Aspergers and ADHD


According to Dr. Russell Barkley, as many as 60% of Autistic people have ADHD.

I am one of them.


This set of  short video clips, captures the essence of my experience of ADHD.

If you have been touched by ADHD in any way, I hope you find this post helpful.


ADHD and Autism contrasted



ADHD and comorbid disorders



The ADHD and ODD connection



ADHD diagnosis acceptance



ADHD and family awareness



ADHD is no gift


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Steve Borgman (@SteveBorgman)
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 22:03:48

    There’s a lot of information here! There’s such an overlap between some of the core executive function challenges the autism spectrum presents and “plain” attention deficit disorder. I’m bookmarking this article so that I can refer to it in the future! I’m a therapist working with both autism and attention deficit disorder, and I’m always looking for new and better information 🙂


  2. nikki
    Feb 02, 2013 @ 06:33:14

    that’s a great little compilation . i take away some of it for my own perception and understanding of my son’s asperger’s. his diagnosis includes “elements of adhd and odd” which, as a layman obviously but after reading some information, i actually dispute for my child. i did not know Russel Barkley and understand he specialises more in ADHD but the way he brings his point accross is very accessible and makes sense to me…


  3. andrewbromleyfairnington
    May 15, 2013 @ 23:00:45

    Thanks for putting me onto Dr Barkley. I’ve downloaded some more of his vids from YouTube and it helps to have a real pro’s opinion on such a what appears to be an ambiguous subject amongst other like minded professionals. I found things about myself which I knew but had only suspected. So cheers for this post it has really helped me. 🙂


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