The symptoms of autism spectrum disorders and ADHD overlap.
Most children on the autism spectrum have symptoms of ADHD — difficulty settling down, social awkwardness, the ability to focus only on things that interest them, and impulsivity.
ADHD itself, however, is not part of the autism spectrum.
What Can autism be mistaken for?
Conditions That Can Be Mistaken for Autism. These include: Speech delays, hearing problems, or other developmental delays: Developmental delays are when your child doesn’t do things doctors expect kids his age to be able to do. These can include language, speech, or hearing problems.
Is ADHD considered a disability?
An ADHD diagnosis, in and of itself, is not enough to qualify for disability benefits. As a child, you must have had measurable functional impairments (which show up as recurring poor performance in school) and as an adult, you must have measurable functional impairments that keep you from working.
Are there different levels of ADHD?
ADHD is divided into three different types: inattentive type. hyperactive-impulsive type. combination type.