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Medical Support for Autism

In the article below, I will discuss medical support for children with Autism, including why this support may be needed and how to access the service.

It is important to remember that all individuals diagnosed with autism are just that – individuals. This means that each child’s needs will be different. They will have different strengths and weaknesses, meaning that one size fits all service recommendations will not apply. That being said, refer to your evaluating provider for which services are best for your child.

If you have general questions or concerns about autism, see  Autism in Children: What you need to know. If you are interested in learning about other treatments for Autism, see Supports and Services for Children with Autism. Wondering what autism looks like as your child ages, see How Symptoms of Autism Can Change with Age. Thinking about how this diagnosis may effect your other children, see Siblings of Children with Autism: What to consider.

Services & Supports

Remember, all children with autism are unique and have individual strengths and weaknesses. Below are general examples of services recommended for children with autism, but be sure to refer to your evaluating provider for specific recommendations for your child.

How to Find Services

Start by talking to your child’s pediatrician if you have any medical concerns. The pediatrician may have recommendations or may refer out to a specialist for further evaluation and/or treatment.

Medical Support

Autism can also be associated with additional medical and mental health concerns such as: gastrointestinal issues, sleep concerns, challenging behaviors, ADHD, and anxiety. As a result, a child with autism may need to see a medical specialist, such as a gastroenterologist for gastrointestinal issues, or a psychiatrist for medication management.

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Hopefully this helps answer some of your questions about medical support for children with Autism. If you have other questions, feel free to call me at (801)-613-9184 for a free 15-minute phone consultation. I’d be happy to answer additional questions and direct you to the right person. If you are looking for parent training or challenging behavior support for your children, you can read more about how I can help HERE.

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