Following the success of our study day last year, myself and Elaine Mealey are working hard on adding to and refining the content for our new 2-day Master Class.
To read more about it and book a place – https://autismfordietitians2013.eventbrite.co.uk/
Over 2 days we will try to help dietitians have an in depth understanding of the dietary issues faced by individuals on the spectrum. Key to this (I think) is to try to put yourselves in the shoes of an individual. To enjoy eating you need to have had positive experiences of food, to understand what a food is and how to eat it, to enjoy the taste, smell, feel and sound of the food as you eat it, and to be free from pain that puts you off eating.
We also believe that you shouldn’t really holding a course about autism without involving an individual on the spectrum. We are therefore really excited to have Rob Parton, an inspiring young man from Swansea, talk about how his autism affects his experience of the world. Check out his Facebook page here and a YouTube clip of him speaking here. His mum Anna (a fellow dietitian) will also talk about what things helped him from being a troubled and non-verbal child who only ate a handful of foods to now being a surfer, professional speaker and a lover of good food.
If you know anyone who would be interested in attending please let them know – we expect the event to sell out.