Theories About Autism Causes

AUTISM PARENT, TIMES TWO: WHEN MORE THAN ONE CHILD IN THE FAMILY HAS ASD

What is it like to raise two children who share an autism diagnosis, but who may have very different symptoms and needs?

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GENES, ENVIRONMENT, AND THE CAUSES OF AUTISM: WHY SOLVING THE METHYLATION MYSTERY IS IMPORTANT

There are a lot of mysteries about the causes of autism, including if, how, and when ASD is inherited from parents. Scientists know that part of this mystery has to do with how the environment interacts with our genes.

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MOTHERS' DIABETES LINKED TO RISK OF AUTISM

Researchers have identified an unusual risk for a child developing autism: his mother’s diabetes. Several studies found that pregnant women with diabetes – including the temporary kind – had a higher risk of delivering a child with autism than mothers who weren't diabetic.

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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS: EXPLORING PREGNANCY AND BIRTH FACTORS

Are there factors associated with pregnancy or birth that increase a child's risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder?

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These archived articles were originally published as part of the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) research project. 
The project is closed and no longer accepting participants.


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