Autism, Food & Eating Disorders: Overcoming Restrictive Eating

Date: February 24, 2019

Author: James Sinclair

People with autism have a complicated relationship when it comes to food. While many families with autistic children will struggle to get someone on the spectrum to eat (due to a diet consisting of solitary or limited food groups), many others will have their hands full, trying to stop an autist from constantly having their mouth full – yes, it’s not uncommon for autistic people to be in a constant food fight. However, unlike our often-restricted diets, the causes and solutions can be much more varied.

With this in mind (and with Eating Disorders Awareness Week beginning this Monday), today, I wanted to share my own experience of suffering from an eating disorder and give some insight into how to overcome restrictive eating in people on the spectrum.

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