The children described in this article

Children who have both a visual impairment and an ASD will all have individual characteristics, abilities and needs. However, in very broad terms, it may be useful to consider three groups of children who have both conditions.

1. In most children who have both visual impairment and as ASD, the visual impairment is considered to be the primary disability because it is diagnosed first. Visual impairment is usually identified at birth or in the first few months of life, before it is possible to diagnose an ASD. This article is primarily about these children.

Many of the children in this group have additional needs as well as visual impairment and ASD. These may include:

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