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What is the likelihood of my children beng autistic?

My brother, sister, uncle, aunt and grandmother all have/had autism. Both of my parents did not, and I do not. Is it likely my (future) children will?


*It is very strong in my brother and sister (who have aspergers), was mild in my Grandmother but still very evident, very strong in my aunt and mild in my uncle

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  • 2 months ago

    I’d say very likely; luckily autism isn’t a bad thing.

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  • 2 months ago

    Autism does tend to run in families. Other things that contribute to a greater risk of autism: a) older fathers (over the age of 40); and b) a maternal grandmother who smokes. (I'm not kidding; you can look it up.) Older fathers are also more likely to have children with ADHD.

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