Autism and Learning Disability

@article{Obrien2004AutismAL,
  title={Autism and Learning Disability},
  author={Gregory O'brien and Joanne Pearson},
  journal={Autism},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={125 - 140}
}
In this article a short overview is given of the relationship between autism and learning disability. Autism exists with any level of intelligence, but many individuals with autism suffer also from learning disability. Although both disorders show overlap in some behaviours they are different in many aspects. Are they distinct syndromes which influence each other, or do they belong to a broad spectrum of a condition? 

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