ATN/AIR-P Guide to Exploring Feeding Behavior in Autism

Some researchers estimate that over half of children with autism have some sort of issue with food. These feeding issues can be of significant concern to parents because they can impact their child’s health and wellbeing. 

This tool kit helps parents and professionals better understand feeding issues.

Sections include:

What are Feeding Problems?
Conditions that Might Affect Feeding
When to be Concerned
Tips to Help with Feeding Issues at Home
Frequently Asked Questions

We hope that this tool kit will give you a better understanding of how to help your child with feeding issues.

"These materials are the product of on-going activities of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, a funded program of Autism Speaks. It is supported by cooperative agreement UA3 MC 11054 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Research Program to the Massachusetts General Hospital. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the MCHB, HRSA, HHS, or Autism Speaks."

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