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What are the chances my fetus migh have autism?

What are the chances my fetus migh have autism?

Maybe 0ne Percent: Without any significant family history of autism or autism specrum disorders, the odds are around one percent. I will add that, being 37 yo, the odds of having a baby with down syndrome is likely higher than that. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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Is it true that autism can now be found in a fetus?

Is it true that autism can now be found in a fetus?

No.: Autism spectrum disorders can only be diagnosed (or overdiagnosed) during childhood. No prenatal test or risk factor can predict this. ...Read more

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My sons girlfriend (21) told me she had blood work done yesterday to determine whether or not her 4 mo. Fetus has autism. Possible?

No: Babys undergo many screening tests for congenital disorders that can cause developmental delay or problems. Like down's syndrome, phenylketonuria or hypothyroidism. If a doctor suspects a problem from an ultrasound, they may order various tests for genetic or chromosomal disorders. There is no specific test for autism in blood, brain or amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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What is downs syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, high functioning autism, asperger's syndrome and what are the causes?

What is downs syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, high functioning autism, asperger's syndrome and what are the causes?

See below: Down's syndrome. A genetic defect that seems to occur with mother's who are older. Fetal alcohol syndrome: this is caused by excessive intake of alcohol during the pregnancy, especially the early part of pregnancy when the nervous system is developing. As to aspergers, no one is quite sure at this time. ...Read more

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What is the best sensory activities/products for children with autism?

Depends on child : There is no general answer to this question. Occupational therapists experience with autism are your best resource. ...Read more

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Which are considered the best sensory activities/products for children with autism?

Which are considered the best sensory activities/products for children with autism?

Keepon toy: Keepon is an autism research toy developed in japan designed to interact with children with both attention and emotion. More information is available here: http://beatbots.Net/research/ they have a high end robot toy for autism research but they also sell a cheaper toy version of the keepon. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more