Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a diverse and complex set of developmental conditions. People are usually diagnosed with ASD on the basis of differences in:

  • Social interactions
  • Communication (verbal and non-verbal)
  • Repetitive behaviours

Most people with a diagnosis of ASD do not have any known genetic syndrome. However, many people with CdLS have certain features of ASD, and some also have a formal ASD diagnosis (this is true of several other genetic syndromes too, such as Fragile X syndrome). This means that some theories of ASD, and some known approaches to dealing with difficulties, may also be relevant to people with CdLS.

Chris Oliver

By Dr Alice Welham, Dr Jo Moss and Professor Chris Oliver
Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of Birmingham

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