Autism: Gene Research May Lead to Better At Risk Predictions

The subject of autism and genetics is extremely fascinating to me, especially because I have two children and both have autism spectrum diagnoses. This Autism Live video, which is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), caught my eye. Here is a brief description of this 13-minute video:

Today on Autism Live, Dr. Jonathan Tarbox shares a recent genetic study that could make it possible to predict with some accuracy whether a child is at risk for developing ASD. Dr. Tarbox and host Shannon Penrod discuss what this could mean for families with children with Autism.

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