Friday, August 7, 2009

Biomedical feeding conference in Temecula Aug 22nd

In a few weeks I will be heading to Temecula CA for the Biomedical Feeding Conference with Dr. Kurt Woeller, Julie Matthews and Dawn Winkelmann. It is like the trifecta of Autism gurus, IMHO because I know all three and just adore each of them for their wisdom, caring and unending devotion to helping families with kids on the spectrum! I will be on hand to promote New Beginnings. If you are in the area, or even here in Phoenix Metro, it is a close enough drive or short enough flight, if you have a child with Autism, on a special diet, and/or who has feeding issues, you NEED to go to this. Here is the schedule:

8:00-8:30 Registration / Exhibits

8:30-10:00 Kurt Woeller “The Secrets to Success with a Biomedical Approach to Autism”
Biomedical intervention, i.e. diet, supplement support, laboratory testing has tremendous benefits for individuals on the autism-spectrum. However, there are so many options of what to do first, second, third…Dr. Woeller will explain which therapies have the greatest percentages for success and how to prioritize these therapies to help your child.

10:00-10:15 Break / Exhibits

10:15-11:15 Julie Matthews “Nourishing Hope: Nutrition and Diet Intervention for Autism”
Learn why proper diet and nutrition is essential for those with autism. Julie will present the
scientific rationale for nutrition intervention and provide an overview of the respective therapeutic applications of the many ASD diet options including GFCF, SCD, Body Ecology, Feingold, low oxalate, and more. She’ll discuss the foundations of a healthy diet, making changes that work for the whole family, and tips for picky eaters.

11:15-11:30 Break / Exhibits

11:30-12:30 Dawn Winklemann “Feeding & Swallowing: A Medical Overview for Kids on the Spectrum”
Feeding and swallowing difficulties are common for children on the autistic spectrum. Ms.
Winkelmann describes feeding disorders, the swallowing process, and the rationale behind our
children’s refusal to eat. She provides some realistic medical solutions and recommendations for
feeding our children.

12:30-1:30 Lunch Break / Exhibits (Bring your own lunch)

1:30-2:30 Julie Matthews “Cooking To Heal – The “How To” of Implementing an Autism Diet”
Julie will discuss the implementation of an “autism diet,” focusing on the GFCF diet and including
common meal ideas and substitutions for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and others. You’ll learn
time saving tips, get meal ideas, and receive kid-friend recipes for implementing the GFCF diet,
as well as learn how to evolve the diet for experienced families.

2:30-2:45 Break / Exhibits

2:45-3:45 Dawn Winklemann “Practical & Playful Feeding Tips: Food, Pills and Supplements”
We shouldn’t have to struggle with our kids to get the nourishment they so desperately need. Ms. Winkelmann will bring her basket of therapy goodies to demonstrate practical and playful ways to encourage your child to eat food, swallow pills and drink supplements safely and consistently.

3:45-4:00 Break / Exhibits

4:00-5:15 Kurt Woeller “Methyl-B12 Therapy and its Incredible Benefits for Autism-Related Disorders”
Methylcobolamin, a form of B12 vitamin, is a fundamental component in biomedical intervention.
This vitamin influences attention, focusing, environmental awareness, language, detoxification,
etc. All of these are critical functions for anyone on the autism-spectrum. Dr. Woeller explains the significance of this important therapy, including how to obtain it, administer, and what to know regarding benefits, side effects and more.

5:15-5:45 Panel Q & A

5:45-6:00 Exhibits

Here is the pricing:

Conference Pricing
Early Bird Registration Fee (until 8/1/09) ......................................................$45
On-Site Registration Fee (after 8/1/09 & at the door)....................................$75

Contact me if you need a registration form!

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