Conditions Related to Autism
Many cases of autism or autism spectrum disorder are idiopathic - which means they have no known cause. Others co-occur with known disorders or syndromes. Understanding how and why autism appears together with these other conditions may provide clues that propel autism research forward. Of course, if a child has autism associated with another condition, understanding that other condition and how it overlaps with autism may also be key to identifying appropriate interventions.
Some of these related disorders are: