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Yuck! I Don’t Eat That! Nutrition & Selective Eating in Young Children with Autism

Wed June 12, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT


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About This Webinar:

Many families of young children with autism and related disorders face challenges related to diet, nutrition, and food selectivity. This webinar addresses common concerns of families surrounding dietary preferences and limitations often seen in young children with autism. The presenters highlight the effects of food preferences, aversions, and special diets on child and family outcomes and discuss ways professionals and families can encourage young children with autism to broaden their diet. They also provide strategies for ensuring quality nutrition in young children with autism and related disorders.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Click the button below for CE credit or Certificate of Completion. 
You will be prompted to complete an evaluation after which a link will be provided.

Participants seeking state early intervention CE credits and/or certificate of completion within one year of the live event date, should click the Continuing Education Credit/Certificate button below.

Continuing Education Credit/Certificate

  • This FD Early Intervention webinar offers CE credits through the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) at the University of Illinois for providers in Illinois. To learn more about EITP, go to eitp.education.illinois.edu
  • Attention BCBAs:
    • One and a half (1.5) BACB CE credits are available for attending the LIVE webinar event only.
    • Please arrive on time to ensure your attendance is noted for the duration of the webinar.
    • Those attending the live event for BACB CE credits must log in individually.  Group logins are not permitted for those seeking BACB CE credits.
  • The following states have agreed to recognize the CE credits we offer: Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and service coordinators in Washington.
  • Providers in Connecticut can receive contact hours applicable towards their certification or licensing renewal requirements from this webinar.
  • Michigan offers 1.5 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) for the webinar.
  • This webinar provides annual professional development hours for providers enrolled in the West Virginia Birth to Three program.
  • Professionals in Wyoming can receive PTSB credit for this four-part webinar series in its entirety.  Individuals must complete each webinar and post-test to receive any PTSB credit.  No partial credit will be awarded.
  • This webinar has been approved for 1.5 CEPUs for registered dietitians.


Dr. Jamie Pearson, a former ABA therapist and autism program consultant, is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences at North Carolina State University. Dr. Pearson earned her PhD in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she developed FACES, a parent advocacy program designed to support African American families of children with autism. Her areas of focus include: (a) investigating disparities in the diagnosis of autism and access to services for minority families, (b) assessing the impact of parent-advocacy and empowerment training on family dynamics and child outcomes, (c) implementing classroom-based interventions that promote effective learning and engagement for underrepresented children with autism; and (d) building positive partnerships between educators and parents of children with disabilities.

Dr. Hedda Meadan is a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois, a Goldstick Family Scholar, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Meadan’s areas of interest include social-communication skills and challenging behavior of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and intervention methods to enhance these spheres of functioning.

Supporting Children with Autism Through Their Day | Series

The four-part webinar series focuses on supporting young children with autism and their families. Throughout the series, highly respected presenters lead us through important steps in the lives of families of children with autism and related disorders.

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20 Replies to “Yuck! I Don’t Eat That! Nutrition & Selective Eating in Young Children with Autism”

  1. I’m interested in attending this Selective Eating in Autism seminar. Are there only a limited number of spaces? If so, when do you suggest registration on 5/1/19?

    Thanks for your help with this!

    1. Hi Wendy. Please use the “Confirm RSVP” button along the right hand side of the webpage to register. Thanks.

    1. Hi Janessa. You can RSVP by using the “Confirm RSVP” button along the right hand side of the webpage. Thanks.

    1. Hi Jennifer. Unfortunately, this webinar does not carry ASHA credits. I did reach out to a point-of-contact in TN EI system but did not receive a reply. Thus, to my knowledge, this webinar has not been approved by TN either. However, you may wish to contact someone within the TN system to see if they have approved it. Thank you.

    1. Hi Amy. There is an area along the right hand side of the webpage where you can RSVP. Enter the requested information and click “Confirm RSVP.” You will then receive an email with additional details. Thanks.

    1. Yes, Kay. This will be recorded and available for viewing later. The only CE credits that require live attendance are those for BCBAs who want credits from the Behavior Analyst Credentialing Board (BACB). All other CE credits for this webinar are available for up to one year after the live event. Thanks.

  2. I registered for webinar, but have not received email confirmation. How long does it take to receive email confirmation?

    1. An email reply with connection information is typically within minutes of confirming your RSVP. Some email systems may mark the email as spam or junk so check those folders. The sender is “Event RSVP from Military Families Learning Network” and the subject is “your tickets from Military Families Learning Network” If you don’t see the email there, you can try RSVPing again or email us at milfamln@gmail.com

  3. I’ve b en trying to get on the webinar for about an hour. It keeps saying error and the number I’ve called stated that the member id number was invalid . What do I do next?

    1. Yes, Mary. As noted above this FD Early Intervention webinar offers CE credits through the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) at the University of Illinois for providers in Illinois.

  4. Hello, the website says that I already took the survey, or that my session has expired. I still have not received my certificate for attending this webinar.

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