Skip navigation

Calls to Action

autism genetics

Are Children Born with Autism, or Does it Develop Later?

“We hear so much about autism risk factors during pregnancy and delivery. But our kids aren’t born with autism, they develop it later. I don’t get it.”

Today’s “Got Questions?” answer is by developmental-behavioral pediatrician Paul Wang, Autism Speaks senior vice president for medical research.

Finding Information on Autism-Related Genes

My 2.5-year-old daughter has a deletion on the short arm of her X-chromosome (Xp22.31). What do researchers know about the relationship between autism and genetic changes? How can I find  researchers who are studying this particular deletion?