Mission: The USAAA mission is to enhance the quality of life of individuals and their families/caregivers touched by autism spectrum disorders by providing educational and family support through conferences/seminars and published and electronic mediums. USAAA distributes information with regard to biomedical treatments/adjunct therapies and research to parents, practitioners, students, and teachers who are associated with the autism and Asperger's Syndrome communities. The primary function of USAAA is to conduct an annual conference where parents and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders can learn about effective interventions ? both biomedical and educational. With over 30 speakers presenting at the annual International Conference, USAAA assembles leading experts who focus on ways to improve the quality of life for affected individuals and their families/caregivers by conducting presentations in the areas of biomedical interventions, research, adjunct therapies, diet and nutrition, and family issues. USAAA was the first autism and Asperger's organization to offer a live webcast of the annual conference in August, 2006. USAAA publishes the USAAA WeeklyNews email newsletter to over 50,000 subscribers.