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Feeding difficulties in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Things you must know?

Eating is a natural and essential human activity that is necessary to sustain life and ensure growth.  But it can be a recurrent challenge for children with autism and a cause of stress for parents. Feeding difficulties have been observed and studied in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) extensively since the earliest understanding of the disorder, even though the presence of feeding difficulties is not used in diagnosing autism. This presentation described about common feeding difficulties associated with the presence of autism spectrum disorder , its signs and symptoms, and information about possible interventions for this problem. The parents and care takers were able to raise their questions and concerns on the issue.