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ADHD and Autism

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder (like Autism), and is a common comorbidity of autism. Autism and ADHD have some common characteristics, such as emotional dysregulation and sensory sensitivities, but it’s important to understand the needs of both conditions and how these need to be met.  

The main three characteristics of ADHD are hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. These characteristics can present themselves in different ways including forgetfulness, an inability to stay still, and difficulty sustaining attention. 

 It’s important to understand the individual’s needs, as not everyone with ADHD will experience the same symptoms, and make sure that the positives ADHD can bring are appreciated and valued

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