What organs are affected by autism?
obviously the brain is the major organ that is affected , but also the bowel and stomach too , but not every person has problems with their organs
Research has shown people with autism often have structure and chemical differences. Every person with autism is different,like people with down syndrome. Not EVERY person with autism (or DS) has the same "issues" as another person with the same diagnoses. The speech,sensory,motor,mirror neurons....etc can all be affected by autism
Autism is STILL classified as a spectrum disorder. Meaning you can be significantly affected or be affected very little by it. People with "high functioning" autism may appear "normal" to most others. People with "severe" autism often can not speak and they need help doing simple tasks(like bathing,toileting,writing...etc). High functioning or not,autism almost always affects them sensory wise. They often have "stimming" behaviors (in severe autism things like hand flapping,humming and rocking).
No - no one can 'get rid' of autism. Autism is a neurological difference...the only way to 'get rid' of autism then would be to 'get rid' of a persons brain, which obviously isn't an option. Although autism can be a disability for many it can also be an advantage to many, even if a 2 year old is severely affected by their autism they may improve over time.
All age groups are affected by autism. Autism is a neurological difference that starts within the womb and continues throughout a persons entire life. A person is Autistic throughout their lives so at all ages, it does not just effect someone for a specific number of years or during a specific age range.
A person can be mildly affected by autism at a specific point in their life, but there is no such thing as a 'mild case of autism' as you are either autistic or you're not. Provided that a person can function well enough to be able to have kids then there is no reason why an autistic person couldn't have kids, autism doesn't effect our reproductive systems.
Autism is not traditionally x-linked. If it were x-linked dominant, all females of an affected father would have it (since they always get one x from their fathers). If it were x linked recessive, then it would skip a generation and NO male sons of an affected father would have Autism. There is evidence that there is a relation to sex, given the increased ratio of affected boys to girls, but it's a complicated mix…
The current scientific information says that although they are yet to find the cause of Autism, it may be hereditary. This is due to the increased rate in familys, with someone affected by Autism, having another Autistic family member. It is also incredably common in identical twins for both to have Autism rather then just one. Scientists are currently trying to find what gene, if in fact it is a gene, that is causing Autism.