Children with autism tend to have brothers and sisters with language delays and other, less obvious characteristics of the disorder.
Siblings of children diagnosed with autism may benefit for a checkup for related symptoms.
That’s the conclusion of a study of more than 1,200 families in the Interactive Autism Network, a national online research registry.
The finding suggests that the genes behind autism in one child may contribute to less serious problems in that child’s siblings, says Dr. John N. Constantino, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, lead author of the study, which appears in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
Read more here: Siblings of A Child With Autism Often Have Subtler Problems : Shots – Health News Blog : NPR.
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