Exploring the Potential Causes of Autism

Are people with autism born with a genetic predisposition to the condition, or are environmental factors a trigger?  Scientists aren’t sure exactly what causes autism, but there is strong evidence that genetics and environment each play a role in the development of autism spectrum disorders.

Watch the video to learn more about the potential links between genetics, environment, and autism. Scientists haven’t determined which genetic and environmental factors increase the risk of autism. However, studies into autism occurrences in families with siblings with autism and in fraternal twins with the condition suggestion a strong correlation.

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Written By Tammy Cline-Soza, MS, BCBA

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