presents AUTISM’S SPECIAL DIETS: THE GLUTEN-FREE CASEIN-FREE “GFCF” DIET 20 January 2012 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 :

20 January 2012 (Friday)

Time :

7:00 PM

Location :

ARROAutism Westside Family and Community Center

Cost :

Autism Research and Resources of Oregon Logo Ice$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.

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 1.5 hour 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! The lecture is approximately 1 ½ hours. 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.

Printable Material

GFCF Lecture Flyer – 20 January 2012

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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