Is autism a behavioral phenotype?
The autistic behavior phenotype of parents is a risk factor for ASD and is associated with developmental anomalies of early childhood.
Is autism a disability?
Autism is a neurological developmental disability with an estimated prevalence of one to two percent of the American and worldwide population. The diversity of the disability means that each person’s individual experience of autism and needs for supports and services can vary widely.
Is autism Genetic?
We know that there’s no one cause of autism. Research suggests that autism develops from a combination of genetic and nongenetic, or environmental, influences. These influences appear to increase the risk that a child will develop autism.