Down syndrome & autism dual diagnosis

Up until just a few years ago, it was thought that a person with Down syndrome could not have autism. Well that perspective has changed dramatically.

Just a few years ago…less than 10 years ago, the mother a child with Down syndrome would simply be told that her child had Down syndrome with a severe cognitive impairment.

They would make no effort to find out the cause of the supposed cognitive impairment.

A mother might be told, ” This is part of what happens with ‘low-functioning’ Down syndrome”.

We now know that this is not true.

It turns out that children with Down syndrome are even more pre-disposed to have autism spectrum disorder than the rest of the population.

via Down Syndrome & Autism Dual Diagnosis.

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