Diet & Autism
No specific "autism diet" exists, but nutrition issues and autism often go hand in hand. Some people with autism restrict their diets to soft, bland, and scent-free foods. Those decisions can lead to constipation and other digestion issues. Some people with autism struggle with co-existing conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome. For some families, a diet change is part of an autism treatment plan. Eliminating gluten, dairy, food additives, and other irritants could ease mealtime struggles. Many families need assistance crafting a diet that helps since some dietary choices can cause harm.