Autism Spectrum Disorder


“To nourish hope within you that there is a way, there is a path to healing.”

—Julie Matthews, Nourishing Hope for Autism

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Ground Zero

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex condition with so many different possible factors. Getting through daily life can be an extra challenge with these kids, and finding the time and mental energy to wade through the mountains of information about how to help your child can be completely overwhelming.

Even when you start making changes and seeing progress, it’s rarely linear, so you watch your child go back and forth from amazing to all the way back where you started from.

It’s hard work. It can be lonely, isolating, and taxing, but I can help.

How a Health Coach Can Help You.

As the Health Coach for you and your child I can help you shoulder the weight. When things feel hard and overwhelming, I can help remind you of the many reasons you have for wanting your child to feel better. If you don’t know what to tackle first or how to do it, I can help you sift through the options, decide what is the most important, and then design small action steps to start things moving. And I’ll be there to celebrate with you when the action plans work, and to help you revise and regroup in the face of set backs and regression.

The good news is you’re already on the right track because you are looking for answers. Now all you need is help, and I’m happy to do that.

Benefits of Having a Coach:

1) Reduce your child's ASD symptoms

There are so many ways to help your child's body function better. By making changes you can dramatically reduce or even relieve your child's ASD symptoms like:

  • lack of social awareness

  • anxiety

  • rigidity

  • aggression/impulsivity

  • impatience

  • pain

  • communication problems

  • stimming

2) Feel more able to cope

Working with a coach can help you feel more in control of what is going on with your child and your family, as well as helping you to look out for your own health and wellbeing. If you feel better you will be able to:

  • respond instead of react

  • keep perspective when things get tough

  • get enough sleep

  • stay well

  • stay connected to your partner and to yourself


The best way to find out about coaching is to try it out.

Sign up for a Free First Session to see how coaching can help you.

Looking for help with any of these?

As a Functional Health Coach who specializes in ASD I can help you:

  • Find information that is most important/relevant for your child

  • Find a practitioner who will seek out and treat the biochemical root causes of your child’s condition

  • Support you in making changes to what your child eats and does to better support their bodies and brains

  • Support you in implementing the complex plans given to you by your practitioner

  • Partner with you to plan action steps and then check in to see if those plans are actually working in daily life

  • Help you to manage all the different things you are doing to help your child

  • Support you and your health on your journey as a parent of an ASD child

Pricing & Details

  • Your first session is free!

  • Individual Sessions are $50

  • 6 Session package is $40 per session = $240 total

  • 12 Session package is $40 per session = $480 total

  • All sessions are 45 minutes and are conducted on Zoom the free online video-conferencing app which can be used on smartphone, tablet, computer, or phone line.

  • We can meet every week or every other week or a bit of both! Whatever works best for you.

More Info

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Oxalates and Autism

Detailed information on what oxalates are and how they may be impacting your ASD child.


Nourishing Hope for Autism by Julie Matthews Unlocked by Susan Levin


Nourishing Hope a resource for nutrition information and support by Julie Matthews

The Autism Community in Action (TACA) many wonderful resources here including blueprints for what to tackle in what order.

Chris Kresser on Resolving the Underlying Causes of ADHD and ASD and Heavy Metals & Behavorial Disorders.


Find a Functional Medicine Practitioner from the Kresser Institute.

Find other Functional Medicine Pracitioners here.

Dr. Barry at Healing Provisions and Dr. Noah Erickson at Innovative Family Wellness both do virtual visits.

Tracey Long of Big Picture Health is a Functional Dietician who works with ASD kids virtually.