Autism or ADHD: Are Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) related?

There has been much speculation about whether ASD and ADD are related disorders, or if they simply appear co-morbidly. There is one core deficit that both disorders share which can make the two appear similar or “related”—a deficit in executive functioning, or “executive dysfunction.” READ MORE

Do Autistic People Feel Empathy: The Literal Interpretation

Autistic people tend not to show emotions the way “normal” or “neuro-typical” people do. This leads to the idea that they lack empathy, the ability to empathize, to feel empathetic, and in the extreme lack feelings altogether. This simply is not true; they just do not tend share their feelings …

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