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US News & World Report: A Third of Autistic Children Also Have ADHD

June 5, 2013
Kennedy Krieger research shows that nearly one-third of children with autism also have ADHD.

About a third of children who have autism also have symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a study released Wednesday. According to researchers at the Baltimore-based Kennedy Krieger Institute, which studies autism, the two disorders may be somehow linked. 
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Nearly One-Third of Children with Autism Also Have ADHD

June 5, 2013
Kennedy Krieger researchers find children with co-occurrence of autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders face greater impairments

BALTIMORE, Md. -- In a study of the co-occurrence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in early school-age children (four to eight years old), researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that nearly one-third of children with ASD also have clinically significant ADHD symptoms.

Another Restless Night or Something More?: Five Signs of Sleep Disorders in School-Age Children with Special Needs

March 7, 2013
As Part of Sleep Awareness Week (March 3-10), Kennedy Krieger Expert Advises Parents on When to Seek Help and Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

While sleep disturbances are common in all children at some point during childhood, the National Association of School Psychologists estimates that as many as 30 percent of children have restless nights serious enough to be diagnosed with a sleep disorder. For children with special needs, the likelihood of sleep disorders is even higher, due to factors such as physical and behavioral differences, and even side-effects from medication. 

Brain Imaging Study of Preschoolers with ADHD Detects Brain Differences Linked to Symptoms

June 9, 2011
Smaller brain volumes associated with severity of ADHD symptoms

(Baltimore, MD) – In a study published today in the Clinical Neuropsychologist (e-publication ahead of print), researchers from the Kennedy Kennedy Krieger Institute found differences in the brain development of preschool children with symptoms of Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Results showed the region of the brain important for cognitive and motor control was smaller in these children than in typically developing children.

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