Autism Spectrum Australia

What causes autism?

Autism has no single, known cause. Current research suggests that both genetics and environment play a role. There is no evidence that autism is caused by a child’s upbringing or social circumstances.

1. What causes autism?

2. Is there a cure for autism?

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1. What causes autism?

For a great summary on what we know about the causes of autism from the Conversation website click here

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2. Is there a cure for autism?

There is no known cure for autism. However, an early diagnosis and targeted intervention can assist in reducing the impact of a child’s autism on their functioning.

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For an interesting read on the perceived increase in the prevlence and/or diagnosis of Autism, click here to read a Blog by Vicki Gibbs, Aspect National Manager of Research and Assessments.

 

What causes autism?