Title

The Many Theories of Etiology

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

Although the etiology of Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is largely uncertain, the neurological basis of the symptoms is clearly established. Autism begins early in embryogenesis and has genetic origins. This chapter presents a variety of theories of the etiology of ASD and examines the genetic background that may allow for the neurological deficits that lead to ASD.

ISBN

9781569002902

Publication

Autism: A comprehensive occupational therapy approach

Edition

3rd

Place of Publication

Bethesda MD

Publisher

American Occupational Therapy Association

Pages

45-83

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