Speakers: Wednesday

Carolyn, Andrew and Nicholas Gammicchia

“Autism Safety Training: First responder collaboration for safer communities”
Founders of The Law Enforcement Awareness Network
Their mission is to provide first responders with information and resources that will allow them to better serve individuals within their communities affected by hidden disabilities and mental illness. However, Carolyn was fired from the police force for violating department policies in 2008. They are also active in anti-vaccination groups and believe that vaccines are the cause of autism.

Colleen Cimador

“Treating ADHD Naturally”
Certified Holistic Health Coach, from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.
Believes that ADHD can be cured through dietary changes that remove exposures to “toxins”.
Pseudoscience category: Diet

Sheri Davis

“The Feingold and GFCF Diets”
Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Logistics Management
Believes that The Feingold diet and GCFC diet can cure autism. The Feingold dates to the 1970s and eliminates nearly all processed foods as well as many fruits and vegetables. The gluten-free, casein-free (GFCG) diet removes gluten and casein containing foods from the diet.
Pseudoscience category: Diet

Stephanie Seneff, PhD

“Glyphosate Pretending to be Glycine: Devastating Consequences”
Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Believes that GMOs and glyphosate (the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup) cause autism by disrupting the gut microbiome.
Pseudoscience category: GMOs/glyphosate

Esther Grondahl

“The Hidden Dangers of GMOs and Pesticides”
Musician and Middle School Choir Teacher
Believes that GMOs, glyphosate, additives and food dyes are all simultaneously responsible for autism.
Pseudoscience category: GMOs/glyphosate, Diet

Zen Honeycutt

“What Moms Are Doing About GMOs, Glyphosate, and Toxic Burden”
Founder of Moms Across America, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Believes GMOs and glyphosate are the causes of autism. Has also promoted CD/MMS (more than once) on the Moms Across America Facebook page.
Pseudoscience category: GMOs/glyphosate

Bose Ravenel, MD

“ADD – Healing vs. Drug Treatment: A Pediatrician Sees the Light”
Believes ADHD, autism, and other behavioral disorders do not actually exist, despite extensive evidence of a strong genetic component for ADHD and other neurobehavioral phenotypes. There are legitimate scientific questions about ADHD and especially the use of medications, but whether or not ADHD exists is not one of those questions.
Pseudoscience Category: Denial/Big Pharma Conspiracy

Judy A. Mikovits, PhD

“Immune-Related Adverse Events and Keys to Prevention and Treatment of ASD”
Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Believes that autism spectrum disorders are acquired immune deficiencies, caused by exposure to chemicals, heavy metals, GMO foods, and multi-antigen vaccinations in susceptible individuals. Her previous work on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has been completely discredited.
Pseudoscience category: GMOs/Glyphosate, Vaccines, Heavy Metals

Kathleen DiChiara, FDNP, INHC, BNIP

“Accessing the Health of the Brain via the Microbiome in our Gut”
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.
Believes that a targeted approach to healing the mucosal lining of the gut, restoring bacterial balance in our inner ecosystem, and honoring our symbiotic relationship with microorganisms is the foundation for our body’s ability to heal.
Pseudoscience category: Gut microbiome

William John Walsh, PhD

“Epigenetics and Autism Prevention”
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
Believes that dietary control of epigenetics can cure or prevent autism. Believes that autism is not a disease that begins in utero but that is a result of sudden or cumulative environmental insults to assault the epigenome.
Pseudoscience category: Diet, Epigenetics

Jennifer Giustra-Kozek, MS

“Nutritional Support / Natural Remedies for ADHD, ODD, Sleep and Anxiety”
Psychotherapist, Master of Science in Counseling and a bachelor’s in English/criminal justice
Believes that autism can be cured through diet and that for every prescription drug there is a natural alternative.
Pseudoscience category: Diet

Emil DeToffol, DDS

“Electromagnetic Fields and Autism: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself”
Retired dentist and engineer, CEO of Less EMF Inc.
Believes that electromagnetic fields cause autism and will sell you devices to block these EMFs.
Pseudoscience category: EMFs

Sheri Davis

“The Benefits and Uses of Essential Oils”
Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Logistics Management
Believes essential oils will cure nearly any ailment, including autism.
Pseudoscience category: Essential Oils

Sharon Mahan, MBA / Jennifer Barsamian

MBA, Corporate Marketing / Ava Andersen Consultant
“Avoiding Toxins in Everyday Products: Reduce, Remove, Recover”
Believe that autism can be cured by removing “toxins” from the home.
Pseudoscience category: Toxins