January 2014

Clear Your Plate: Re-thinking Managing Weight in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Other Development Disabilities

Join us for Part I of our Obesity and Special Needs series where we focus on how to assess and treat feeding issues in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) - a surprisingly understudied group. Going beyond the traditional focus on diet and exercise, find out what factors can support successful interventions. Obesity is an increasing problem in children with ASD or IDD and a risk factor for other health comorbidities such as diabetes and heart disease, making it a critical health aspect to target in childhood.

Patricia Novak MPH, RD, CLE

Patricia Novak MPH, RD, CLE. For the past thirty years, Patricia has worked with children and families focusing on feeding. Her experience has included inpatient lactation support, early intervention programs, interdisciplinary feeding clinics and teenage eating disorders. She has authored articles and presented internationally with emphasis on autism spectrum disorders, relation-based feeding intervention and weight control for children with special needs.  

Title:            Clear Your Plate: Re-thinking Managing Weight in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Other Development Disabilities
Date:            Wednesday, January 29th
Time:           12:00PM - 1:00PM EST
CE Credit:   1.0 contact hour, 1.0 CPE

Reserve your webinar seat now! The webinar is FREE!

Upon completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the role biological factors play within the Intellectual/Developmental disabilities (IDD) population that influences the development of obesity.  
  • Discuss the role sensory processing plays on the development of obesity.
  • Identify the role of communication in treating obesity in the IDD population.

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Details on CE Credits
To receive a CE certificate, you must individually register online for the webinar, attend the full program and complete an online evaluation.

Villanova University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation.

Villanova University College of Nursing / Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (VN0001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Contact Information

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Want to contact us? Reach Rebecca Shenkman a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist (RDN) and holds a Master of Public Health (MPH), at rebecca.shenkman@villanova.edu or 610.519.5818.

Brochure

Download the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education brochure

Sponsors and Exhibitors

As a non-profit Center, COPE supports collaboration in the prevention of obesity.

For details on how you can become a Sponsor or Exhibitor email louisa.zullo@villanova.edu

Giving and Partnership Opportunities

Giving

The MacDonald Center for Obesity Prvention and Education (COPE) is an non-profit organization.  To make a charitable tax-deduction directly to COPE please contact the College Development Officer - Julie Anne Smith or at 610-519-7538

Partnership

Does your group share COPE's mission? The Center is interested in aligning with organizations having similar visions, such as governmental agencies, corporations, foundations, schools, other colleges and universities, and coalitions.  Start a conversation by contacting Rebecca Shenkman, RDN, MPH or 610.519.5818.

Accreditation Information

ANCC Accredited Provider
Villanova University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation. In June 2013 accreditation was granted with distinction, the highest recognition awarded.
CPE Accredited Provider

Villanova University College of Nursing / Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

ACSM Approved Provider

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that Villanova University College of Nursing Continuing Education / Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) meets the official criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2012 - 2015). Providership # 698849

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