Supporting the Wellbeing, Body and Mind, for those with Autism and Other Special Needs

Top Quote The Profectum Foundation supports parents and professionals as they strive to help each individual reach their full potential regardless of their diagnosis. The 4th International Conference coming to Pasadena, CA this March brings autism and mental health treatment up to date through the latest research and practice supporting the mind and body. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) February 11, 2016 - Profectum Foundation invites parents and professionals to attend their 4th International Conference, March 18-20, 2016 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. Awakening Human Potential in Mind and Body: Implications for Parents and Professionals in Autism and Mental Health Treatment, is a conference bringing Autism and mental health treatment up-to-date through the latest research and practice supporting the mind and body so that stress in particular from multiple sources can be recognized and treated.

    Five novel areas holding great promise in supporting both physical and emotional wellbeing are highlighted, including:
    Cutting edge technology that improves well-being and development in Autism, SPD and Mental Health Treatment
    How medical conditions, including chronic pain and anxiety, can be recognized and treated to calm the body and mind
    A groundbreaking trans-disciplinary team approach to improving long term outcomes of underserved children with toxic stress
    The "father factor" and how it can enhance all family's lives, regardless of constellation
    Case presentations emphasizing how all the above approaches can be added to the DIR Model treatment to support a child's engaging, relating, communicating, thinking and creativity

    Managing daily life and chronic stress and are important priorities for children & families on the Autism & special needs journey. Keynote presentations by leading scientists, clinicians, and educators feature state-of-the-art research and treatment models to advance progress for individuals diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, Sensory Processing Disorders, Anxiety, Challenging Behaviors, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity, Mood Disorders, and other neurological differences that can impact social, academic, or vocational function at any age.

    This year the list of distinguished presenters include: Rosalind Picard, ScD, from MIT; Brenda Jones Harden, MSW, PhD, from the University of Maryland; Lonnie Zeltzer, MD, from UCLA; "Skip" Rizzo, PhD from USC; LouAnne Boyd, MA, from UC Irvine, and Sheila Anderson, PhD, from Weber State University. Profectum Faculty presenters include Serena Wieder, PhD; Tal Baz, OTR/L; Traci D. Swink, MD; Ricki Robinson, MD, MPH; Monica G. Osgood; Connie Lillas, PhD, MFT, RN; and Mona Delahooke, PhD.

    This conference program is filled with practical tools, insights and information for professional, parents and caregivers of those with Autism and other special needs.

    For more information please visit the Conference Website,

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