Possible Causes of ASD

Autism cannot be associated with a specific cause.  Scientific research suggests that the below are known causes of autism:

  1. Rubella
  2. Genetic Autism
  3. Fragile X syndrome (a genetic disorder)
  4. Untreated Phenylketonuria
  5. Drugs During Pregnancy such as Depakote (also called Valproatean), an anti-seizure medication, taken during pregnancy and antidepressants are two examples.
  6. Tuberous Sclerosis
  7. Parental Age
  8. Birth complications
  9. Encephalitis
  10. Tuberous sclerosis (Links to an external site.) (genetic disorder)
  11. Prader-Willi syndrome (Links to an external site.) (genetic disorder)


Causes of Autism (2019, December 10).  Causes of Autism https://www.verywellhealth.com/autism-causes-4014494 (Links to an external site.)

Autistic World New Magazine (2019, January 14).  10 Possible Causes of Autism https://www.autisticworld.com/10-possible-causes-for-autism/