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