Pamela J. Ferro RN ASN is the Co-founder of Hopewell Associates, a nurse owned, operated, biomedical practice for adults and children with neurodevelopmental, and bio medically-based mood, thought, and behavioral disorders. Pam is the director of Hopewell’s Autism program for children. She is also the founder and President of the Board of Trustees of the Gottschall Autism Foundation, which provides funding for organic farming and educational opportunities, for people with Autism. Pam founded the Gottschall Autism Foundation to provide learning opportunities in a community college setting for young adults with ASD. She has collaborated with administrators at the college to develop and fund the program. This includes classroom work in communication, acting, art, study skills, agriculture, and a summer experience in organic farming. Pam is widely recognized as being the leading authority on the utilization of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet in children and adults with Autism. She was also one of the five original nursing collaborators who developed the DAN Nurses Curriculum, which has since evolved into the DAN Practitioners’ Training. She has lectured nationally for the Autism Research Institute, the Gottschall Autism Center, Hopewell Associates, Inc. and the Northeast Organic Farming Association. Pam has treated over 200 children with ASD using the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, most of whom have made tremendous strides, including for some, recovering lost language, or speaking for the first time, improving health, learning, and function. Some of these children no longer meet the diagnostic criteria for ASD. Pam has collaborated with the Johnson Center for Child Health and Development in Texas in their recent SCD study to evaluate whether children with ASD ages 2-7 years of age experience improvement in their gastrointestinal and other symptoms.