How Does Autism Affect The Development Of Autistic Spectrum Disorder?

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Any time something new or foreign comes into the medical light, professionals try and define the object with a medical name. After coming up with an appropriate name based on symptoms, medical professionals try to determine causes so that they can give the public ways of preventing this sickness or disease. Autism has been one disability that has been under the medical spotlight in recent years. Scientists and medical professionals have come up with several reasons for these disabilities as well as given the public the effects of it. There are a number of studies in progress to determine the specific genetic factors associated with the development of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Research has shown that autism shows up when big chunks of…show more content…
Research also shows that "Autism risk also increases in children born to older parents (“Autism Spectrum Disorder” 2).” Personally, there is a couple that goes to church with me and they are in their late thirties or early forties and they have a child that was diagnosed young with autistic spectrum disorder. There are many families where more than one child has a diagnosis, or several members have very high autistic traits (“Genetics of autism spectrum disorder” 2). These families would be classified as the multiplex families (“Genetics of autism spectrum disorder” 2). “It is believed that there are specific genetic variations, passed down through generations that might underlie the increased incidence of Autistic Spectrum disorder in these families (“Genetics of autism spectrum disorder” 2).” The disorder commonly known as Autism can be caused by various drugs and smoking. As Kalkbrenner says, “About 13 percent of the source population and 11 percent of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder had a report of maternal smoking in pregnancy: adjusted PR (95% confidence interval) of 0.90 (0.80, 1.01).”(1) Not only can smoking cause autism, but it can also cause many other disorders. Kalkbrenner also says that, “In utero tobacco exposure
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