skip to content

Strategies and Considerations for Supporting Neurodivergent Clients with Feeding and Eating Challenges

Date and Time: November 21, 2023, 12 - 1 pm ET
Hosted by: The Addiction, Mental Health and Eating Disorders Network
Speaker: Naureen Hunani, RD

Feeding and eating challenges are commonly observed in neurodivergent people. Neurodivergence can impact feeding abilities, food preferences and the ability to prepare and plan meals. This webinar will offer perspectives on the difficulties faced by neurodivergent people when it comes to supporting adequate nourishment and accessing care. The presenter will provide guidance on how to accommodate the needs of neurodivergent people and build a liberatory and affirming practice.

Learning objectives:
1. Understand how certain neurodivergent traits can impact eating and feeding;
2. Recognize potential barriers that can make accessing nourishment and care difficult;
3. Explore ways that providers can offer support, enhance nutrition and advocate for accommodations.

To register:
This event is accessible for free to members of the Addiction, Mental Health and Eating Disorders (AMHED) Network. Learn more about the network and join here

Speaker bio:

Naureen Hunani is a multiply-neurodivergent activist and registered dietitian with over 18 years of clinical experience. She founded RDs for Neurodiversity, a neurodiversity-informed online continuing education platform for dietitians and helping professionals.

She has a private practice in Montreal, Canada, where she treats children, adults and families struggling with various feeding and eating challenges through a trauma-informed, weight-inclusive and anti-oppressive approach.

Naureen has extensive experience working with neurodivergent families, including autism spectrum, ADHD, sensory processing differences and other forms of neurodivergencies. She has had the privilege to share her knowledge at national and international conferences and is incredibly passionate about helping professionals build neurodiversity-affirming practices.
Back to top