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Although no one specific cause of autism is known,
current researches link autism to biological or
neurological differences in the brain. The severely
incapacitating symptoms are caused by physical disorders
of the brain. In some families there appears to be a
pattern of autism or related disabilities which suggests
there may be a genetic basis to the disorder, although at
this time no one gene has been directly linked to autism.
No known factors in the psychological environment of a
child have been shown to cause autism.
it is generally agreed that:
is a spectrum disorder. Its expression ranges
from the very severely involved to those who are
only mildly affected and may appear very close to
is a developmental diagnosis, i.e., expression of
the syndrome varies with age and the
developmental level of the person affected. As
with any other child, your child with autism will
change as he/she grows older.
is a retrospective diagnosis. The diagnosis
cannot be made without taking a careful
developmental history from parents and persons
involved in a child or adult's life.
can co-exist with any other condition that any
person may have. The most commonly co-existing
condition is mental retardation. Just because a
person with autism does not mean that he cannot
have other diagnosable conditions.
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