Children with autism are sick and need medical attention. Medical issues can trigger serious behavioral problems. Many of our children are unable to communicate their pain or discomfort verbally but will exhibit their distress through behaviors and often times aggression. Don't assume this is just a behavioral problem – look for underlying medical issues and talk to your physician. Getting the right physician is paramount to a successful journey with your child. Choose someone you feel comfortable with and who understands the needs of your child. Visit our Directory which includes numerous practitioner lists. The most notable practitioner list for autism, the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS) is a group of highly specialized autism physicians well trained in the latest autism research and technology – an excellent place to start.
The Autism Exchange (AEX) has organized the Biomedical section to include: Conditions and Contributing Factors. Below is a sampling of some of the conditions and contributing factors detailed on The AEX.
Biomedical Conditions (more on The AEX)
Biomedical Contributing Factors (more on The AEX)
The Autism Exchange (AEX) Provides Comprehensive Biomedical Info and Autism Research
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