Lauren Underwood is a popular conference speaker covering a "best practices" model for treating autism, combining biomedical & ABA therapies to improve optimal outcomes. Given the significant volume of research on the outcomes of treatments based on the principles of applied behavior analysis, it is clear that ABA is a necessary treatment for children with autism. Research also supports a biomedical etiology for autism. While studies are being conducted to identify exact biomedical pathways and their scientific basis, case studies based upon practical applications of this research suggest that the likelihood of successful outcomes improves when biomedical interventions are concurrently used to treat medical comorbid conditions present in individuals diagnosed with autism. Dr. Underwood is the parent of a child recovering from autism and a health educator/biomedical consultant for families of autistic children. She is a senior staff scientist for SSAI, Inc. supporting NASA.