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January 20, 2015

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8-Year-Old Autistic Boy Arrested & Put In Straight Jacket, Parents Sue

By AJ, wcrz.com

A Tennessee couple is suing Sumner County for $500,000 after their 8-year-old autistic son was put in a straight jacket and arrested after an outburst at school.

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Colton Granito, who is on the autism spectrum, had a meltdown at school last February, when he hit his teacher. Instead of following the crisis management plan that was in place, the school called the police. Colton, 8, was arrested and charged with assault. He was placed in a jail cell.

Colton Granito, who is on the autism spectrum, had a meltdown at school last February, when he hit his teacher. Instead of following the crisis management plan that was in place, the school called the police. Colton, 8, was arrested and charged with assault. He was placed in a jail cell.

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Customizing Diet & Nutrition for Autism Webinar for Nutrition and Healthcare Professionals

Julie MatthewsThis Thursday, January 22nd at 3pm PST is an important webinar for nutrition and healthcare professionals - about WHY and HOW to customize dietary strategy for those with autism. It's called "BioIndividual Nutrition for Autism: Customizing Diet and Nutrition Recommendations."
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The webinar is led by our Advisory Board Member, Julie Matthews, an internationally respected Certified Nutrition Consultant, Speaker and Author of the award-winning book "Nourishing Hope for Autism".

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One very important thing that Julie Matthews, CNC, has learned through 14 years of working with children with autism is the need to customize their diet and nutrition recommendations - that following any single dietary approach may be inadequate and bio-individualizing diet is essential.

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New Year's Sleep Resolution: Sleep Like a Baby

by Julie Matthews, CNC

Julie MatthewsNew Year's sleep resolution... Are you in?

The best thing about this "resolution" is that you don't have to do ANYTHING! ...Just sleep.

While Nourishing Hope is about healthy food and nutrition that nourishes our children (and nourishes hope for a healthy future for your family), I think it is essential this year to talk about nourishing PARENTS too. READ FULL ARTICLE

Additionally, sleep is very important to mental health. In a study by James E. Gangwisch, et. al, adolescents with parental set bedtimes of midnight or later were 24% more likely to suffer from depression and 20% more likely to have suicidal ideation than adolescents with parental set bedtimes of 10:00 PM or earlier. The researchers concluded, "The results from this study provide new evidence to strengthen the argument that short sleep duration could play a role in the etiology of depression."

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In this issue:

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8-Year-Old Autistic Boy Arrested & Put In Straight Jacket, Parents Sue

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Customizing Diet & Nutrition for Autism Webinar for Nutrition and Healthcare Professionals

New Year's Sleep Resolution: Sleep Like a Baby

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