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Food and Feeding Issues in ASD

Food and Feeding Issues in ASD

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Author: Autism Research Institute

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Kelly Barnhill, MBA, CN, CCN, holds the position of Director at the Nutrition Clinic within The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development. With a wealth of experience spanning more than a decade, Kelly is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist who has dedicated her career to specializing in nutrition for children dealing with autism and related disorders. Under her guidance, The Johnson Center’s team of dieticians and nutritionists has successfully served over 3000 children.

Beyond her clinical responsibilities, Kelly assumes the role of Clinical Care Director at the Johnson Center, where she oversees the management and implementation of comprehensive care strategies across various practices within the organization. Her journey in the field began in 2008 when she accepted the role of Nutrition Coordinator for the Autism Research Institute. In this capacity, she designs and supervises curriculum and training programs for numerous nutrition practitioners annually, also directly training thousands of parents. Kelly is in high demand as a presenter, regularly delivering lectures at national and international conferences throughout the year.

Her work and research at JCCHD represent the culmination of many years of dedication and expertise, with a significant focus on unraveling the biological foundations of autism. Kelly’s contributions have played a pivotal role in raising awareness about the critical need for specialized services for children facing autism and related disorders. She is a proud alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.


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