Adults with a more severe learning disability also have a greater likelihood of having autism according to a report published on 31st January 2012 by the NHS Information Centre.
The report combines data from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) 2007 with findings from a new study based on a sample of people with learning disabilities living in private households and communal care establishments.
The report aims to
- Estimate the prevalence of autism in England, furthering previous research that suggests people with learning disabilities are more likely to have autism
- Address the fact that the APMS did not include people with severe learning disabilities.
Published 7 February 2012