An estimated 129 million children and adolescents worldwide have ADHD,     and 1 in 36 children is now diagnosed with autism! 

If you want scientific research, clinical knowledge, and practical insight to help personalize and apply the best nutrition plan for every child you work with, then this training is for you!

Class meets Tuesdays: March 19, April 2, 16, 23, 30, and May 7, 14, 21, and if needed, 28th. Pre-recorded content may be provided on Tuesdays when there is no live class scheduled. 

Note: Due to the nature of live training, the schedule is subject to change on occasion
All live sessions are also recorded for your review. 
Individual module registrants: Recordings are viewable through September 2024 – all slides and handouts may be downloaded to your permanent files
Full certification bundle program registrants: You’ll have access to module content for the full 4-yr duration of your program. 

This program is pre-approved for 15 CPEs for RDNs. Others should inquire with their credentialing board.

With New Insights, You’ll Have More Impact on Neurodevelopmental Disorders! 

ADHD and ASD Often Coexist…

Both ADHD and ASD are neurodevelopmental disorders (brain development has been affected in some way). That means both conditions/disorders affect the central nervous system, which is responsible for movement, language, memory, and social and focusing skills. ASD has many similarities to ADHD, but there are also differences between the two.

More than half of all individuals who have been diagnosed with ASD also have signs of ADHD. In fact, ADHD is the most common coexisting condition in children with ASD. On the flip side, up to a quarter of children with ADHD have low-level signs of ASD.

Although adults can have both ADHD and ASD, the combination is not as common as it is in children. While ASD is considered a lifelong disorder, long-term studies have shown that in one-third to two-thirds of children with ADHD, symptoms last into adulthood.


Let’s Get on Top of This!

In this informative training, we’ll examine the various subtypes under the umbrella of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and potential, contributing factors for ASD development. The critical roles of methylation and genomics, oxidative stress, gastrointestinal function, microbiome, and the immune system will be explored in depth.

You will be provided comprehensive coverage of the clinician’s role in the management of ADHD/ASD disorders, including implementing specialty diets, diet dos and don’ts, interventions for difficult eating behaviors, and supplemental support options. Various adjunct therapies will also be explored.

Functional Medicine focuses on prevention and support through root-cause foundational imbalances. Nutrition is the very cornerstone of influence and support!

Get Ready To Cover Some Major Ground…

  • The vital role of methylation 
  • Gastrointestinal function and the microbiome 
  • Diet’s contribution to elevated symptoms
  • Pre-natal influences
  • Neurotransmitter imbalances
  • Traditional support medications
  • Impact of epigenetic expression
  • ADHD/ASD signs/symptoms assessment
  • Functional Medicine Labwork: interpreting and prioritizing
  • ASD subtype classifications
  • The connection to environmental/chemical toxic exposure 
  • Behavior modification 
  • Detoxification protocols 
  • Interventions for difficult eating behaviors
  • Personalized therapeutic diets 
  • Supplement support option 
  • And much more!

Use the Functional Medicine “System’s Biology” Approach to Gain More Tools in Your Toolbox and the Skills it Takes to Impact Health More Than Ever Before!

Course Objectives: 

After completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe how Autism is multi-factorial in origin and how the conditions/behaviors develop as a result of those factors.
  2. Identify the role of gastrointestinal function, immune system, and microbiome in ADHD and Autism.
  3. Explore the impact of chronic exposure to toxins on the body and how to assist the methylation pathways when a child is genetically vulnerable.
  4. Summarize the potential impact of various foods on ADHD/ASD symptomology and the challenges of feeding this population.
  5. Discuss the role of dietary supplements and how to effectively use them while keeping in mind methylation, genetics, and methods of ingestion.

Your Presenter: Susan Allen-Evenson RDN, LDN, FMNS

Susan Allen-Evenson, RDN, LDN, FMNS

Susan Allen-Evenson, RDN, LDN, FMNS

Founder & Mentor, Next Level Functional Nutrition

Thirty years ago my mentor in the field of Functional Medicine helped me realize there was more to nutrition than I learned in my conventional training. Enticed, this led me down an exciting path of discovery that transformed me, both personally and professionally. I hear often from my clients, “No one else has ever told me this” and “I feel better than I have in years!”

Enthralled with my 6-figure success and sky-rocketing career growth using IFMNT, I realized I just had to share this with my peers. This vision is what birthed my own mentor program almost 20 years ago, which eventually grew into the international training initiative Next Level Functional Nutrition, where noted experts join me in influencing thousands to incorporate IFMNT into practice.

My mission is to see nutrition considered the very cornerstone of health and to have my colleagues experience no less than the level of respect and success they so deserve, yet often struggle to have. I truly believe IFMNT is the key!

I am proud to be considered one of the pioneers in our global healthcare transformation. I’ve got a proven track record as an award-winning author, speaker, and sought-out consultant at several leading Functional Medicine centers in the US. Join me on this amazing journey and see for yourself how much more you can grow and make a difference in helping others!

You Can Help Where It’s Desperately Needed!

15-Hr Online Training Intensive for Healthcare Professionals
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