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arussell128 posted:
I had my son young. He has Autism and I was wondering if I in the future decide to have another kid what are the chances that it too will have Autism.

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wezugo34 responded:
I have a son with Autism. I know I'm no expert but I have another son that is without Autism. I have never heard of Autism being genetic for a fact. I'm not even sure anyone has a real answer for the reason the Autism was developed. I dont believe anything anymore.
 
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motherofrob responded:
Its really hard to say. I do believe there is a genetic component. Only thru some personal experiences thou. Maybe with a new dad I guess I would have to say just to be aware that it could happen again. It would be very sad to just not have any more kids on a might be. Man as a woman that is so hard.
 
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Bioguy22 responded:
I think it various based on several factors. It has been suggested that Autism has a genetic component. Generally, males are far more likely to have autism than females, and different genes may be responsible for Aspergers Syndrome in the sexes. I think that it is highly likely that another child might have Autism.


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