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I have a brother with autism , could I have a son with autism as well ?. I have been takin care of him my hole life .... I would not be hable to do this again Iam tier
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This is something to discuss with your physician.  Although there are some data showing higher likelihoods of family members being diagnosed with autism, this relation seems strongest when speaking of one child having autism and then future children having autism.  While the specific genetic factors related to autism are not specifically known, I can say that, in my experience, for the overwhelming majority of people in your situation, there has been no reason to be concerned about children having a high likelihood of autism.
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