presents AUTISM’S SPECIAL DIETS: THE GLUTEN-FREE CASEIN-FREE “GFCF” DIET 23 October 2011 Logo parent holding child holding heart with a puzzle piece


An introduction to the GFCF diet, and the role it plays in treating Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Date :

23 October 2011 (Sunday)

Time :

1:00 PM

Location :

ARROAutism Westside Family and Community Center

Cost :

ARROAutism Logo Halloween and Fall Orange and Black$20 per Individual or $15 per person if you bring a friend!

Two names need to be provided when registering and both must attend to receive the discount.

(Cost includes free admission to a GFCF cooking demonstration following the lecture, given by Kathy Henley, Director of ARRO.)

Cash or Check only: Checks made payable to: Devin’s Mom

Lecture fee collected at Event check-in

Seating limited to 50 – so sign up soon!

Registration :

To sign up, email – limited seating

Speakers :

Denise McMerrick Autism Consultant Black and White PictureDenise 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 her recovering son over the past 5 ½ years, 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 to understand 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

  • Gift Bag of GFCF products to take home
  • a Book Give-A-Way
  • and more!

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

About Dan Yedinak

Dan Yedinak is an Information Technology consultant, volunteer Web Administrator for the Autism Research and Resources of Oregon, and an Autism Advocate.
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