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New Frontiers In Autism Masterclass

Nutrition Solutions for Autism & Neurodivergence

Learn from experts – Professor Michael Crawford, Dr Alessio Fasano, Dr Rona Tutt OBE, Anne Pemberton & Patrick Holford


Recording is now available!

What’s driving autism and neurodivergence?
To answer these questions this masterclass brings together a team of leading scientists and clinicians who, each have a piece of the puzzle to help unravel the remarkable increase in autistic spectrum and neurodivergent diagnoses. They come together to show us what practical steps parents can take to optimise their child’s unique abilities.


Professor Michael Crawford PhD, FRSB, FRCPath,

Professor Michael Crawford is the Director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition. Professor Crawford is a pioneer in human nutrition research and a world- leading authority in the field of fatty acids and lipids in particular, their role in human brain development and evolution, and the implications of maternal nutrition for mental health. He is currently a visiting professor at the Imperial College, London. Faculty of Medicine, Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction.

Dr Alessio Fasano MD

World-renowned pediatric gastroenterologist, research scientist Alessio Fasano, MD, directs the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC). He is also Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and director of the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at MGHfC. A professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and professor of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Fasano is author of Gluten Freedom and co-author of Gut Feelings: The Microbiome and Our Health.

Dr Rona Tutt PhD OBE,

Dr Rona Tutt is a former President of the National Association of Head Teachers and continues to be involved in their work, chairing their National Forum for Neuroscience and Special Education. Rona has an MA in Linguistics and a PhD in the education of children with autism. In 2004, Dr Tutt was awarded an OBE in recognition of her tireless work to improve the education and life chances of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Rona has authored numerous books such as Educating Children with Complex Conditions.

Anne Pemberton MSc, PGCE(Autism), RGN

Anne is a Functional Medicine and Nutrigenomics practitioner and mother of a child diagnosed with autism. Formerly a nurse in cardiothoracic intensive care units her background in healthcare allowed her to dive deep into ways to help her son who now has a Masters degree and career in engineering. She has become one of the leading experts in the UK in how best to support ’neurodivergent’ children with optimum nutrition and psychology and other supportive therapies

Patrick Holford

Patrick Holford, is a leading spokesman on nutrition and mental health and founder of both the Food for the Brain Foundation, and the Institute for Optimum Nutrition. Originally trained in psychology, Patrick was involved in ground-breaking research showing that multivitamins can increase children’s IQ scores – the subject of a Horizon television documentary in the 1980s. Patrick also co-authored Optimum Nutrition for Your Child and Optimum Nutrition for the Mind.


What’s in a diagnosis?

Understanding overlapping disorders and neurodivergence Dr Rona Tutt PhD, OBE

Maternal nutrition & neurodevelopment

What has the mother’s diet in pregnancy got to do with autism? Professor Michael Crawford PhD, FRSB, FRCPath

Is autism in the gut?

The role of the gut microbiome and the gut-brain axis Dr Alessio Fassano MD

Autism, B vitamins and methylation

Is faulty methylation both a driver for autism and a way out? Patrick Holford

Supporting and healing neurodivergence

practical guide to five levels of healing that work for ASD and neurodivergence. Anne Pemberton MSc, PGCE(Autism), RGN

Q&A and discussion
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Gain CPD Points for attendance! The Masterclass has been approved for 3 CPD points

All speakers have donated their time free of charge so all proceeds from ticket sales go towards the charity’s research and the Smart Kids project.

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