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Nutrition and Autism page
Many states have developed plans and policies for autism. Some, but not all address nutrition. Examples are listed here. Please send additional plans and policies to
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) materials for the
are freely distributed and can be see on the CDC website Learn the Signs. Act Early here. Two posters for health service providers can be downloaded here. ( flyer) ( Poster)
State Document Comments Washington Caring for Washington Individuals with Autism Task Force, 2007Autism Guidebook for Washington State Nutrition services included Oregon Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder SERVING AND SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND THEIR FAMILIES, Summary of Preliminary Findings and Recommendations(Sept 2008) Goal of the Commission is to develop a complete State Plan Ohio Ohio’s Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2007 Nutrition services included New Mexico New Mexico Collaborating for Effective Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in New Mexico: A PRELIMINARY ACTION PLAN, 2004 New Mexico Family Infant and Toddler Program, Technical Assistant Document for ASD’s No mention of diet or nutrition, Preliminary action plan emphasizes team care management Nevada Nevada Autism Summit, 2008 Nevada Autism Fact Book, 2008 No mention of diet or nutrition, Factbook includes information on resources for families California California ASD Best Practice Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis and Assessment DDS Autism Spectrum Disorder Initiative Highlights (PDF – Updated 4/15/09) Specifically outlines the need for Nutritional Assessment and need for RD’s in the medical team. Alaska Early Intervention Services for Alaska Children with Autism: A Policy Analysis, 2007 No mention of nutrition or diet Arizona Arizona Autism Insurance Coverage, 2008 Social and Fiscal Impacts of SB1263, Steven’s Law. No mention of nutrition or diet
yvet said . . .
If your state has a policy that is not yet listed in the table, please let me know about it so I may add it here.
email the document or a link to the document to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org