Autism Awareness

Does autism spectrum disorder (ASD) run in families? Understanding ASD, genetic risk factors, and testing options

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s estimated that approximately 1 in 36 children will be born with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD is one of the more common neurodevelopmental disorders—and you might be wondering, especially if you or another family member has ASD, if autism…

How does autism affect families? Lifestyle, sibling dynamics, parenting, financial strain, and social isolation

Autism comes with learning and social difficulties—often, these individuals have difficulty focusing and struggle to connect or interact meaningfully with others. While many are aware of the struggles that these individuals face, the obstacles that are presented to family members often go unnoticed or undiscussed. So, how are family members…

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