9. Autism and intellectual disability are not the same thing.

Autism and intellectual disability have some parts that are the same.
But, they are different disabilities.
You can have both, or only one, or neither.

Intellectual disabilities affect how you learn and think.
People with intellectual disabilities might learn more slowly.
They might need more help with everyday life.
People with intellectual disabilities do learn and think.
They just learn and think differently.

Some autistic people also have intellectual disabilities.
Most autistic people don’t.
There are a lot of different ways to be autistic!