SPD and ASD

Is SPD connected to or part of the Autism Spectrum? There seems to be so many similarities, how is the difference between the two defined?

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Dec 20, 2011
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by: Anonymous

although there are many similarities/cross overs between the two, research indicates that they are two separate disorders.

research has shown that most children who are on the autism spectrum have some sensory processing/integration issues.

however, the opposite is not near the same statistic. meaning, you can have sensory processing issues and not be on the autism spectrum. which i have come to discover is the case with my 6 year old son.

read this link-which is actually posted to this website for a little further understanding and clarification. there are some GREAT books and resources available about this very question. they are listed on this link as well. good luck!

http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/autism-and-sensory-integration.html

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ASD
by: Anonymous

I have the experience of a child with ASD to which the SPD is connected.

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