Mitochondrial Disease & Autism: What Happens When the Battery Runs LOW?

  • 18 Sep 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
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Mitochondrial Disease & Autism:
What Happens When the Battery Runs LOW?

A WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS & PROFESSIONALS

 Presented by

Kristi Wees, M.S. Chem

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  


AOTA, Act 48, and Social Workers Credits Available


Autism Connection of PA

35 Wilson Street #101

Pittsburgh, PA 15223


Recommended audience includes parents and extended families of children with ASD, teachers, paraprofessional and BHRS support staff, occupational therapists, guidance counselors, social workers, RN’s, clinicians, advocates, behavior specialists, and all those desiring knowledge about mitochondrial disease and autism spectrum disorders


Biography:
Kristi Wees received her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Penn State University and was one of the inaugural graduates of the Schreyer’s Honors College at Penn State. She went on to complete her Master’s degree studies at UCLA in Chemistry. She has extensive industrial experience as well as hands on medical and clinical experience as she navigated her own daughter’s medical journey back to restored health. She is a passionate advocate for all children no matter what the diagnosis, because she believes that every family deserves the best quality of life together with their child.


Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:


  • locate where the mitochondria are found in a human cell and what their purpose is
  • define how impaired mitochondrial function can impact a person with autism
  • identify potential toxins to the mitochondria which may impair function
  • identify compounds and nutrients which are essential for optimal mitochondrial function
  • describe how improving one's mitochondrial function may be able to positively impact the health and behaviors of an individual with autism
  • be able to list the type of testing that can be discussed with one's physician to test for mitochondrial disease and dysfunction

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