present solutions to help complex children recover.
Our on-going and long-term mission is to provide families with the resources they need in the form of education, awareness, and interventions so they and their children can have the best family experience possible and help children grow up in healthy, loving families.