Current thinking is pointing to genetic predisposition plus an unknown environmental trigger. The interesting issue of boys diagnosed with ASD. Perhaps the female brain is better able to cope and mask the impact of autism? I can vouch for this, I have contacted 4 social skills classes and all of them have boys in their entire 2013 intake of ASD kids!One can spend all their time trying to find out the real cause, but those answers aren't easily coming. I myself believe the answer is in genetics, and for some causing a predisposition to exposures. There has to be something genetic for why autism affects more boys than girls.>
Autism is not the end of the world for a child.Without knowing the cause, there's a lot that can be provided to the child who has autism and children with autism progress just like any other kid does. They just progress differently. And autism isn't the end of the world. I can think of a lot worse.