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adhd and autism advice please

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sugar34plum Sun 15-Jul-07 18:42:10

Hi ds has just had a cochlear implant. and for some time i as well as others have noticed he has a number of traits of autism. But whilst on the ward doctors did ask if he had adhd. Can you have both? Was also discovered he has a heart murmer!! Poor little mite. We have an appointment with peadeatrician on 23rd july but just wanted some input first from the world widely mn's. many thanks

moondog Sun 15-Jul-07 18:46:38

Hi Sugar.
Look on and post on the Special Needs section.It is a mine of extremely useful information.

Peachy Sun 15-Jul-07 18:50:06


many sources now think that ADHD is on the same spectrum as Autism. So if thats right it would be difficult to have both, but the traits would be so similar it may be ahrd in some children to distinguish between. OTOH have come across at elast one aprent who says her child is ADHD / ASD so as per most thing paediatricians all seem a rule unto themselves with diagnosis!

have you looked at the Triad of Impairments? Its quite a good system of identifying autism traits / possible diagnosis; also if you type ADHD symptoms into google you get lots of similar charts

HTH and welcome to MN Sn, plaease do join us on the SN theads X

sugar34plum Sun 15-Jul-07 18:56:13

hi and thankyou both. Im normally only on relationship threads not to clever about finding others! But will try. thanks again

Peachy Sun 15-Jul-07 18:59:14

go into the topics bit at the top, look for special needs.

tehre's also an off board support group, made up of mn users with Sn children. if you'd like to be in the group do email me- peaches and cream 04 at bt internet dot com

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