Blog #223~When It’s More Than Just Down Syndrome
Parents of a child with Down syndrome will post questions online, about the possibility of their child also having autism. Their questions are, what are the signs and symptoms, and also what is the benefit of having a secondary diagnosis of autism with the primary diagnosis of Down syndrome (DS-ASD)? Having navigated the path of a dual diagnosis of DS-ASD for 24 years and working as a dual diagnosis specialist and consultant, I can attest to the benefits of getting the secondary diagnosis of autism along with Down syndrome.
Do you suspect that your child, student or client with Down syndrome may also have autism? Learn about this:
*The signs and symptoms of DS-ASD
*The benefits getting an evaluation and secondary diagnosis of autism related with Down syndrome
*What additional services are available to support a dual diagnosis of DS-ASD
*Resources and support related to having a dual diagnosis of DS-ASD
Click here to learn find out: @https://nickspecialneeds.com/2016/09/12/blog-155more-than-just-down-syndrome/
Getting the secondary diagnosis of autism along with Down syndrome was the key to unlocking the door for more specialized training, communication and behavior support, funding and respite care for my son, Nick. It also lead me to find support groups that are dealing with tough issues that are unique to children and adults with a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism.
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