Visual Impairment and Autism

@article{Cass1998VisualIA,
  title={Visual Impairment and Autism},
  author={Hilary Cass},
  journal={Autism},
  year={1998},
  volume={2},
  pages={117 - 138}
}
  • H. Cass
  • Published 1 June 1998
  • Psychology
  • Autism
Up to one-third of totally blind children are reported to suffer from a developmental disorder which has many features in common with autism in the sighted. The aetiological basis of this worrying condition is discussed. There are major problems in defining diagnostic criteria for autism in visual impairment, with the discriminant capabilities of empirically derived rating scales being compromised by overlaps between autistic symptoms and normal 'blindisms', and schedules based on existing… 
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