Resources for Medical Needs

There are many medical conditions that are more common in people with autism. Children and adults on the spectrum may require more visits and more tests, which can prove challenging. Here are helpful resources and information.

Conditions and Medications

Medications are sometimes appropriate for the physical and mental health conditions associated with autism . The resources below will help you understand these conditions and decide if medication is right for you or your child.
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Learn more about the physical and mental health challenges that often accompany autism.
Medication Decision Aid
Use this tool to weigh the pros and cons of medication use.
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Understand more about how to use medication safely and effectively.

Preparation is critical for medical visits and tests. Autism Speaks resources can help you prepare for:

Gastrointestinal disorders and feeding issues are especially common among people with autism. Here are some resources:

Sleep issues are also common. These tools can give you strategies that will make a difference.

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