Mar 09 2022


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

CFG Spotlight Series: Rachel Dorsey, My Journey as an Autistic SLP with ARFID

Join the Chicago Feeding Group for a night of conversation with Rachel Dorsey, an accomplished speech language pathologist who identifies as “being an autistic SLP with ARFID.”  This conversation will explore Rachel’s own experience as a person on the autism spectrum living with feeding challenges.  Rachel will share how her personal experience influences her work with neurodiverse clients.  This conversation will help parents and caregivers better understand the lived experience of children and adults with a diagnosis of ARFID. 


Please note this event is taking place at 6:30 pm Central Standard Time, and will be held virtually via Zoom. To find out what time this is in your country, look here. Registration will close at 5:00 pm Central Standard Time on 3/8/2022. The meeting link will be sent to registrants via email that evening after registration closes. **Please check your spam folder as our emails occasionally end up there.**

This course has been submitted for credit with the Illinois Early Intervention Program. Please check with your local professional organization to determine additional professional education credit. Those who have paid for a professional ticket and are in attendance for the duration of the full event will receive a certificate of attendance for credit. Those who registered for a student ticket will also receive a certificate, however these will not be eligible for CEUs.


Tickets Available:

  • Caregiver
    • For those who are caring for a child who is learning to eat
  • Student
    • For those working on degrees in a profession related to pediatric feeding; certificates available for attendance purposes, not for professional development credit. Students must register using their .edu email from their academic institution.
  • Professional*
    • For those who work in an area related to pediatric feeding (SLP, OT, Dietician, SW, Nurse, etc.). Professional development credit available.
  • Affiliate
    • By invitation only; for official affiliates of the CFG.


*If registering for more than one professional, select the correct number of tickets and include the names and emails of additional attendees in registration.

Should cost be a concern that would hinder your participation, we may be able to offer financial assistance. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Lindsay Hoffer at


Rachel Dorsey, MS, CCC-SLP, has worked with a variety of neurodivergencies and medical conditions, helping children of all pediatric ages with their speech, language, social connections, self-advocacy, emotional and sensory regulation (and communication of regulatory needs), feeding, and any myofunctional challenges.