ERIC Number: EJ413188
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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Differences in Adaptive Functioning among People with Autism or Mental Retardation.
Jacobson, John W.; Ackerman, Lee J.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v20 n2 p205-19 Jun 1990
Differences in motoric and instrumental activity of daily living skills were compared between 1,442 people with autism and 24,048 people with mental retardation. Autistic children, age 5-12, had better developed skills than mentally retarded children matched by age and intellectual level. With increasing age, more developed instrumental skills were observed in mentally retarded individuals. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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