SPD and autism

by kat

Is SPD the same with autism? Or is a child diagnosed to have sensory dysfunction an autistic?

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Jan 24, 2017
They are different
by: Luna

* Almost all autistic people have SPD
* Some people with SPD are autistic, but not all

Autism has symptoms that are not present in SPD. I believe that SPD is in the diagnostic criteria now.

Jan 20, 2010
by: Anonymous

Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism are not the same. Many children with autism have SPD however many children with SPD definitely aren't autistic. My son has SPD but isn't autistic and several others I know, but my sister's nephew is autistic and has several similar sensory problems as my son. Hope that helps!

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