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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


Due to COVID-19, the ability to access face-to-face professional development has become very limited.  Thus the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) has agreed to extend CE credit for this archived MFLN Early Intervention webinar for ILLINOIS providers through Jun. 30, 2022.  Individuals seeking CE credit to be used towards other state or agency credentials should contact their credentialing/licensing agency for guidance.

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.

Continuing Education Credit/Certificate

  • This webinar has been approved for 1.5 CPEUs for registered dietitians.

Presenter Information

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

  1. Hi Florence. As discussed in the webinar video, you can access the evaluation and post-test by clicking on the purple button on the event page for the webinar. If you look directly below the embedded video you watch, there is text that states, “Click the button below for CE credit or Certificate of Completion.” Below that you will see a large purple button labeled “Continuing Education Credit/Certificate.” Click on that. Complete the evaluation. As mentioned in the webinar, upon completing the evaluation, you will see a message that provides you with another link to access the post-test to earn CE credit. If this process is not working for you, please contact us at MFLNFDEarlyIntervention@gmail.com.

  2. Hi, I just finished the whole video but I could not find the post test site. I need to take the test after I watch this video today, September 18, 2020.

  3. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Hi. Do you know if ASHA
    Or the state of Tennessee has approved this for CEUs? Thank you.

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

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

  14. I would like to register/ Wendy Tuck, MA, Child Developmental Specialist. Not sure how to actually register!

  15. There is plenty of space available! Also the recording will be posted on the event page for archived viewing.

  16. 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!

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