the Lyme Autism Connection
August 25, 2008
Hosted by Mary Woods
Tami Duncan is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Lyme Induced Autism (LIA) Foundation located in Corona, CA. The foundation focuses on education, awareness, and research into the connection between Lyme disease and autism. Duncan co-founded the organization after her son was diagnosed with autism and she with Lyme disease. She is the host of an online radio show called The Lyme-Autism Connection on Autism One Radio and the author of several articles and editorials published in Lyme Times, Public Health Alert, and The Lyme-Autism Connection, a monthly column in the Townsend Letter. Bryan Rosner is the author of four books focusing on Lyme disease education. He is an internationally recognized author, educator and speaker. His articles and books on Lyme disease have received critical acclaim from patients and physicians in more than 15 countries. A journalist by trade, his writing turned toward Lyme disease after he contracted the stubborn infection in 2001.
One Hour AT A Time
Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
Recovery, whether it is from substance abuse or a mental illness, or both requires a treatment plan, which in many cases is as effective as treatments for other chronic illnesses. “One Hour AT A Time” will increase awareness about recovery and decrease the discrimination against individuals in the recovery process. Host Mary Woods, will help people understand the recovery of adults and families living with co-occurring substance use disorders and psychotic and/or affective illness over the course of a lifetime. Helping individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need to take personal responsibility for their health and supporting individuals in their efforts to get on with life beyond illness has been Mary’s mission and she now brings that mission to the airwaves.
Mary is the CEO of WestBridge Community Services. She is also a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with more than 25 years experience in substance abuse services and community mental health programs. Mary has conducted extensive workshops and trainings with a primary focus in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change Theory and Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders. She is also a contributor to the development of the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Practitioners and Clinical Supervisors Workbook and Practice Demonstration Video. Mary was the Chairperson of the NH State Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals. She has been a member of the NH Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor’s Association since 1984, and has served as the Northeast Regional Vice President for the NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, President of NAADAC and is currently past president of NAADAC.