"That sort of behavior isn't uncommon in typically developing children, so I'm not sure that you have a reason to be worried about autism. The other piece of the disorder is a deficit in social interaction, so keep an eye out for that. ..."
"This is a common question in any family with someone diagnosed with autism. The strongest causal evidence points to genetics playing a role and children with a sibling with autism are more likely to have autism than children who don't h..."
"While it's difficult to give a diagnosis from a description alone, if you have concerns, have your son assessed. Your pediatrician should be able to refer you to a professional in your area with the expertise needed to assess your son f..."
"I think this is less a diagnosis issue and more of an issue with seeking out help for your son in the areas in which he struggles. There are many, many people who struggle with making and maintaining relationships or in the area of pers..."
"Unfortunately, the answer to this question is unknown. There are strong genetic correlates with autism. People with an identical twin with autism are much more likely to also have autism than people with a fraternal twin with autism an..."
"Unfortunately, no. There are no shots and no medications that can improve social skills. The issues she's facing need to be on her IEP and part of her daily educational programming. There's no quick fix here, and no short-term solutio..."
"Ultimately, you need to seek and accept professional help. It's up to you to properly communicate what you are experiencing, and it is important to understand that nothing will get better without your engaging in the process honestly. ..."
"You are right on target with focusing on the needs of your son. If he could use some help with social interaction, make sure he gets it! The diagnosis is often the road to an IEP and making sure that appropriate services are in place a..."
"Certainly continue to keep in touch with your pediatrician about the issue. We sometimes observe self-induced vomiting in children with autism, and perhaps that is the case here. Generally speaking, the goal for treating these sorts of..."
"No one can give you an exact probability on that. While there are correlations within families, perhaps an increased likelihood of having multiple children with autism in a single family, it is impossible to say what the probability is...."
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