Autism and dyspraxia in adults

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We've featured a news story today on research into the links between autistic traits and dyspraxia in adults. It suggests that autistic adults are significantly more likely to have dyspraxia, yet it also found that the presence of dyspraxia was related to difficulties with social skills and empathy in adults without an autism diagnosis. This may suggest that motor coodination could be linked to social communication skills.

Do many autistic adults that you work with have motor coordination difficulties? If so how does it impact on their lives? What kind of support do you provide for autistic adults with dyspraxia?



Edited on February 23, 2017 - 9:07am


July 13, 2019 - 9:02pm

I am a 55 year old autistic adult (I got diagnosed with ASD at the age of 51) and I am seeking a diagnosis of dyspraxia but I do not know how to go about it and how to make my GP believe that my difficulties with balance, co-ordination, fine and major motor skills are real.  Please can anyone advise me how to go about getting a dyspraxia diagnosis as an autistic adult.