What causes autism?
Research indicates that genetics are involved in the vast majority of cases.
Children born to older parents are at a higher risk for having autism.
Parents who have a child with ASD have a 2 to 18 percent chance of having a second child who is also affected.
Studies have shown that among identical twins, if one child has autism, the other will be affected about 36 to 95 percent of the time. In non-identical twins, if one child has autism, then the other is affected about 31 percent of the time.
Over the last two decades, extensive research has asked whether there is any link between childhood vaccinations and autism. The results of this research are clear: Vaccines do not cause autism.
Resource of the Week: Please visit TAP at Illinois State University to find out more about supports and resources for students with Autism