Help From Medical Experts

MEDICAL

Health Related Services

General health related services related for those with autism.

Dr. Bradley Willcox

Dr. Willcox is a Professor and Director of Research at the Department of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, at the Kuakini Medical Center (KMC) Campus. He is also a Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Kuakini Hawaii LIFESPAN and HEALTHSPAN Studies and co-Principal Investigator of the Okinawa Centenarian Study. He is also active clinically as a Physician co-Leader of the Long Term Care Hospitalist Service at The Queens Medical Center. Dr. Willcox trained in Medicine at the University of Toronto, Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and Geriatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Jon Barrie

Having been the victim of a snow skiing accident several years ago where I suffered a broken hip followed by a massive stroke, I looked to alternative health means when I noticed how well a neighbor was recovering from her stroke. She told me about Colon-Hydrotherapy and Homeopathy. Medicine had always been an influence in my life and I studied it off and on during my other career in aviation. To make a long story short, I became a certified Colon-Hydrotherapist (CT) and enrolled in and completed a 4 year advanced Homeopathic course (Dynamis School-Jeremy Sherr.) I have been studying and practicing Homeopathy since 1998. I became a full time Professional Homeopathic Practitioner (PHP) in 2003.

Marianne Jesser

Marianne Jesser is a Special Education Advocate with over fifteen years of experience working with families and school districts in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties. She completed the Special Education Advocate Training (SEAT) program, a project funded by the US Department of Education and offered through USC’s Center for Excellence with Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) in 2008 and was awarded a Certificate for completing 115 hours of coursework and 115 hours of supervised internship with a Special Education Attorney. She is also a member of the Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys (COPAA). She recently became a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and volunteers monthly with her foster child, for whom she holds educational rights.

Paul Mutti

Dr. Mutti was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta. He graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward California in 2005. After graduation, Dr. Mutti associated with a group of chiropractors and opened up 5 clinics immediately in Edmonton and Ontario. Today, after many years in practice, Dr. Mutti founded Century Park Pain & Health in Edmonton—winner of the Consumer’s Choice Award for Chiropractic offices. Dr. Mutti was one of the first doctors to introduce Spinal Decompression to the Capital region.

Medical and Diagnostic

Understanding the different medical approaches in diagnosing those with autism and finding the right treatment.
Dr. Arnold

Cynthia Arnold

Dr. Arnold is a Lifetime member of the International Dyslexia Association and attended the international conference in 2012. Her clinical expertise is in testing, diagnosing and treating developmental differences: Autism/Asperger’s/ASD, ADHD/Executive Functioning, Dyslexia and resulting emotional and behavioral challenges.

Howard M. Goldfischer

Dr. Goldfischer has been working with children and adolescents across the country in a variety of settings. He brings his expertise with children to you to help your child with his or her particular issue. Being a father of four children, Dr. Goldfischer also possesses a keen understanding and genuine care for children, and employs a humanistic approach in working with his patients.

Sveta Silverman

I began my medical career as a pediatric surgeon in the former Soviet Union. After I made Canada my home in 1991, I broadened my studies and work into the field of pathology. As a pathologist, I’m really good at finding the root causes of medical problems. I’m also good at finding ways to heal medical conditions. I have a passion for eating well, living a healthy lifestyle and preventing disease. I am a lifelong learner and as such, I am widely published and I am a Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians in Canada. As a Royal College Fellow, I am always enhancing my learning and skills through my commitment to continuing professional development through the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

Mental Health Professional

Getting professional advice for those with mental health problems and how to address them.

Alan J Barnett

As a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst for more than 35 years, I have had the privilege to work with different populations on a great variety of issues. I’ve helped individuals, couples and families cope with their problems (depression, anxiety, grief, relationships, career, life transitions, etc.) to attain significant and durable transformations in their lives; they gained valuable insights into past experiences, became resilient in achieving their goals, and developed successful relationships.

Dorothea C. Lerman

Dorothea Lerman, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL), where she coordinates a master’s program in behavior analysis and serves as director of the UHCL Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. She received her doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Florida in 1995, specializing in the experimental analysis of behavior. Her areas of expertise include autism, developmental disabilities, early intervention, functional analysis, teacher and parent training, and treatment of severe behavior disorders (e.g., aggression, self-injury).