Symptoms of Autism Among Children with Congenital Deafblindness.

This study examines symptoms of autism among 71 children with congenital deafblindness using the Autism Behavior Checklist. The cohort of children with congenital deafblindness was found to have symptoms of autism on a level similar to children with another developmental disorder than autism for example intellectual disability. No association was found between severity of congenital sensory impairment and severity or type of symptoms of autism.
PMID: 24127166 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders)