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spastic dipligia and Asperger

chattymossman Member Posts: 12 Connected
edited July 2018 in Cerebral palsy
I am a adult with spastic diplegia their is a family history of what I believe is autistic spectrum related and will be having the test soon.i wondered any person with a similar experience,I have read that there is a 7 % link and after reading about Chris packham I got a eureka moment.


  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,176 Scope online community team
    Hi @chattymossman
    Welcome to our community and thanks for your post. You are correct in saying that a 2008 study looking at a potential link between Cerebral Palsy and Autism found that 7% of the participants with Cerebral Palsy were on the autistic spectrum, however, the same study has suggested that it is more prevalent in participants with non-spastic Cerebral Palsy. 
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