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So our social media feeds are packed with people publicly stating that they’re making changes or resolutions for the year ahead. Yawn!
As any parent to an autistic child will tell you, getting a diagnosis is a long and exhausting journey. But how do you know if your child is autistic? Is it down to genetics?
Autism is a complex developmental disorder, and diagnosing it properly usually involves a combination of different tests. In the latest issue of JAMA, scientists provide the most up-to-date assessment yet of which tests work best for detecting genetic mutations associated with certain kinds of autism. Categorising the various forms of autism will be important to guide parents to the proper care, the researchers say.
Traditionally, autism is diagnosed with behavioral tests that assess whether kids are meeting developmental milestones, such as talking, interacting with their parents and siblings, and learning to give and take in social situations. In recent years, researchers have been working on other ways to detect and potentially diagnose autism. Scientists have identified more than 100 genes connected with a higher risk of developing autism.
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As you are aware, we are not JUST all about disabled parking bay abuse, although it is the primary reason we are here, we also aim to be an encouraging and inspiring resource for people from all backgrounds, and with all types of abilities.
We often get emails from group members or from people who’ve stumbled across us via the ether of the internet, expressing thanks and briefly telling us their story. Of course, we have also outright asked for these stories about your passions and how you feel you could inspire others too!