Autism spectrum disorders are among the most heartbreaking—and mysterious—of childhood maladies. New genetic research opens a window on a possible cause

Uncovering a Common Mutation
The symptoms are gradual and insidious. An infant or toddler begins to withdraw from social interaction and to take refuge in solitary, often repetitive behaviors. As the months and years pass, the child becomes increasingly difficult and unresponsive—and another family is devastated by the effects of autism.

Autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect an estimated one in 150 U.S. children. While rare genetic mutations are known to increase the risk of such conditions, UM researchers recently identified common gene mutations that could also play a role. to the original post


My name is Adi, and I am the proud parent of Saar, a lively 17-year-old who happens to have autism. I have created a blog,, with the aim to share our family's journey and offer guidance to those who may be going through similar experiences.Saar, much like any other teenager, has a passion for football, cycling, and music. He is also a budding pianist and enjoys painting. However, his world is somewhat distinct. Loud sounds can be overwhelming, sudden changes can be unsettling, and understanding emotions can be challenging. Nevertheless, Saar is constantly learning and growing, and his unwavering resilience is truly remarkable.

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  1. 2023/06/15

    […] is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability arising from inherent brain differences. Those with ASD may […]

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