Are autism and attachment issues related?

No, Autism is a neurological condition present before birth and manifesting at some point in infancy. Attachment issues can occur in any child exposed to prolonged, insufficient and/or inconsistent parenting.
No. One of the features of autism is a lack of social awareness and interaction. Therefore attachment disorder would not be a part of autism.
They can be. Autism is a genetically based vulnerability that has lead to neurologic damage that results in the neurological damage we call autism.. An attachment disorder is secondary to an impairmant in maternal atunement. Just because an individual has autism does not mean they are not"attached to people, especially their caregiver. Because the social impairment characteristic of autism it would require exp.