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4th Annual Autism Training Workshop

'Biomedical and Nutritional Interventions for the Special Needs Child'

November 2017

The 4th Annual Autism Training Workshop was held from November 14th - 16th, 2017 at the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences (UCCSMS) auditorium, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, West Africa. The topic for this year's workshop was 

"Biomedical and Nutritional Interventions for the Special Needs Child"

Topic segments were:
1. The Biomedical Approach to the Assessment and Treatment of Autism and Other Related Disorders
2. System's Profile: The Gut-Immune-Brain Connection
3. Cellular Biology: Methylation, Transulfuration, Biotransformation, Mitochondrial Function
4. Dietary Approaches to Treat Autism and Related Childhood Developmental Disorders
5. Nutrition Support Remediating the Systems & Cellular and Metabolic Dysfunction
6. Biomedical Testing for Autism and Related Disorders
7. Developing an Action Plan

The facilitator of the workshop was Peta Cohen M.S., R.D., a clinical nutritionist and metabolic specialist employing a biomedical / diagnostic approach to health, healing and wellness and the founder of The Total Life Center, one of the first holistic wellness centers in New Jersey.


Peta earned her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and is committed to the continuous study of current research in metabolic science to ensure the latest knowledge and revelations are of benefit to her clients. She has built a personal knowledge-base of biochemistry and molecular medicine that is sought after by physicians, practitioners and clients around the world. Peta lectures and consults internationally on a wide range of topics, including those related to the influence of various SNPS and cellular metabolic processes gone awry within health and dis-ease.


The workshop also included a panel of local dietitians and nutritionists provided additional information regarding local foods and recipes, laboratory representatives with information on tests available in or via Ghana, and parents who had successfully used diet and nutrition as part of a holistic regimen to lessen the symptoms and effects of autism and related developmental disorders,


Despite lower than anticipated attendance, a total of almost 200 doctors, educators, parents were present at the workshop, and local and national radio and TV networks provided news coverage. Post-workshop evaluations confirmed that attendees had gained an incredible amount of information. Participants were particularly grateful for the nutritional information provided and the holistic wellness approach offered both for the well-being of the special needs child and even for the general health of the neurotypical individual. 


​CHIP International aims to expand this highly informative workshop through the use of technology, and to reach as many people as possible in Cape Coast, in Ghana and in Africa as a whole. With God and with your assistance, we will!

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