Genetic variance for autism screening items in an unselected sample of toddler-age twins.

@article{Stilp2010GeneticVF,
  title={Genetic variance for autism screening items in an unselected sample of toddler-age twins.},
  author={Rebecca L H Stilp and Morton Ann Gernsbacher and Emily K Schweigert and Carrie L Arneson and H. Hill Goldsmith},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={267-76}
}
OBJECTIVE Twin and family studies of autistic traits and of cases diagnosed with autism suggest high heritability; however, the heritability of autistic traits in toddlers has not been investigated. Therefore, this study's goals were (1) to screen a statewide twin population using items similar to the six critical social and communication items widely used for autism screening in toddlers (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers); (2) to assess the endorsement rates of these items in a… CONTINUE READING