However, this act classifies the term intellectual disability into
Specific learning disability (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia etc).
Autism spectrum disorder.
Now this is, extremely confusing because not all intellectually disabled are autistics, nor all autistics are intellectually disabled. Although the 2 conditions have blurred boundary; they are not the same thing (Audre Thurm et al, Pedersen et al. ).
Intellectual disability is characterised by lack of intellectual capabilities especially low IQ.
Autism and its spectrum is mostly an impairment of social understanding and having restricted interests. Many autistics are highly intelligent, but have trouble social interaction and day to day executive function.
Not all autistics are intellectually disabled.
Not all intellectually disabled are autistic (not Specific learning disorder too).
So my question is in which form or terminology the Indian government is certifying and categorising these 2 categories?
I have crawled the web but didn't found answer.