Autism And Genetics
Welcome to this section of our science page. I presume you have read the genetic series, if not please do so now. It will help you get a better understanding of further articles on this page.
With technology as we know of it, our world has learned much about things such as science, medicine, and communications. Right here you will learn how genetics is related to autism. Its complex if you don't understand where to start. There are forms of Autism that have a genetic link: Fragile X Syndrome, Angleman Syndrome, Retts Syndrome, and Prader-Willi Syndrome are just a few that I am personally aware of. If you have Autism you may not have the previous listed conditions...BUT if you do have one listed you also have Autism! This is how it was explained to me from a genetic doctor. Posted below are websites about said conditions.
News of research on the genetic link is welcome. It helps bring understanding to some or fear to others. However, fear should not stop one from learning. With learning, we gain confidence and with that we can empower autistics to continue learning. Each day we have the chance to learn from each experience.
In the following days, weeks, and years ahead I will add new information related to Autism and Genetics.
T. R. Patterson
Gene mutation linked to distinct type of autism - NHS Choices
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