Posted October 08, 2018 06:24:16 By Jennifer A. LangerAssociated PressA study of more than 2,200 preschoolers found some kids who had autism spectrum disorders were more likely than others to be on a spectrum.
Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia examined data on more than 8,500 children ages 4 to 6.
They compared the kids with ASD spectrum disorders to other kids who didn’t have them and to kids who did.
The study, which was published in the journal Pediatrics, found that in general, children with ASD were more at risk for having autism spectrum disorder.
It also found that those who had the disorder were more often the ones with autism spectrum symptoms, as well as having more symptoms than other kids.
The findings, along with earlier studies, have raised some concerns about the possibility of causing autism.
Some experts have suggested there is a link between ASD and poor parenting.
Other studies have suggested autism spectrum conditions are not a “one size fits all” problem.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disorder characterized by impairments in social interaction, communication, and communication problems.
The disorder affects about 2 to 5 percent of children and adults.