Centre for Leadership in Child Development
Project: How should we talk about obesity and weight-related
topics with children with autism spectrum disorders
and their families?
Obesity is a global health concern and significantly impacts quality
of life for typically developing children, as well as for children with
Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD). The purpose of this study
therefore was to explore the experiences of children with ASD,
families and HCPs specializing in ASD when discussing health
promotion and weight-related topics in healthcare consultations.