NDIS symposium: A ‘how to’ on working with paediatric autistic clients

About the symposium:

What’s the best way to create SMART goals for your paediatric autistic clients? How do you choose a client-centred intervention that works for the whole family? And what is the responsive feeding framework? Learn all of this and more in our interactive NDIS symposium with senior paediatric dietitians Karen Humphries and Kim Dutkowski. By sharing the latest evidence and real-life case studies, Karen and Kim will empower you to effectively work with your autistic clients and their families in a range of settings. Plus, they’ll share practical tips on assisting NDIS participants to receive funding for dietetic intervention and nutritional support.


About the speakers:

Karen Humphries is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 8 years in community dietetics and working with NDIS participants. She graduated from Curtin University with a Master in Dietetics. She is currently a Senior Dietitian and Clinical Lead at Therapy Focus, a Perth based multidisciplinary NDIS provider. Her caseload is diverse and includes both adults and paediatric clients with a wide range of disabilities and capabilities. She works with neurodiverse clients and a wide range of other disabilities such as cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, intellectual disability and enterally feed clients. One of the key aspects that she thoroughly loves about her role is the beautiful balance of the clinical and community dietetic I get to practice, building the rapport and ongoing therapeutic relationship while managing the clinical client aspects. Her interest areas include enteral feeding, in particular supporting families with blended tube feeds and working with families on positive mealtime experiences.




Kim Dutkowski has worked in a smorgasbord of areas in dietetics since graduating in 2011 from the University of Wollongong, including hospital, disability, Foodbank, University and aged care. She has settled into her dream role as a Senior Dietitian at Therapy Focus in Perth for the past four years. Kim has a varied caseload of paediatric and adult clients, with a high number of clients with autism who she supports in a multidisciplinary team. Kim’s passion lies in a family and strengths-based approach to working with participants to reduce mealtime stress and support food enjoyment whether by mouth or tube.





US dietitians: Please note CE from CDR is unavailable for this symposium.
CPD/CEU hours are applicable for Australia and New Zealand dietitians. Check your local country requirements to see if you can claim for continuing education.


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Continuing Education (USA)
Duration1.5 hour
CPEUs AwardedN/A
Performance IndicatorsN/A