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Is Autism hereditary? Or genetic?

My husbands niece and nephew have both been diagnosed with Autism. I am now pregnant and I'm not gonna lie it does worry me that my child could potentially be diagnosed with Autism... Should i be so concerned?
In Topics: Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
> 60 days ago

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LouiseSattler
Apr 25, 2013
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk,

First, congratulations on the impending birth of your first child. There has been much discussion regarding the increase of Autism throughout the world. While researchers are putting forth much effort to find the answers, no one really knows.  Much research, discussion and information can be found on these websites for your perusal:

http://www.AutismSpeaks.org
http://www.Autism-Society.org
http://www.KylesTreehouse.org

Best wishes!

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