ASERT does not offer crisis services through our Resource Center. If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.
This resource provides tips for individuals with autism on how to maintain their physical health and wellbeing.
It is a matter of building new, healthy habits and making sure you include those good habits as part of your daily life. There are lots of ways that you can maintain or improve the health of your body.
Make sure you keep track of how much water you drink daily. This website is useful for calculating how much water you may need each day:
It can be tempting to decrease the amount of sleep in order to get more done. However, this strategy can lead to negative outcomes. Read this for more information about sleep:
Make sure to eat enough fruits, vegetables, protein, and other healthy foods and ingredients that your body needs.
Take a look at this link for more info:
Spend time with the people you love and trust. It’s important that you spend time with other people in order to maintain social connections. These connections are important for both your mental and physical health.
Being aware of your thoughts and emotions throughout the day can be a good first step in taking better care of yourself. Please see this link:
It’s important to not forget them. The medications were prescribed to help you.
Wash your hands and keep your body clean and healthy with regular washing. You can shower, bathe, or use wipes to decrease body odors every day.
These three links below will connect you to helpful websites about maintaining your physical health.
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.