Research by Hartley & Sikora in a recent issue of Autism Magazine:
Can you distinguish high functioning autism from ADHD and
from anxiety in older children? Here is a list of the DSM criteria
for autism along with the results from a study that tested for each
criteria in children with autism, ADHD and anxiety. It turns out
that many of the problem areas are shared by the three groups.
Check out the list below. (Note: DSM does not allow duel diagnoses
such as ASD and ADHD or ASD and anxiety.)