What is the life expectancy for people with autism?

Same as nonautistics

Autism
the life expectancy for patients with autism is the same as for patients without autism.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Autism Autism spectrum disorder Child health

answered:

It depends

Autism_spectrum_disorder
Because there are many genetic causes of autism, occasionally people with autism have additional problems, like birth defects, a weak immune system, or mental retardation. For some folks with this sort of complex autism, there can be poor overall health, and their life expectancy can be shorter than average. Fortunately, early genetic diagnosis can help us see and maybe prevent potential problems.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Autism Congenital abnormalities Immune diseases Mental retardation Weak immune system Birth defects Autism spectrum disorder Genetic Child health