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University of California Davis MIND Institute

Pilot Studies

GI symptoms are frequently endorsed by autistic individuals and their families. GI symptoms like constipation and pain have been associated to behavioral problems and impact of quality of life. Using a longitudinal sample, we are analyzing the presence, severity, and persistence of GI symptoms in autistic children compared to TD.

Evaluating the applicability of the most recent version of the ROME criteria in the diagnosis of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGIDs) in the ASD group.

ECHO Autism is a multidisciplinary teleconferencing program with the purpose of increasing providers’ knowledge and confidence caring for autistic individuals.

Published Resources

CRE Members

Len Abbeduto

Project Lead


Bibiana Restrepo

Project Co-Lead