Dr Heather Way (PhD Molecular Pathology, MSc.Qual Molecular physiology, B.App.Sci, Dip Nutritional therapy, Certified Nutrigenomist and Certified GAPs practitioner) is a passionate ASD researcher, Clinician and ASD Mum. Dr Way was highly driven to help her own ASD son who was vaccine damaged as a small child and was still non-verbal in diapers at 7 years old. Following years of intense therapies, she was often urged by specialists to institutionalise him. In 2012, with the advent of Nutrigenomics and Microbiome sequencing, Dr Way was able to combine her three great passions of Genomics, Nutrition and Autism to find the answers she was looking for. Ten plus years of painstaking research have resulted in the creation of specialised Autism genomics technologies, to deliver treatment plans personalised to the unique genes of each child. This protocol has now helped hundreds of ASD children all over the world, including her own son who is now 18 years old in a mainstream high school, studying to be a Librarian. Dr Way is the Founder, Director and Head of Research at “The Australian Centre for Genomic Analysis”. Dr Way has helped develop the world’s first dedicated Autism Spectrum Nutrigenomics test and a specialised Autism Spectrum Gut Microbiome sequencing test to help children on the spectrum reach their full potential.
Financial disclosure: Dr Way has served on the scientific board of Directors for Victus Health, SmartDNA, Fitgenes, IntellxxDNA and Nourishing Hope, though has received no remuneration for these positions.