Local Resources

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For those local to us, here is a list of a few local resources & practitioners we’ve worked with (this list is not comprehensive)

 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA):  Our AMAZING local farm where we buy into their seasonal crop for an incredible source of weekly produce.  This is quite a drive for us but we rotate weeks with one of our friends/neighbors to save travel time.

Small City Farm

kim@smallcityfarm.com

(704) 962-1025

 

REID Familiar Personal Chef: Melissa is a fantastic resource and very familiar with REID!

Eat Well Personal Chef

 

Speech & Sensory Preschool: We fell upon this incredible preschool after looking for more interventions for his speech delay/apraxia.  The School is run and taught by SLP’s (speech therapists) and they are constantly working with the children to get them up to speed. In addition to all of their interventions, they also bring in outside therapists (OT, MYGym, Music Therapy, Yoga, social groups, etc) throughout the week.  We started off our Speech Garden experience by attending their popular summer camp!

The Speech Garden Institute 

Questions regarding preschool registration, billing, donations, and/or fall and spring internships contact:

Questions regarding summer camp enrollment and summer camp internships contact:

 

MNRI Practitioner: See my post on our experience with Adele and MNRI here.

Optimal You

(704) 618.3997

 

Vision Therapy:

All Ages Vision Care

(704) 405-1222

 

Speech Therapist:  Jamie is a wonderful speech therapist that is not only an SLP, but she has training in MNRI, The Listening Program, Mindfulness, inTime, Pranic Healing, Yoga and Craniosacral!!  Jamie takes in-office appointments and also has the ability to work with children while they are on school campus.  She incorporates a variety of modalities into her practice, including positive affirmations. We love her!

Empowered Kids Speech Therapy

empoweredkidsspeech@gmail.com

 

Occupational & Physical Therapy:

Child & Family Development

(704) 332.4834

 

PLAY Autism Early Intervention Therapy:  We used Pam very early on to help with sensory input, language development, pretend play and social skills. She was able to come into our home which was a huge time saver for us.

Learning Connections

 

Academic and Behavioral Specialist (School Psychological & Educational Evaluations):

Lisa Pennington & Associates

(704) 362-3123

 

Talk About Curing Autism Now (TACA): Did you know that you can often find a free local autism parent mentor through TACA?  I am a mentor as well! Take a look at their website for more info.

TACA

 

Acupuncture:

Ascending Phoenix Acupuncture

(980) 949-8872

 

Primary Care Functional Pediatrician: While I have not personally visited this practice.  I am so excited about the opportunity to have a Functional Pediatrician that we can see for primary care!

Dr. Roberson

980-260-0900

Integrative Pediatrician:   This is the integrative pediatrician you may have heard me mention in our “Our Story” post.  She is a great resource for those just starting out with labs & dietary changes.

Dr. Sheila Kilbane

(704) 626-6771

 

Pediatric Neurologist: Dr. Corbier is aware of the glutamate connection and the closest thing we have to a MAPS MD in Charlotte

Brain Restoration Clinic

(704) 541-9117

 

Holistic Dentist: Dr. Brikina has been incredibly kind and more than willing to work with our needs

Cedar Walk Dentistry

(704) 542-9923 

 

Integrative Allergist & Immunologist: I believe she also offers PANDAS support groups

AAIR of Charlotte

(704) 910-1402

 

Functional MD- Gynecology: My sweet OB/GYN of over ten years (actually delivered my son) went back to school to become a Functional Medicine Doctor and now has her own practice.  Her timing couldn’t be more ideal, as she is helping me overcome some of my own health issues, naturally.

Thrive Carolinas

(704)-390-7150

 

Local Elderberry Syrup: The founder and creator of this company is an incredible local mom.  She has made such an effort or her products to be free of free glutamate and I am incredibly grateful for that!  If you’re local, give this mom some support!

Sweet’s Syrup

 

Local Cupcakes: Karen is an old friend/neighbor of ours that has a side business of making cupcakes.  Her cupcakes look very professional and are FREAKING AMAZING!!!  She is kind enough to work will a variety of diets-gluten free, dairy free, REID etc.  In my opinion, she should be charging more for these treats.

Karen_holley@msn.com

 

Local Accommodating Restaurants:

Burtons Grill: Burtons is REALLY good with food allergies, paleo and gluten free options!  They have a manager oversee the cooking process and they will personally bring your food to the table.  This is the one place where my son has actually had French fries (unseasoned) as they have a dedicated gluten free fryer.  We will typically ask for unseasoned meat or fish with unseasoned veggies and fruit. I would consider this our go-to restaurant.

Bricktops: We discovered that it is often the nicer restaurants that are more accommodating as they don’t batch make meals, Bricktops is a great example of this.  While we rarely go, he would typically eat salmon with steamed veggies and a fruit cup.

Juice Bar: When I’ve burned out on making our own smoothies/juice are are looking for a sweeter option, we head to Juice Bar.  We LOVE the staff at the Park Rd. location!  They even have clean paleo muffins and almond butter bites  that we stock up on for a treats!  We are cautious to sub water for milk alternatives and avoid some of the more processed items.

Berrybrook Farms: Fairly early in our journey, we were making daily visits to Berrybrook for their fresh pressed juices and smoothies.  They also have an incredible homeopathy selection and a variety of natural foods and health supplies.  You’re likely to find me in there at least once a week!

Living Kitchen: This is one of my favorite local restaurants but we still need to be cautious with our son here because of commonly used ingredients like nutritional yeast.

Chopt: I’ve been in love with this newer restaurant but have been hesitant to try it with our son, until recently. I’ve now found that I’ve been able to get him a fresh kids salad with chopped kale, apples, cucumbers, tomato, carrots, cabbage and unseasoned chicken.  We will dress it with our homemade dressing or olive oil and lemon at the restaurant.

Chipotle: While their ingredients look to be incredibly clean, I’ve been extremely nervous to try it with our son.  That being said, we’ve successfully eaten here twice without any reaction.  Looking forward to possibly having this as a quick meal option in the future.  His meals have been basic salads with lettuce, chicken, beans and guacamole.

King of Pops: Until recently, I’ve had that longing for the experience of taking my son to the ice cream shop to let him pickout a treat.  Fortunately, we’ve found our version of this at our local King of Pops shop.  While not all varieties are clean, I am so thankful he is finally able to have an occasional  treat out.