What causes autism?

Research suggests that the risk of autism development arises from a combination of genetic and non-genetic, or environmental, influences. Other risks that increase the likelihood of developing autism are parents over 40 years of age; pregnancy and/ or birth complications, such as extreme premature birth, low birth weight, or multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets, etc.); and pregnancies spaced less than a year apart from one another.

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1. What causes autism?
2. How do I know if my child has Autism?
3. What are possible signs of Autism in babies and toddlers?
4. What are the eligibility requirements for Applied Behavioral Analysis services?