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Is my child ADHD too?

In therapy centres, in his school, on social media and YouTube videos. William is definitely one of the more hyperactive ones. It is very common for autistic children to be diagnosed as ADHD as well (go follow @adamsautismfamily). Further, William’s score was borderline ADHD based on a questionnaire the doc asked me to do. He was not too worried as he said his attention span is not too bad. Usually ADHD is diagnosed at a later age (ie: above 5 yo cos that’s when the symptoms are clearer). So at his age now it’s still a questionmark.

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Is Stubbornness an Autism Trait?

Is he being stubborn or is it his autism? That is one question that had been bugging us for a while. Sometimes we tend to forget that he also have a personality that he’s born with just like everyone else. For instance he’s super affectionate, probably something he inherited from mommy’s DNA haha. But he is also super defiant. We’ve always known but I guess I wasn’t sure about it once his autism diagnosis came in because autism is such a wide spectrum.

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Defiance or Autism?

Besides just dealing with an autistic child with sensory disorder and global developmental delay (and possibly ADHD in future), we have to also deal with the normal aspects of the child. Yes, sometimes we tend to forget that he also have a personality that he’s born with just like everyone else. For instance he’s super affectionate, probably something he inherited from mommy’s DNA haha. But he is also super defiant. We’ve always known but I guess I wasn’t sure about it once his autism diagnosis came in because autism is such a wide spectrum.

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Misconceptions About Autism vs Savantism

Every time I tell someone about my son, one of the most common things I hear is that autistic people have special abilities/gifts. In reality, this savantism trait really occurs to only 10% of autistic diagnoses. Autism is a spectrum disorder. Most likely these people have Aspergers Syndrome (which is now considered a mild for of autism). Individuals with Aspergers can be verbal and academic with no obvious learning disabilities but they still show some autism characteristics like being really antisocial, sensory issues.