Timing of Prenatal Stressors and Autism

  title={Timing of Prenatal Stressors and Autism},
  author={David Q. Beversdorf and S E Manning and A Hillier and Sarah L Anderson and Richard E. Nordgren and Stephanie E. Walters and H. N. Nagaraja and W. Carl Cooley and Susan Gaelic and Margaret L. Bauman},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
Recent evidence supports a role for genetics in autism, but other findings are difficult to reconcile with a purely genetic cause. Pathological changes in the cerebellum in autism are thought to correspond to an event before 30–32 weeks gestation. Our purpose was to determine whether there is an increased incidence of stressors in autism before this time period. Surveys regarding incidence and timing of prenatal stressors were distributed to specialized schools and clinics for autism and Down… 

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