chapter  8
Psychiatric and behaviour disorders in children and adolescents w ith intellectual disabilities Pru AUington-Smith
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Introduction Young people w ith a learning disability are not a hom ogenous group. They vary in their level of cognitive im pairm ent, w hether they have an autistic spectrum disorder or not, the presence of o ther disabilities, the cause of the im pairm ent, their families and, last bu t by no m eans least, their personalities. Each is a unique individual w ho comes from a distinct family.