What is the best way to share and respond to an autism diagnosis?
"How do I tell you I'm autistic?" is a common question people ask themselves, having received a diagnosis. "How should I respond?" is an internal dilemma that sometimes runs through the mind of individuals when someone they know shares their condition with them. Here we consider these questions and more.
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Are autism and ADHD symptoms of the same underlying condition?
Studies have revealed symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in around two thirds of autistic people. But are autism and ADHD symptoms of the same underlying condition? Academic Dr Simon Bignell has questioned whether autism and ADHD may be “one overarching disorder with a range of subtypes”
Asperger's reclassification continues to spark controversy
Autism research fails to reflect the spectrum's diversity - and those with learning disabilities are being excluded
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