Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceSpecial Education · 2 months ago

Should I date him given autism runs in both families?

My nephew has high functioning autism. I met a guy and went on ten dates with him. His brother has autism but isn't as high functioning. 

I would love to be a mother some day. However, I am scared to keep dating this guy given both of our families have a history of autism. I imagine that would increase the risk factor that if I have a kid with this man, the kid is autistic.

I like him but I am scared to take a risk by getting too serious with him.

2 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    the risk of ur chiild having autism is still there even if it is someone else. this may be a bit higher but it is all in gods hands.

  • 2 months ago

    you can always use alternate methods to become a parent.  With both parents having a family history that does raise the risk more than just 1 parent having the history

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