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Is synesthesia a symptom of autism?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: No

Synesthesia--the cross-over of one sense to another (touch to visual, e.
g.) has been reported to be possibly more prevalent in high-functioning individuals with autism. However, there is no evidence to suggest that it is an underlying cause of autism itself. It may help to "explain" some savant abilities, although that remains to be seen.

In brief: No

Synesthesia--the cross-over of one sense to another (touch to visual, e.
g.) has been reported to be possibly more prevalent in high-functioning individuals with autism. However, there is no evidence to suggest that it is an underlying cause of autism itself. It may help to "explain" some savant abilities, although that remains to be seen.
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