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My children and I have Tourette Syndrome. My son has an ADHD and some large and small motor impairment, although he is very bright otherwise. Anyhow, while my son was taking occupational therapy to improve his balance and handwriting, the other moms and I would discuss our kids; many of the mothers of autistic children described similar behaviors--tics and obsessive behaviors. Many of the autistic kids also were bright; some were able to communicate using language quite well. Is this an accidental congruence of symptoms or is there some underlying genetic link between these conditions?
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