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10 fast facts about autism spectrum disorder

Published: Wednesday, April 30 2014 8:13 a.m. MDT

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Physicians do not have one specific cause of ASD pinpointed, but they say genetic factors play a part, including older birth parents and those with tuberous sclerosis or fragile X syndrome. Children whose siblings have ASD have a higher chance of having it too.
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grandmagreat
Lake Havasu City, AZ

We have a granddaughter and a set of twins that are great grandchildren that have been afflicted with this. Our Granddaughter, has a very special attachment to her Maternal Grandfather, and has since she was a toddler, even before she was diagnosed. She graduated from high School with a 3.7 Grade average, and teaches a class of small children in Primary. We feel blessed that this special little spirit is part of our family.

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