Autism Resources for Providers
Diagnose and treat the common physical symptoms of ASD.
Autism is characterized by social and behavioral symptoms, though physical symptoms—mainly constipation and insomnia—are also common. Healthcare providers aren’t accustomed to identifying and assessing these physical symptoms in children with autism. And even when physical conditions are recognized, physicians don’t have clear guidelines for diagnosing and treating these patients. Through the work of the Collaborative to Improve Autism Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, NICHQ provides two essential resources for providers caring for children with ASD.