PROFOUND AUTISM

7 Dec

A new autism designation?

A commission organized recently by the journal Lancet "formally introduces the term profound autism to refer to autistic people with severe intellectual disability, limited communication, or both.

Persons who would belong to this category comprise from 18-48 percent of autistic people. Recognition of this subgroup of autistic persons is important to identify persons with very high clinical services.

https://www.statnews.com/2021/12/07/labels-can-harm-but-they-also-can-help-see-profound-autism/?fbclid=IwAR3f-6gIWHv5OZbjBqJJqxZI59wbJTrjTxE593Mk2pn6ZFJE319PENUcdAE

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