Gift Ideas for Those on Special Diets

Gift Ideas for Those on Special Diets

Barrie Silberberg

Barrie Silberberg works many part time jobs around her two children's schedules. She teaches American Sign Language, works as an Instructional Aide for children with special needs at an elementary school, does employment and life skills assistance for individuals with disabilities, does freelance writing, and authored the book, The Autism & ADHD Diet. Barrie holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies (Education) and a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, plus has completed post-graduate work with an emphasis in special education from California State University, Northridge. She is active in her local chapter of the Autism Society and national autism related causes. She speaks to general mom’s groups, autism support groups and gives seminars regarding the GFCF diet. She provides tours of local health food stores and spends a lot of time on the GFCF Kids Yahoo and Delphi Forum Celiac Disease message boards, offering advice, help, and suggestions. She emails her four-page information packet on the GFCF (Gluten Free/Casein Free) diet to hundreds of families around the world. This diet is her passion, as it has helped her son soar and lose the majority of his autistic traits. Barrie has been published in several national magazines, The Autism Perspective, and Living Without, writing about her son's success with living Gluten Free, Casein Free, dye free and preservative free. She is on several advisory boards and on the ANDI parent support site, offering help with the diet. She also has had several articles published in several newspapers. Barrie's book: The Autism & ADHD Diet: A Step-by-Step Guide to Hope and Healing by Living Gluten Free and Casein Free (GFCF) and Other Interventions. Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. Barrie's family is a volunteer foster family for rescued kittens. Prior to having children she was a vocational rehabilitation counselor, elementary school teacher and director with the Girl Scouts. She has always been involved with charity work related to disabilities, cancer, children and animals, helping to obtain donations and market for their causes.

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