Dr. Anju Usman is director of True Health Medical Center in Naperville, Illinois. She specializes in biomedical interventions for children with ADD, Autism and related disorders. She has been involved in research regarding copper/zinc imbalances, metallothionein dysfunction, biofilm related infections and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. She is on the executive committee for the Autism Society of Illinois, as well as serves on the advisory boards for TACA (Talk About Curing Autism and Generation Rescue). She is on faculty for MAPs (Medical Academy for Pediatric Special Needs). Dr. Usman received her medical degree from Indiana University and completed a residency in Family Practice at Cook County Hospital, in Chicago, Illinois. She is board certified in Family Practice and Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM).
Dr. Devin Houston, Ph.D., is the founder and CEO of Houston Enzymes. Dr. Houston obtained his doctorate in biochemistry from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. His graduate work focused on enzyme discovery and subsequent research at University of Virginia and Saint Louis University focused on enzyme mechanisms involved in cellular communication. Dr. Houston followed his academic career with several years of research and development in enzyme manufacturing with special focus on the digestive needs of those with autism. His company, Houston Enzymes, provides a variety of targeted enzyme products for digestive support.
Dr. Hulseman attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her family practice residency training at the Swedish Hospital Family Practice Residency in Seattle, WA. She is fully licensed and board certified in family practice. After residency, she worked for six years in Seattle as part of a large multi-specialty group. She then moved to Indianapolis with her husband, Robert, and children Hannah and Ryan, so she could be closer to family. Dr. Hulseman currently practices a broad range of family medicine, but has a special interest in Autism. She has been treating patients with Autism using the holistic approach she has learned through MAPS (Medical Academy of Pediatric Specialists, formerly DAN!) since 2002. She has helped well over 700 families with autism to date, and will become a fellow of MAPS in 2015. She hopes in the near future to spend all of her practice time treating children with special needs.
Dr. Justus attended Indiana University and earned a bachelor’s of science in Microbiology. He earned his DO degree from Des Moines University. After which, he completed an internship at Westview Hospital in Indianapolis and a family medicine residency at Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska. After six years in the Air Force, he returned to Indianapolis where he has been practicing and teaching family medicine for almost 20 years. He is currently Assistant Program Director for the Community Westview Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency in Speedway. He started treating children with autism in 2009 after his son’s diagnosis in 2008. He is board certified in family medicine and is pursuing a fellowship in the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS).
Dr. Carter studied medicine at Wright State University and completed her Family Medicine residency at St. Francis Hospital in Beechgrove, Indiana. Dr. Carter practices Family Medicine in New Castle, IN where she has been located for fifteen years. She is inspired by her son and his peers to help other children on the autism spectrum. She offers children and young adults on the spectrum biomedical treatments and is working towards becoming a MAPS fellow. In her free time, Dr. Carter enjoys running, hiking, and being with her family.
Staci Small MA, RD is a Registered Dietitian providing medical nutrition therapy to clients of all ages and conditions. As owner of The Wellness Philosophy Inc., her practice specializes in identifying and treating food allergies and sensitivities, biomedical nutrition care for autism, ADHD and other special needs, treating IBS and digestive health issues, and implementing specialized diets such as the gluten free and casein free diet (GFCF), Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) as well as the Gut and Psychology Syndrome diet (GAPS). Ms. Small completed both a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Before working in private practice, Staci worked as a Clinical Research Dietitian for the Indiana University School of Medicine and in public health as an educator and media spokesperson. Ms. Small is trained in the previously recognized Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) nutrition protocol and is currently enrolled in the membership program to the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS).
Maria Janik is the mother of two boys diagnosed with Autism in 2006. She Co-Founded Indiana Biomedical Kids (IBK) online support group for families in Indiana and surrounding states seeking alternative and traditional therapies to help improve the quality of life for their children. That same year Maria Co-Founded the National Autism Association of Indiana and serves as the Chapter President. Her organizations not only bring awareness, they bring hope and treatment options to parents including the latest in scientific research. Maria’s background is as a Marketing Specialist and not in the medical field. She shares information so families may learn and work with their medical clinician to develop a custom program for their child. Information in her presentations are not to be considered medical advice.
Ann Richardson, BA, LMT, CHC is a certified massage therapist trained by the Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education (CARE) as a Raindrop Facilitator, currently studying for certification as a Raindrop Instructor. In addition she trains with AromaSounds Vibrational Healing in Vibrational Raindrop and Raindrop Harmonics and is a Certified Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. She practices multiple therapeutic massage and bodywork modalities in Avon, Indiana and holistic health coaching in person or by phone nationally. Only when Ann studied “learning disabilities” and ADD while she was home educating her 2 sons, did she realize the depth of her own cognitive challenges. Adding therapeutic grade essential oils has benefited her entire family physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually. Ann teaches workshops and classes about how therapeutic grade essential oils and diet support healthy brain function.
Amy Buckles is a certified medical massage therapist who specializes in NKT (Neurokinetic Therapy), and the Raindrop technique using essential oils. Amy has integrated additional modalities in her practice such as essential oils, the BioMat, and corrective exercise and movements to better help her clients move and feel better. Her passion for natural healing stems from her own challenges with concentration and anxiety, and raising a child with ADHD. In addition, Amy is driven to be fit, and live a happier and healthier life while helping others with the same goal in mind. As a married mom of three boys, Amy uses essential oils to help combat issues with digestion, allergies, mood and focus. Treating clients suffering from ailments such as lyme disease, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and autoimmune diseases, Amy strives to elevate her clients’ health on every level, especially body, mind and spirit. Amy is the proud owner of Massage Fit by Amy Buckles.
A mom of three, Jessica Gamache is a champion of natural living and biomedical interventions, successfully treating autism and autoimmune disorders within her household. She uses her past experiences as a writer, journalist, blogger and spokeswoman to power her crusade against autism and the state of American health at large.