Autism is a condition that can have similar symptoms to ADHD. It can be difficult to diagnose autism, but awareness of the symptoms and attentiveness to behavior can help to spot the condition early on. Knowledge of the condition and an understanding of what are the truths and what are the myths about autism are essential for determining and appreciating what life will be like for someone with ADHD and autism.
It is probably no coincidence that forums for ADHD, like this one, usually have some parents who come to the site who have a child with autism. Likewise there are many newsgroups and forums for autism where some members have a child diagnosed with ADHD. Why is this so? Because there is a great overlap of symptoms between ADHD and an autism…