(work in progress)

In the "Hierarchy of ASD Needs" page, I place HEALTH as the foundation of an autistic person's full potential. But our health is not like NT health. Since it is proven that an autistic person will have significantly more anxiety doing the same thing as their NT peers, the subject of good health practices becomes much more important. Anxiety is the number one cause of increased autistic symptoms (sensory processing disorders, poor EF skills, behaivor). Anxiety starts in the nervous system so it is important to begin treatment there by making sure that the "basics" are covered. The basics are Nutrition (Diet), Sleep and Exercise.

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