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February 10, 2014

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Certified Nutrition Consultant Appointed to USAAA Advisory Board

julie matthewsUS Autism & Asperger Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Matthews, CNC, to the USAAA Advisory Board. Julie is a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in autism spectrum disorders and is a co-founder of Nourishing Hope. She is the author of Nourishing Hope for Autism, an award-winning parent and clinicians guide to the fundamentals of autism nutrition, dietary implementation and supplementation. She is the creator of "Cooking to Heal", an autism education and cooking class program that provides public education in cities across the country. FULL STORY

Julie was recognized last year at the National Association of Nutrition Professionals Annual Conference. Click here to view the video.

Click here to view "From Julie's Kitchen to Yours: Quick Tips for Supporting a Health Diet" was streamed live last summer in connection with the USAAA annual conference.

"Because body and brain are connected, you can improve or eliminate symptoms of AUTISM and ADHD by giving special attention to the food and nutrition children receive. Nourishing hope is about using scientific research, practical knowledge, and individualized insight to help discern, customize, and apply the most supportive food and nutrition plan for each child...There is no one-size-fits-all dietary program."

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Free Diet and Nutrition eBook from Julie Matthews

book coverScientific evidence continues to validate that food and nutrition matters for those with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, PDD, and other related disorders. Learn how to use diet and nutrition choices to help your child with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, PDD, and other related disorders by getting the FREE e-book, Using Food and Nutrition to Improve ADHD and Autism, by Julie Matthews. It explains WHY and HOW diet helps, and WHAT to do to get started. Ms. Matthews is a leading autism nutrition expert, USAAA Conference speaker, and was recently appointed to the US Autism & Asperger Association Advisory Board. You can read more about Julie, and sign up for the free eBook by clicking here.

The FREE eBook comprises four articles that are simple enough for anyone to understand.

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9-year-old with Asperger's recognized for saving mom from house fire

Nick DiVito, 9, received a commendation from the Deptford Fire Department on Friday afternoon for saving his mother from a potential house fire.

Nick, who has Asperger's syndrome, woke up at about 7:15 on the morning of Nov. 21 and smelled smoke. Neither he nor his mother, Jackie Nebel, were due to get out of bed for another 15 minutes when Nicholas discovered that a large box fan in Nebel's room had caught fire.
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"When kids like that get excited, they lose control. They're all over the place," Nebel said. "Every day I have to fight with him to wake him up for school. The way he acted so calm and so cool, it's a big deal. He's my hero."

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The Touching Asperger's Storyline on Parenthood

Many shows on TV offer viewers an escape from reality - shows featuring highbrow families living in ornate castles or series' where immaculately dressed crime investigators pick their way around gruesome crime scenes in stiletto heels. And there's always the option to tune in to a scripted "reality" show that bears no resemblance to reality.

NBC's Parenthood is no such escapist fare.
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Perhaps the most acclaimed story line of the series surrounds Max Braverman and his struggles with Asperger's syndrome. When the show debuted in 2010, actor Max Burkholder played 8-year-old Max Braverman, who had not yet been diagnosed with Asperger's. Burkholder has brilliantly "grown up" with his character, who is now a high school student. If you know a family that has been touched with an autism spectrum disorder, you'll see them in this family, even if the details are not exactly the same - fear, frustration, exhaustion, giftedness, surprises, and social isolation are all common issues for these families.

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conference news update

USAAA 2014 World Conference
September 4-7, 2014

On September 4-7, 2014, the US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) launches its 9th Annual World Conference in Kansas City, Missouri at the award winning Marriott Country Club Plaza hotel. Over 35 of the world's most respected experts will discuss New Research, Treatment Modalities, Resources, and Avenues for Advocacy. After four days, you will leave the conference armed with tools of practical protocols, valuable hope, and new resources for support for your child, family member, patient, friend, student, or yourself.
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Certified Nutrition Consultant Appointed to USAAA Advisory Board

Free DIET and NUTRITION eBook from Julie Matthews

9-year-old with Asperger's recognized for saving mom from house fire

The Touching Asperger'’s Storyline on Parenthood

USAAA 2014 World Conference - Sept 4-7


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