Expediting Our Understanding of Gastrointestinal Issues in Autistic Adults

Up to 90% of people with autism experience GI distress. Although these symptoms often occur in children and adults, there is a lack of research focused on addressing GI dysfunction in autistic adults. A current study is gathering input from a group of autistic adults in order to develop a set of recommendations for improving GI health in adults. This grant will provide funding to expedite data collection, analysis, and dissemination of the outcomes of this study so that results can be seen up to a year earlier.  These recommendations will shape future research by prioritizing the most relevant GI concerns identified by autistic adults and interdisciplinary collaborators, leading to the development of better treatments and overall approaches to GI health in people with autism.


Calliope Holingue