Autism is sort of an umbrella term that covers a lot of different symptoms that might be displayed by a child or adult. These symptoms could also vary in there severity. The thing is that there is no blood or chemical test for any type of autism, so medical researchers are not even sure if everybody who gets diagnosed with this disorder has the same problem with the same cause.
What does that mean if you are planning to have a baby? That means there is no reliable way of preventing autism at this time.
Most scientists and doctors agree that there is a strong genetic link to some types of this disorder. In the past, less people were actually diagnosed with this disorder, but when parents think about their relatives, they might begin to see that some of them had signs of living with autism without even knowing it. While autism is sometimes severely disabling, many adults learn how to cope with this disorder and lead productive and happy lives. Some autistic people even have exceptional talents.