Each person has a unique profile of strengths and challenges
Some people may have been diagnosed with one condition but may often have traits related to other conditions to a greater or lesser extent. There is extensive research evidence to show there is overlap and conditions are not in neat ‘silos’.
(Terms you may sometimes see used describing this may also be co-occurrence or co-morbidity)
People may vary in the way they present challenges, despite having similar diagnoses. This may also vary from day to day depending on demands on the person and the tasks they are needing to complete.
People with these conditions will have intellectual abilities that are in line with the general population.
Some people may also show signs of anxiety and may be at greater risk of depression.
Just because someone is supported in work today and adjustments have been made that it is ‘it’. Life changes, line managers change, place of work changes and jobs change. Be aware that these may need to be reviewed.
Remember: Every person will vary in both their strengths and their challenges.