Autism Spectrum Disorder Nutritionist NYC

NYC Autism Spectrum Disorder Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT)

Expert NYC Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Certified LEAP Therapists help identify food sensitivities with the MRT. Identify nutritional risks and develop strategies to guide your loved ones to eat well and live well with ASD. Target the gut-mind connection for improved digestive health and behavior.

Identify Food Sensitivities and Get Nutrition Counseling to Help Adults with ASD Live Healthier Lives

At this time we do not work with children or teens. 


The CDC reports that ASD affects over 5 million adults in the United States. ASD is a complex developmental and neurological condition.  It is not uncommon for people living with ASD to experience gut and digestive issues, many of which are due to food allergies and sensitivities. The CDC, too, reports that those with ASD are over twice as likely to experience food allergies than those without.


Moreover, people with ASD may experience repeat behaviors and restricted interests which can spill over into how they experience food. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies, weight gain, weight loss, and constipation, among other nutrition problems, adding another layer of complication to an already complex disorder. 


As registered dietitians and CLT (Certified Leap Therapists), taking the guesswork about what is making you or your loved one with ASD feel bad is the first positive step toward nutrition therapy.  The MRT tests 170 foods, additives, and chemicals to identify hidden inflammatory responses to foods and chemicals.  


Using the information from the MRT, you can begin the LEAP protocol — a personalized diet that will give you or your loved one’s body the chance it needs to heal. We only work with adults (patients age 18 and up).


Your personal registered dietitian and nutrition consultant will analyze nutritional deficiencies and excesses, dietary patterns, medical history, and medications so they can begin to introduce new foods into you or your loved one’s diet, break unhealthy dietary habits, and help you establish habits to live a healthier, more vital life. We can help patients and their families achieve a healthier, more balanced life. 

With the MRT, identify food sensitivities. Rule out medication interactions.

Identify nutritional risks.

Develop strategies to introduce challenging foods.

Target gut to improve digestive health and behavior.

Our Team of Certified Nutritionists, Registered Dietitians in NYC

Our NYC Certified Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians have diverse experience and backgrounds. We are proud to provide our patients with multi-lingual nutrition services (English, Hindi, Spanish). You’ll be paired with one of the expert nutrition therapists on our team that best fits your needs, to help you reach your goals.


RDN: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist – MS: Masters of Science – CDN: Certified Dietitian Nutritionist – CLT: Certified LEAP Therapist – CNSC: Certified Nutrition Support Clinician – LDN: Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist

Adiana Castro


Adiana Castro, MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Studies: Graduate of Stonehill College and Boston University and founder of Compass Nutrition.

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Nikita Kapur, MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Studies: Graduate of UC Davis and Tufts University.

Darlene Regueiro


Darlene Regueiro, RDN, CDN, LDN

Studies: Graduate of Florida International University



Ashley Baumohl MPH, RD, CDN, CNSC

Studies: Graduate of University of Pittsburgh and University of Michigan

Melissa Sirolli


Melissa Sirolli, RDN, CDN, CNSC, CLT, LDN

Studies: Graduate of Pennsylvania State University



Farah Lakhani MPH, RDN, CDN, CLT

Studies: Graduate of California State Polytechnic University & Loma Linda University

Erika Jacobson


Erika Jacobson, MS, RDN, CDN ,CNSC, CLT

Studies: Graduate of New York University



Audrey McGary MDA, RDN, CD, CDN

Studies: Graduate of Utah State University and Brigham Young University

NYC Registered Dietitian Nutritionists for Autism Spectrum Disorder

As NYC Certified Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians, we believe that good nutrition is a human right, fundamental to health, and everyone should have access to the best possible care and information. We believe with the right guidance, everyone can develop healthy, sustainable habits to live lives of wellness.

We  have experience working with children, teens, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We adhere to a holistic, functional nutrition approach. We will work with you  to:

  • Identify food sensitivities with the MRT, and rule out sensitivities or intolerances that might be affecting your health.
  • Identify nutritional risks.
  • Analyze and identify needs for supplements.
  • Identify unhealthy eating behaviors.
  • Identify medication interactions.
  • Develop strategies to guide you to include a greater variety of foods in their diet.
  • Coach caregivers on food-related coping mechanisms.
NYC Registered Dietitian in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx
Registered Dietitian in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx.

Build healthy habits, one bite at a time.

We work with patients and caregivers to develop a better relationship with food. Nutritional therapy for ASD can help not only patients but also caregivers. We will empower you with the tools and resources you need to:


  • Manage food sensitivities with our LEAP protocol or Symptom Relief Program.
  • Manage symptoms of ASD.
  • Recognize and change unhealthy eating behaviors.
  • Introduce more foods and variety into your or your loved one’s diet.
  • Develop positive, sustainable nutrition habits from an early age.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Manage constipation
  • Enjoy family meals again.

How it works

Make an appointment.

You will be paired with one of our expert Dietitian-Nutritionists that's the perfect fit for your needs. Contact us either online or by phone.

Meet with your personal nutrition expert.

One-on-one counseling. In person or virtual appointments. Flexible scheduling (evenings, early hours).

Take control of your life.

Implement your individualized nutrition plan. Get the tools you need to live a healthier, more vital life.



  • The 12-Week Symptom Relief Program

  • US$3500.
  • 12 Week Symptom Relief Program includes: 

    • The cost of the MRT test
    • The cost of the mobile phlebotomist blood draw (in the five Burroughs of New York City, Long Island, & Westchester County).
    • We come to you! Our office will schedule and coordinate with the mobile phlebotomist.
    • Appointment priority to review your results as soon as they come in.
    • Unlimited access to your personal Registered Dietitian & Certified LEAP Therapist (RD CLT) during the 3-month nutrition program (meaning time outside scheduled nutrition visits)


    $3,000.00 with insurance
    $3,500.00 without insurance

  • The Symptom Relief Appointment Bundle

  • US$1600.

    • The cost of the MRT test.
    • Mailing the MRT blood test kit to the address of your choice.
    • 5 nutrition appointments. One initial 60- minute appointment and four 30-minute follow-up appointments. (During your initial appointment, you will receive your personalized food sensitivity test results.
    • Identify trigger foods. Target gut to improve digestive health and behavior. 

  • Stay-on-Track Nutrition Bundle

  • US$395.
  • Stay-on-Track Nutrition Bundle


    Don’t let all your hard work go! This extension to the Jumpstart Nutrition Bundles includes four 1/2 hour follow-up appointments to keep you on track to reaching your nutrition and health goals. Establish habits that will last a lifetime. We look forward to working with you more!


  • Private Nutrition Consultation

  • US$250.
  • Competitive-Priced Private Nutrition Consultations


    NYC Nutritionist & Compass also offer competitive-priced private nutrition consultations. The first appointment costs $250.00.


    1/2 hour follow-up appointments cost $125.00.


    As with our appointment bundles, we work to establish and reach each patient’s nutrition and health goals. These nutrition appointments cannot be transferred to the bundle packages. 


All appointments must be completed within 12 weeks of the first appointment.

All Sales Are Final. NYC Nutritionist – Compass Nutrition does not offer any refunds, transfers or exchanges of any kind on any items offered for sale. Purchase of the Jumpstart Appointment Bundles are denoted as a final sale and are not eligible for any refund, transfers, or exchange. 

*Packages are individualized and adjusted to the unique needs of each patient. Jumpstart your energy, weight loss program, pregnancy, healthier eating habits … with our Jumpstart Nutrition Bundles.

We Accept Insurance

We proudly accept several common insurance plans. Click below to learn more.


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