was any ones child diagnosed with autism after being born early or with low birth wieght?

Jamie - posted on 01/19/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son was diagnosed with autism a couple of years ago be we wonder being as that he was born at 26 weeks and 1lb 4 1/4 oz how many of his issues and tendensies are autism related and how many he would have any way just because of the things that go along with being born so early and small.

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Megan - posted on 01/19/2011

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My son was right on the border between preemie and full term, and when they did the test at birth (cant remember the name of it) he scored as premature, which wasn't a surprise. He was not low birth weight though, he was 8 lbs. I often wonder if the less than stellar care and repeat inductions (nobody told me that they don't always work the first time) caused some of his issues.

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