Down's Syndrome: Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- the misplaced notion that children with Down's syndrome are always 'sociable' therefore they cannot be 'autistic'
- lack of awareness of the usual developmental profile of those with Down's syndrome.
Differential diagnosis includes:
- Profound and severe multiple disability
- Social deprivation/neglect
- Major concurrent illness
- Hearing or visual impairment
The above information is supported by the following papers:
(J Dennis 24.01.02)