Thanks for dropping round to our latest autism blog.
Over the last few years quite a lot of work has been done exploring the idea that autism may be an inherited medical condition. Indeed having more than one sibling with autism turns out not to be as uncommon as once thought.
Indeed not just is our son autistic but so is one of his cousins in Australia.
So, of course, I’m very interested to see if this is reflected in the experiences of our readers. Is there more than one person in your family diagnosed with autism? Or deso more than one person show autistic traits? Both are the case in my family as delayed speech is very common.
It would be great if you could take our poll below. Feel free to use the comments box to add any more thoughts you may have on autism and genetics.