Month: December 2020

ASD, Selective Eating, and Gastrointestinal Health Studies show that children and teens with ASD are five times more likely to experience mealtime challenges and feeding problems than their neurotypical counterparts. Selective eating is the most notable feeding issue for autistic children and their parents. Typically, autistic children oppose eating fruits and vegetables and prefer processed …

Nutritional Deficiencies and Autism: What Science Can Suggest Read More »

Getting your child with autism to try different foods can be challenging and stressful. Typically, children with ASD are more selective eaters than neuro-typical children which makes ensuring the proper intake of vitamins and nutrients a daily struggle for parents.  These picky eating patterns often lead to nutritional deficiencies that can have lasting effects on …

From Picky to Possible: How to Get Your Autistic Child to Eat New Foods Read More »

Does Early Intervention Help?  Although scientific evidence and results are still limited, studieshave found that early intervention therapy methods generally yield positive cognitive results for children on the autism spectrum in the long run., Therefore, the earlier you can begin intervention methods with your child, the more likely they will increase capabilities and skill sets.  …

Early Intervention in Autism: An Overview Read More »

Reading is paramount to structural and functional brain development in children and young adults.[1],[2]  Being able to relate to the point of view or the experiences of the main character in a book increases willingness for reading. As autistic children generally struggle more with reading than their non-ASD counterparts, finding relatable content is important. [3] …

16 Children’s Books About Autism Read More »

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