Esther Hsueh, B.S. has had over 15 years of experience working with children with developmental disabilities. She completed her first undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Development and completed a practicum with Respite Care Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides short-term care for children with disabilities. Esther worked as an Early Intervention Service Coordinator while completing her training as a certified High Fidelity Wraparound Facilitator. In 2008, she was hired as a Research Assistant and Data Manager for the Autism Treatment Network (ATN) and Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) at the JFK Partners/University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado. She recently completed her Didactic Program in Dietetics at Metropolitan State University of Denver while assisting a research study to develop an eating screening inventory for children with autism at the University of Northern Colorado. Esther is completing her graduate degree at the University of Northern Colorado in the coordinated Master of Science in Dietetics and Dietetic Internship program. As a LEND Nutrition/Diversity Fellow, at JFK Partners, Esther hopes to learn about clinical nutrition care and using a multi-disciplinary approach to discuss diet and nutrition concerns for children with autism. She also hopes to gain research skills to collaborate and lead future research studies. Esther is focusing her project on evaluating the utilization of a validated nutrition screening tool in Early Intervention and with families of diverse backgrounds.