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If you have more than one child with ASD...

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Smellyoulater Thu 09-Jun-16 18:43:21

Do they have the same father? Or do your second child/subsequent children have different fathers?

Genuinely interested to hear peoples experiences with this. I wonder just how genetic ASD is.

YouTheCat Thu 09-Jun-16 18:46:23

Both of my kids are on the spectrum.

Unsurprisingly, they both have the same father as they're twins. grin

I know a lot of twins on the spectrum.

PolterGoose Thu 09-Jun-16 18:48:16

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CheeseAndSprinkleys Thu 09-Jun-16 18:53:27

Both my kids have ASD, and the same dad though. Why do you ask? I think it's likely from me grin

FedupofbeingtoldIcantusemyname Thu 09-Jun-16 18:55:09

I have 2 children with the same man - 1 has ASD and one doesn't.

coffeemachine Thu 09-Jun-16 19:00:05

I have 2 good friends. Each has 2 DC with 2 different dads and the DC have all Asd.

Titsywoo Thu 09-Jun-16 19:04:41

When DS was diagnosed they wrote in the report that any other children I have or any that my son or daughter have will be at higher risk of ASD so yes it is genetic. DH is also on the spectrum (not diagnosed).

BrieAndChilli Thu 09-Jun-16 19:10:57

I have 3 children, 1 is on the spectrum and the other 2 aren't, DH dad has Aspergers (only diagnosed after we read up on it when dealing with DS and realised FIL was a textbook case!)

BrieAndChilli Thu 09-Jun-16 19:11:38

Meant to say all the same father! My sister has just been diagnosed with ADHD also.

Arfarfanarf Thu 09-Jun-16 19:29:15

I have 2 children. Boys. The eldest has autism and the youngest has autism & adhd. They have the same father.

tbh. I think it's my side of the family, not their dad's, that it comes from. So many clear traits in so many of my family members.

HighDataUsage Thu 09-Jun-16 19:43:23

My ds has autism, my dh is undiagnosed but definitely on the spectrum as are his siblings. Three of his nephews have ASD & ADHD and 5 other members of my dh's extended family have been diagnosed. There are also a lot of undiagnosed members with very clear ASD traits.

x2boys Thu 09-Jun-16 19:49:17

Ds has a deletion of genes on his 16th chromosome which the geneticists beleive is the underlying cause of his asd and learning disabilities it hasnt been inherited from either me or his dad its de novo in his case .

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