Diet And Nutrition

What's in this issue?

As you know, holiday-time is approaching, and food is often a focus for many families. Unfortunately, many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder often have picky eating habits, and some may suffer from stomach or intestinal issues. What can happen in the gut can affect the rest of the body, and it is important to know how food affects the various systems. With that in mind, our theme for this month is ‘Diet and Nutrition’. This edition is filled to the brim with articles that touch on mealtime comfort, autism and constipation, picky eating, food texture hypersensitivity, and so much more. Get ready to dig in and enjoy the read!

Featured in this issue:

  • Five Factors That Influence Mealtime Comfort for Children with Special Needs
  • Autism and Constipation: Causes and Solutions
  • The Power of Positivity
  • Help for Tactile Defensiveness
  • Benefits of the Gaps Diet for Autism
  • Drawn Together: Simple Tips for Family Communication
  • I Sing For Him, and I Sing For Me: How Song Became a Journey of Joy
  • Breastfeeding and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Food Texture Hypersensitivity in Kids With Autism
  • When We Go to Florida
  • Poetry Corner: The Lost Girls
  • Unexpected Downsides to Sensory Exposure Therapy
  • How to Treat Picky Eating and Associated Behavior Through Noncontingent Reinforcement
  • Comfort in Routine & A Backup Plan
  • Autism Warrior: Bobby Latherton
  • Advice from an Autistic Advocate: Tips to Stay Healthy and Lose Weight
  • Autism Feeding Therapy: Targeting Picky Eating
  • Everyone Does Not Need the Same Accommodations
  • Co-occurrence of Autism and Eating Disorders
  • What’s New on the Bookshelf?


  • Not Your Mama’s PDA
  • Taking the Fear Out of Financial Planning for Your Child With Autism

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