Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders



The article introduces the modern understanding of intellectual disability as a diagnostic category. It is based on the description of the structure, recommended for professional use in the USA. The necessity of intellect testing in individuals with autism spectrum disorders is discussed alongside with its place among other diagnostic measures

General Information

Keywords: autism, autism spectrum disorders, intellect, IQ

Journal rubric: Psychology of Special and Inclusive Education

Article type: review article


For citation: Sorokin A.B. Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2018. Vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 38–44. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2018070104. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Aleksandr B. Sorokin, PhD in Biology, Leading Researcher of the Federal Resource Center for Organization of Comprehensive Support to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Scientific Consultant, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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