Autism risk rises 10 fold if first child has disorder

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  1. runawaybunny

    runawaybunny Administrator Staff Member

    Autism risk rises 10 fold if first child has disorder - The Telegraph

    Children are ten times more likely to be diagnosed with autism if they have a brother or sister with the developmental disorder, researchers at King’s College London found.

    For the first time, researchers have been able to quantify the risk so that parents can make a decision about extending their families.

    In the general population, autism affects approximately 1 in 100 children.
     
  2. HMBgal

    HMBgal Active Member

    Yep. And twins is astronomically high. They may not be equally affected, but if one is severe, the other will most likely be severe, as well. I see siblings in my work every single day.
     
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