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Anon_236170 posted:
My husband and I are thinking about having a third child. My son is 4 and has been diagnosed with autism. My daughter is almost 3 and is "normal". What are the chances of the third child being autistic?
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Bioguy22 responded:
I am not sure I can answer that based on what information you have said so far. Do you or your husband show any tendencies of autism? My personal case of Asperger's Syndrome is a de novo occurance, since neither of my parents have it. If your 4 year old son is from a similar case, then I think you don't have to worry about having another autistic child. If autistic traits run in the family, then you might have a greater chance of having an autistic child. I am not a geneticist so I don't have the details, but I hope my advice can help.


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