autism and food

Food for Thought: Why Does our Son Cover Everything in Ketchup?

“What is it about autism and food condiments? Our adult son covers pretty much everything he eats in ketchup. Now we’re hearing that this sort of thing is fairly common with individuals on the spectrum. Is it okay to indulge it... More...

Help! 10 Year Old with Autism Gorges Till He Throws Up

Advice on breaking the cycle from specialists in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network

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Grade-schooler with Autism Nauseated by Food Smells

“Our son, age 9, has a lot of food aversions. Just the sight or smell of many foods make him feel sick. Besides making it difficult to get him to even taste a new food, it’s a real problem at school where just walking into the cafet... More...

What Is It about Autism and Food?

“What is it about autism and food? It seems to provide our son with such comfort. But his narrow focus becomes an obsession that leads to meltdowns.”

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