Patricia S. Lemer, M.Ed, NCC
Patricia Lemer is co-founder and the Executive Director of Developmental Delay Resources ( DDR), an international, non-profit organization integrating conventional and holistic therapies for children with developmental delays. She holds a Masters of Education in counseling and learning disabilities from Boston College and a Masters in Business from Johns Hopkins University. She is a National Certified Counselor, and practiced as an educational diagnostician for over 30 years. Ms. Lemer lectures nationally on autism spectrum disorders. She is especially interested in helping families prioritize therapies, so as to use their financial personal resources most efficiently. Another area of Patty's great interest is vision and the role of visual dysfunction in AD(H)D and autism. She is the author of numerous articles.
Kelly Dorfman, M.S., L.N.D.
Kelly Dorfman is a health program planner and nutritionist with a special interest in children. Twelve years ago, she co-founded the non-profit organization, Developmental Delay Resources ( DDR). The purpose of DDR is to educate parents, teachers and health professionals who deal with children facing attention, behavior and cognitive challenges. DDR helps people decide what to do after the diagnosis and while waiting for research. The organization also provides information and training in non-drug interventions that address the root causes of these conditions. Kelly's special talent for integrating information from many sources and finding practical solutions has made her a popular speaker and workshop leader. She has lead workshops and lectured in over 20 cities. Sponsoring groups have included doctors, therapists, optometrists, international associations and schools.
| Barbara Loe Fisher |
Barbara Loe Fisher is the co-founder of the non-profit National Vaccine Information Center ( NVIC), founded in 1982 by parents of vaccine injured children and dedicated to preventing vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and defending the informed consent ethic. As president of the largest and oldest consumer-led vaccine safety advocacy organization, she has led a national, grassroots movement to institute vaccine safety reforms and informed consent protections in the public health system for more than a quarter century. She is editor of the weekly NVIC E-News, and a blogger, and many of her articles on vaccines and vaccine policies appear on NVIC's website. She has written extensively on the science, policy and ethics of mandatory vaccination and co-authored the first major critique of America’s mass vaccination system -DPT: A Shot in the Dark.
| Mary Rentschler, M.Ed |
Mary Rentschler is an expert in educational kinesiology, Brain Gym, Reflex integration, Psycho-kinesiology, and Family Constellations in Washington, DC. Mary Rentschler has a master’s degree in Special Education and 15 years of experience as a learning disabilities specialist in a mental health center for elementary school children. Certified by the Educational Kinesiology Foundation as a Brain Gym Consultant and Instructor, she teaches classes and addresses a wide range of learning issues in her private work with adults and children.