2022 Autism Summit

Feeding difficulties are common in children with disabilities, including autism. These difficulties can impact your family’s health and relationships. The 2022 Autism Summit will provide your family with information on proper nutrition and effective ways to increase your child’s interactions with a variety of foods. Common mealtime struggles will also be addressed.

Free to attend (registration required) | Limited to 90 attendees 
No childcare provided
Catered lunch provided
Event will not be recorded
Certificate of attendance available upon request

Session 1

The Role of Nutrition in Feeding Kids with Autism
Sara Thomas, MS, RDN,CSP, LD

  • Explain the benefits of proper nutrition for patients with autism spectrum disorder
  • Recognize challenges to proper nutrition in the autism population
  • Describe the efficacy of nutritional interventions used to help manage autism and ADHD
  • Identify strategies to improve nutrition for children with autism

Session 2

Practical Strategies for Picky Eaters and Bringing the Joy Back to Meal Time
Crista Porter, MOT, OTR/L
Lakyn Habiger, MS, CCC-SLP

  • Tips for practical language to use at meal time
  • How to explore foods in different ways

Session 3

Organizing Mealtime and Addressing Interfering Behavior
Linda Burgen, BCBA

  • State strategies to promote a positive mealtime environment
  • Recognize interfering behaviors and their precursors at mealtime
  • Understand how feeding distress leads to feeding beliefs and behaviors associated with it
  • Identify strategies to improve feeding behavior outcomes

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Thank You To Our Autism Summit Partner

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