Family Enrichment

Springbrook's monthly enrichment/education program

Welcome Friends and Family

Each month, a team of our professionals will produce an informational video geared toward specific topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our goal is to help bridge the gap between our patients' stay with us and the transition back into the home environment. Also, we hope to empower families and our patients, and to provide tools that makes that transition successful. We encourage all family members and other natural support individuals to view these monthly presentations to become more in tune with how children and adolescents with autism relate and function in our world.

Look for our educational videos on the 2nd Saturday of each month. After you view the video, we will then give you the opportunity to ask questions specific to the presentation via email with each month’s presenter and the topic.

Topic for July 2021

Nutrition Notes: Common Sense Meets Nutrition Science

The month of July features Springbrook's Dietician, Eileen Wissell. After viewing the video below, you are welcome to submit any questions you may have regarding this month's topic to Eileen until July 31, 2021.

Submit questions to:

Please put July Family Enrichment Questions in the subject line of your email.

We hope you enjoy the video!

Meet Our Professionals

Eileen Wissell

Education/Work Experience: Eileen Wissell is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She is licensed to practice dietetics in the state of South Carolina where she has lived for several years. Previously, she lived in Naples, Florida until she experienced one too many hurricanes! Eileen received her bachelor’s in science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Arizona in Tucson. She then did a 12-month dietetic internship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Her most recent schooling was at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York where she received a Master’s in Public Health. Eileen has worked in multiple settings and with people at all stages of life. She has worked with inpatients at university hospitals and currently at Springbrook Behavioral Health System. She has also worked at cardiac rehabilitation units, local health departments, and at private companies developing innovative genomic testing for advanced cardiovascular diagnostics. In her spare time, Eileen enjoys being outdoors, touring local landscapes, playing with her animals, cooking, reading, and trapping feral cats to be neutered. Nutrition has been an interest since an early age and it continues to fascinate her.