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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Other Health Issues May Exacerbate Autism
Concurrent medical problems affect many with autism, new research suggests, and may be responsible for troubles at home and school.
In a study of nearly 3,000 children and adolescents with autism from across the country, researchers found that nearly a quarter have gastrointestinal issues. What’s more, the study found that those facing the stomach problems in addition to autism were more likely to experience anxiety and sensory problems.
The findings are significant, researchers say, because collectively these struggles can affect quality of life, particularly if they go unrecognized.
Read more of Shaun Heasley's Disability Scoop article HERE.