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My DS is in the process of being dignosed with autism......Ive been thinking about this constantly, so i wanted to know one thing.
I had a baby DD so what are the chances on having two children with autism?
hey HUGS sory to here about your DS pending DX, Im not sure on teh chances of your DD also being autsistc there are lots of difernt claims as to what causes autism, weather its genetics etc, no one really knows KWIM
I gues with you DD you wil pic up the signs very quicky ly if there are and then early intervention will help
How long have you know about your DS pending DX is it just a new thing or being going for a while
One thing that i have learnt with my DD is that No matter what label she is given as a diagnosis it doent change who she is, its just a name that often comes with a plan of dealing with it
There are lots of therapies for children with ASD now that wasnt around many years ago
Going through a diagnosis proccess and it is hard, and you go through a lot of emotions If you ever want to chat me and the other SN mums are all here for you pop into the SN chat if you like
just wanted to agree with amy and welcome you in for chat anytime
Its a very hard question to answer ..
often you do see families with more than one child with autism- but then you see families with just the one child/?? so its hard to confirm either way ..
Autism is much less common in girls than boys though ..
Hi - my son is in the processes too. Not sure on the odds with your DD though. My Paed is pretty sure my DS2 doesn't have ASD though so they should be able to alert you if they have any suspicions.
Oh and one thing our paed said was, if it is Fragile X then it is only passed to males from their Mother. So daughters aren't affected by the gene, they just carry it.
My youngest son has autism, and none of my other children do. There is a familial link to it, but at this stage no-one is sure exactly what causes it, so therefore can't say wether your other child/ren will be affected. Some people do end up with more than one child with it, but it seems less common than to only have one affected.
As the other ladies on here have said, you will be much more aware if your daughter appears to show any of the signs, and therefore able to have her assessed much ealier and to access help, should it become an issue.
What Grizabella said about Frag X is true, boys wil be affectd as they only have one Xchromosone to use, where as girls can have Fragile X and still go on to be Dr's and things, cause there body randomly uses the x chromosones and in their case uses the unaffected ones more than the affected ones. However girls who's bodies do the reverse can have it as badly as boys.
Some children with autism also have fragile x, about 15% roughly, but most do not.
I am a carrier of fragile x, yet my autistic son has a normal repeat count, so therefore doesn't have it.
Thanks everyone for their replies,....this process is really overwhelming Im so worried about it all!!
My 2 year old ds was dx with autism in feb. I also have a 14 mth old dd and I understand your concerns very well. Our paed said the same a sothers have said- there can be a genetic link but girls are much less likely than boys do ahve autism so already she has that in her favour. We also have a 6 year old dd who is fine. With my son I knew immediately from day 1 there was something different about him- he didn't interact or respond to me and he cried for months- non stop. My youngest dd was "normal" from the beginning so I doubt that she has autism but it scares you when you hear or children regressing who previously appeared normal. I try not to obsess about it but I hope that if she does show any signs we will be on top of it early:fingerscrossed:
Here is the link to another post where I wrote my ds's journey through autism dx if it helps:)
I'm sure you will find lots of support here!
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