Heritable and nonheritable risk factors for autism spectrum disorders.

@article{Newschaffer2002HeritableAN,
  title={Heritable and nonheritable risk factors for autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Craig Newschaffer and Daniele Daniele Fallin and N. Y. Louis Lee},
  journal={Epidemiologic reviews},
  year={2002},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={
          137-53
        }
}
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are developmental disabilities where language development is absent or delayed, rote or repetitive behaviors typically emerge, and nonverbal communication, imagination, and social interactions are profoundly hindered (1). The severity of impairment in each of these dimensions can be quite variable, as can individual cognitive functioning (2). However, even higher-functioning persons with ASD are confronted with significant lifelong challenges. The first clinical… CONTINUE READING

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