Gastrointestinal problems seem prevalent in those with autism, but it can be tough to get those issues treated.
Autistic individuals present differently from the general population. Limited vocabulary can prevent clear communication of physical complaints. Trying to physically communicate the symptoms can be mistaken as behavior problems. And, the diversity in autism can complicate a doctor’s ability to diagnose the digestive issues.
Listen in as Kristin Gonzalez, President of the Autism Hope Alliance, shares what to watch for in autistic individuals when digestive problems are present.