The focus of this course is on identifying and supporting anxious eaters and their families through the Get Permission Approach. These children may have diagnoses of autism or picky eating, anxiety or sensory eating, or no diagnosis at all. But they all have very narrow diets and worry about change in food presentation. The approach to mealtimes and feeding treatment for these children based on the foundation of trust in a feeding relationship. At its core, it supports child success and parent success. To find success, we look at multiple tiny steps of treatment strategies based on kind systematic desensitization. We will explore ways to cluster evaluation information together to find a starting place for success. We will look at ways to Grade our Ask as we sensitively understand stress and worry at mealtimes. The Circle of Sensitivity will be discussed as a way to carefully approach a child’s worry. Get Permission supports children in finding enjoyment, confidence and internal motivation to eat. There will be lecture, demonstration, videos, case studies and group discussion.