Review other conditions that kids with autism often have

Children with autism are more likely to develop other conditions.

This does not mean your child will get another condition! But it's good for you to be aware of them.

People with autism are more likely to get these conditions:

  • Sleep disorders

  • ADHD: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Seizures

  • Gastrointestinal disorders like reflux, constipation, diarrhea, and celiac disease

  • Ear infections

  • Food allergies

  • Eczema or skin allergies

  • Severe headaches

  • Asthma

Why do I need to know?

  • Some conditions can be treated

  • If you catch them and treat them early on, they are easier to control

Here's what you can do:

  • Talk to your doctor about these other conditions. Make sure they test for them regularly.

  • Be on the lookout for signs or symptoms.

  • If you notice your child does have one of these, don't panic! Call your doctor and schedule an appointment.


Sources: BRAF, L. Schieve, National Health Interview Survey


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