Earlier this fall pediatric gastroenterologist and autism specialist Dr. Timothy Buie provided a live, free educational webinar on innovative strategies for recognizing and managing gastrointestinal disorders and related nutritional issues in children with autism. Dr. Buie practices in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN), at MassGeneral Hospital’s Lurie Center for Autism, in Boston. The webinar was sponsored by Nutrica North America, the maker of a hypoallergenic amino acid formula that will be discussed during the webinar.
View the webinar and the Q&A that followed here.
1. The prevalence of GI issues in children with autism and how these issues can be identified.
2. Common GI symptoms and potential nutritional deficits in children with autism.
3. Assessment needs and management strategies for children who have autism and GI and/or nutrition issues.
Also stay tuned to this news column for an upcoming video series for parents and professionals featuring Dr. Buie’s clinical work and research on autism and gastrointestinal issues.