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How Autism Relates to Learning and Attention Issues

By Amanda Morin

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Autism spectrum disorders (including Asperger’s syndrome) are not learning and attention issues. But autism and some learning and attention issues can have similar symptoms. For instance, a child with either might have social difficulties. Learn key differences between the conditions. And find out how you can help your child if she struggles with social skills.

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Bob Cunningham, Ed.M., serves as advisor-in-residence on learning and attention issues for Understood.

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