AUTISM’S SPECIAL DIETS : The Gluten-Free Casein-Free (GFCF) Diet

Devins Mom Logo Autism Consultant Presentation at ARRO Westside Family and Community CenterIntroduction

An introduction to the Gluten-Free Casein-Free (GFCF) Diet, designed to give parents and caregivers a basic overview of the diet, implementation strategies, troubleshooting, and to clarify misconceptions.



Time :

1:00 PM


ARRO Westside Family and Community Center




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Denise McMerrick, Kathy Henley

Denise McMerrick Autism Consultant to speak at ARRO Westside Family and Community CenterDenise McMerrick has been a consultant to families with loved ones on the autism spectrum,in the Portland area, since 2007. She has successfully implemented the GFCF diet for herrecovering son and found it to be a critical healing component. Studying,and living with, the special diets, Denise brings to our community not only the information tounderstand the GFCF diet… but the practical experience as well.


This lecture is an introduction to the GFCF diet, and the role it plays in treating Autism Spectrum Disorders. The presentation is designed to give parents and caregivers a basic overview of the diet, implementation strategies, trouble-shooting, and clarifying misconceptions surrounding this particular diet. Handouts included, GFCF food samples provided. This lecture is approximately 1 hour, and will be immediately followed by a GFCF cooking demonstration, given by Kathy Henley.

Although aimed at educating parents, the material covered may also be valuable for developmental therapists, educators, medical/dietary practitioners, and anyone who is interested to learn about why many kids on the autism spectrum are on special diets.

Cost of Event: $20 per person
The cost includes free admission to the GFCF cooking demonstration immediately after the lecture, given by Kathy Henley, President of ARRO.

Autism Special Diets August 14th 2011 Printable Flyer

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