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Mealtime Stress and Food Sensitivities - an adaptable Action Plan

Posted on Wednesday, 16 September 2020, in Child Autism, Parenting & Families

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This event took place on 16 September 2020


In this event, host Lucy Sanctuary, Speech Therapist and at Clinical Partners, and Eating Disorder Specialist Dr Vicki Ford and Dr Ann Ozsivadjian explored discover practical ways to address challenges around food.


You can view the full recording, and information on further OpenHouse events, on our Facebook page here.


Dr Vicki and Dr Ann have put their key insights into an adaptable action plan infographic below.  Please feel free to use and share. We’ve also added further links to resources we hope you find useful.


OpenHouse on Autism Mealtime Stress Adaptable Action Plan


Additional Resources


Building a healthy relationship with food for autistic children

Discover your child's superpower

Recognising mental health issues in autistic children



What to do when your autistic child has a meltdown in public

Self care tips for parents with autistic children

The autistic traits you might not think to look for in girls


Further information

Autism Explained – Comics from Rebecca Burgess

Diagnosing Autism in children

Autism Assessments

Parenting Support

Rae Britton

Rae Britton Content Editor BA Joint Hons, QTS

Rae oversees the creation of a range of content that offers insight, support and guidance on mental health issues. She is both passionate and ably qualified. She is a former primary school teacher, while she also has three children, two of whom are neurodivergent, having ADHD and autism. This means she can combine her expertise and direct experience to shape content that helps those in need to survive, thrive and excel.

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