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Autism Baby Siblings Study: recurrence risk 19% by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven in Siblings of Children With Autism" In the course of conducting a prospective study of siblings of children with autism, we have observed a disturbing trend of reduced uptake of immunization for the younger siblings...
Study Recurrence Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium Study by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven to 20% (18.7%). This is a fairly large study, where they monitored the baby siblings in families with an autistic child. They were watching these baby sibs and testing them to see which ones had an autism...
Autism recurrence in half siblings: strong support for genetic mechanisms of transmission in ASD by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Autism recurrence in half siblings: strong support for genetic mechanisms of transmission... immune mechanisms. To minimize these confounds, we compared autism recurrence in half siblings versus...
Immunization uptake in younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven If one child has autism, the chance that a younger sibling will have autism is about 18.7%. (see the study Recurrence Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium Study...
Immunization uptake in younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (part 2) by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Recently I wrote about a study, Immunization uptake in younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder , in which it appeared they had a comparison of immunized vs. non-immunized. I contacted...
Autism and Siblings by chefpenny Patient Expert to everyone. If you have a child with autism that has siblings then be sure that they get time to be a kid. Poor Madison gets...I have had an epiphany lately. Amazing , I know. lol Anyway, when you have a child with autism...
Sibling stuff and autism by Danette Patient Expert love to hear any ideas you may have. How have you explained autism to your children from a sibling... Things have been a little rough these last few months on the sibling front. Cuddlebug and Bearhug...
Autism: From Inside the Mind of a Power Sibling Named Zack Gonzalez by Kim S. Patient Expert me. KIM By Zack Gonzalez Inside the Mind of a Sibling (AND some advice for you Mom and Dad!) A day...?” Just kidding. I wish. That number one question is actually, “What’s it like being a sibling of a kid...
Best of AofA: The Others. Siblings and Autism by Kim S. Patient Expert saw me reading Age of Autism one afternoon. She rested her elbow on my desk and leaned her head on her hand with a heavy sigh. “Mom, I hate autism.” My world came crashing down. Oh, no! She discovered...

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Causes The causes of autism are still being investigated. Many experts believe that t ... » Read on
Introduction ... e term that is used to describe a group of disorders, including autism and Asperger syndrome. The word 'spectrum' is used becaus ... » Read on