Autism Spectrum Disorder:  Nutrition...a piece of the puzzle

Live Seminars

Elizabeth provides seminars (schedule below) designed to provide the most current scientific-based information on nutritional interventions for the treatment of Autism. Elizabeth presents the nutritional interventions in a simple and practical step wise approach starting with the basic and moving to the more advanced nutritional interventions. Topics include a healthy chemical-free diet, vitamin/mineral supplements, omega-3 fatty acids, food allergies, GI disorders, feeding problems, GFCF Diet, vitamin B6, nutrition to enhance the detoxification system, and how to include nutrition goals and objectives in the child’s IEP.

Seminars are designed for parents and all professionals (Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Early Intervention Specialisst, Dietitians, Nurses, Teachers, Physicians, etc...) providing services to children with autism, PDD, Asperger's, ADD, or ADHD.

Elizabeth has presented at local, state, national, and international conferences for organizations such as WIC, Early Childhood Intervention, Head Start, Department of Education, Autism Society of America - State Chapters, American Dietetic Association, State Dietetic Associations, Parent Advocacy Groups, and the International Nutritional Conference in Mexico.

Elizabeth Strickland Seminar Elizabeth is available for

  • - Staff training
  • - Conference speaker
  • - Keynote speaker
  • - ½ day or 1-day workshop
  • - 2-day workshop

Whether your organization is interested in a one-hour conference presentation, half-day staff training, or a full-day workshop, Elizabeth will work with you to design a presentation to meet the specific needs of your organization.

Examples of topics:

  • Impact of nutrition on brain development and function
  • How nutrition affects a child's behavior, mood, and ability to learn and focus
  • The connection between nutrition, autism, and the brain
  • Inclusion of Nutrition in IEP Goals & Objectives and IFSP Outcomes & Objectives
  • How Nutrition Therapy enhances a child's response to Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy,
    Physical Therapy, Special Education Services, ABA, and Behavioral Therapies
  • Vitamin & Mineral Supplements (how to select a supplement & get the child to take it)
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids (EPA & DHA)
  • Gluten Free Casein Free Diet (GFCF)
  • Special elimination diets (fact vs. fiction)
  • Nutrients, herbs, and nutraceuticals commonly used by autistic children
  • Identifying and treating food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances
  • Rationale, theories, and science behind the common nutritional interventions
  • The role of other professionals (OT, SLP, PT, EIS, Teachers, etc… in nutritional interventions
  • How gut problems contribute to behavior and feeding problems
  • Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of GI disorders
  • Reestablishing a healthy GI tract with nutritional interventions
  • The difference between a "Picky Eater" and a "Problem Feeder"
  • Factors that contribute to a child's feeding problem
  • Strategies to increase a child's acceptance of new foods and expand his diet
  • Role of the multi-disciplinary team approach to resolve feeding problems

For more detailed information on seminar content or speaker fees, to schedule a seminar in your area, or to be contacted by Elizabeth to discuss your event, contact Elizabeth at (830) 237-2886 or

What previous attendees have said about Elizabeth's live seminars:

"What an amazing speaker! The course was full of information and Elizabeth was organized, efficient and interesting throughout. She had a pleasant and down-to-earth manner that made this course one of the best I have ever attended. Great knowledge of the subject and a wonderful delivery. Elizabeth kept my attention all through the day. Can't wait to get home and find more information this speaker has published. I will recommend this speaker to everyone I know."  K. Bufalari, Speech-Language Pathologist

"Elizabeth is the ultimate presenter - knowledgeable, articulate and personable. Her personal stories about her son bring the "mom" perspective to the forefront."  Speech and Language Pathologist

"Elizabeth has a tremendous ability to communicate volumes of information that is technical in an understandable way."  Parent Advocate

"She is really easy to listen to."  Educator

"Such a nice training. I learned more here from Elizabeth than all other previous workshops I've attended. Thank you!"  Parent

"What I liked best about this training was Elizabeth made the information practical to everyone in the room."  Occupational Therapist

"I liked that Elizabeth could relate real life clinical experience into the presentation."  Registered Dietitian

"Elizabeth is a very good speaker. Very personable!" Parent Advocate

"Elizabeth is sooooo knowledgeable and makes information useable to us."  Parent

"I liked the way Elizabeth weaved stories of her son and her patients into the presentation."  Speech Language Pathologist

"I would definitely recommend this workshop to others!"  Special Education Teacher

"WOW!"  Dietetic Student

2017 Live Seminars Schedule

   Last updated March 1, 2017

Date: March 31, 2017
Time: 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Session Title: Autism and Nutraceuticals ...
What are nutraceuticals and how can they help the child with ASD?
Nevada Dietetic Association
Participants: Registered Dietitians
Location: Reno, NV
Information & Registration:   Website:
Date: April 7, 2017
Time: 10:30am - 12:00noon
CEU: 1.5 hours
Session Title: HELP ... My Child Won't Eat!
Participants: Early childhood educators, therapists, dietitians and parents
Sponsor: WV Dept of Education and WV Dept of Health & Human Resources
Conference: 20th Annual Celebrating Connections Conference
Location:Charleston, WV
Information & Registration:
telephone: 888-983-2827, ext. 410
Date: April 20, 2017
Time:9:30am - 10:30am
CPEU:1 hour
Session Title:Autism and Nutraceuticals ... What are nutraceuticals and  how can they help children with
Participants:Registered Dietitians
Sponsor:Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Conference:2017 Spring Conference
Location:Norman, OK
Information & Registration:   website:
telephone: 877-656-8874

For additional information regarding Elizabeth's upcoming seminars, please email Elizabeth at

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Typically approved for Registered Dietitians, Dietetic Technicians, Speech Language
Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists,
Social Workers, Educators, and Counselors.

If you have questions regarding continuing education credit, please email Elizabeth at

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