Can Autism run in the Family?
New data shows children who have an older sibling with autism are seven times more likely to be diagnosed with the disorder.
When a child has autism, it affects the entire family.
A study shows that children who have an older sibling with autism are seven times more likely than other kids to be diagnosed with the disorder.
For half-siblings, the extra risk of autism was smaller.
About one in every 88 children in the U.S. has autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Do you have a sibling that has autism?
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