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What is the difference between autism and down syndrome?

Downs syndrome affects appearance and mental capacity where Autistic people look normal but just have social/speech problems! Any Suggestions here?

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  1. Alverta Reply:

    It can be difficult to distinguish differences between the disorders and requires a High-functioning autism and Asperger's syndrome are classified as pervasive Source:http://www.ehow.com/facts_5158628_difference-between-aspergers-autism.html

  2. Teisha Reply:

    Downs syndrome affects appearance and mental capacity where Autistic people look normal but just have social/speech problems.

  3. Mirtha Reply:

    A condition in which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops, both mentally and physically. More? Source:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-difference-between-downs-syndrome-and-autism

  4. Gaye Reply:

    There’s a big difference (I am autistic.) First off: People with Down Syndrome have a physical handicap, and suffer from a genetic disorder that gives them great problems in everyday life, both mental and physical (Although a few can live a… Source:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_similarities_and_differences_between_down_syndrome_and_Autism

  5. Jolanda Reply:

    I have a brother who has Downs Syndrome. He has learning difficulties and his speech isn’t too good but his family can understand him… only some of his words are understandable by everybody, and Downs Syndrome people aren’t too good at le… Source:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_Aspergers_and_autism_and_Down_syndrome

  6. Shawana Reply:

    I heard Cho Seung-Hui had suffered from autism. I have some friends who have autistic kids. I knew a little bit about the signs of autism, but I’m not sure if they grow up the

  7. Maribel Reply:

    I suggest you enter autism – downs syndrome and mental retardation in your internet search engine and you should find some answers! Autism is an impairment in social interaction ranging in severity (The movie Rain Man was about an Autistic)! It used to be thought that it was caused by parenting ie! parents who did not interact with their babies, but more recent research indicates this is not the case! The cause is unknown! Downs Syndrome is caused by an extra chromosone and mental retardation can be caused by a number of factors – brain injury at birth, downs syndrome etc! Look them up on the Internet for more information!

  8. Shaniqua Reply:

    Autism – A pervasive developmental disorder characterized by severe deficits in social interaction and communication, by an extremely limited range of activities

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