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heredity and autism

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:47 pm
by talongley
My daughter in law was diagnosed with aspbergers and my almost 4 year old twin granddaughters are level 3 autistic. They are considering having another child. I am trying to discourage this. What are the odds that any additional children will be autistic?

Re: heredity and autism

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:58 pm
by Barbibul
One chance out of 4 a baby with autism level 3 as his twin sisters (likely to get a level 2 if the baby is breastfeed during several months).
Two chance out of 4 a baby carrier of the gene with moderate autistic symptoms, at worse an asperger.
One chance out of 4 a very regular uninteresting neurotypical baby.

Re: heredity and autism

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:43 pm
by B.L. Pike
Barbibul, can you steer us to the studies on this, please? I'd love to look it over.

Re: heredity and autism

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:02 am
by Barbibul
The studies were made by an austrian monk more than a century ago. Autism is obviously hereditary and is running in many families.

There are many studies as well made recently that show siblings and parents of an autistic child are more likely to show autistic signs even too tiny to deserve a diagnostic, just google siblings autism study. The fact that autism is hereditary is running in some families is not a discovery.

I am a carrier of the gene, I have moderate signs of autism and I gave the gene to my son and I get it from my father, one of my father sisters is also obviously a carrier of the gene and her children as well.

When Kanner and Bettelheim were speaking about mother refrigerator as the cause of autism, they were wrong. But what they saw was right, the mothers they met were very modest about their own feelings toward their own child, a typical attitude of someone who is asperger and this was misinterpreted.

When I meet the family of a children with autism, after having several hours with them, It's quite easy for me to guess from who autism is, from the mother, from the father, or from both of them. You are aware about autism as well and you can do the same.

About how breastfeeding is beneficial :

Re: heredity and autism

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:35 am
by DanceProphecy
Autism is heredity and there is a big chance for another child.