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Webinar: Managing autism-related GI issues and feeding problems

Free Oct 21 webinar for caregivers will include live Q&A with experts
September 28, 2015

Join dietician Patricia Novak and occupational therapist Karla Ausderau for a free webinar on improving nutrition in children with autism and gastrointestinal (GI) issues and/or food allergies.

The webinar will take place Oct. 21, 2015, at 1 - 2:30 pm Eastern and is sponsored by Nutricia North America, a maker of medical nutrition formulas.


Ms. Novak works within the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She has more than 30-years’ experience helping children who have autism overcome feeding issues.

Dr. Ausderau pursues research and works with families on the sensory and motor aspects of autism-related feeding issues, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Their presentation will be followed by a live question and answer period with participants.

The webinar and discussion will focus on:

* How autism’s core symptoms can affect eating

* The most common disrupted-eating patterns in children affected by autism

* How GI issues, food allergies and other underlying medical problems can disrupt eating patterns in children with autism

* Evidence-based strategies to support mealtime behavior and foster nutrition in children with autism and GI issues or food allergies