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Figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirm that autism is a critical public health issue that deeply impacts millions of Americans. We know that access to resources and services is greater than ever. The Autism Hero Project (AHP) was founded on the idea that what we advocate for is a human's basic right to access the medical care and treatment they need to reach their full potential. More importantly, we believe that finances should NEVER be a barrier to access and take pride that we have become the financial bridge for parents by offering our Medical Insurance Grants in order to gain access to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy. Therefore, AHP will not rest until every child has access to ABA Therapy.

We know that in the State of Illinois, the Medicaid program does NOT typically cover ABA Therapy but the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) does offer a program referred to as The Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) . This is a resource eligible for Medicaid recipients to enroll and gain access to ABA and other Therapies.

Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Grant

HIPP is a program that helps to pay/reimburse health insurance premiums for some clients who have high medical insurance expenses.

Clients must cooperate with HIPP to be eligible for medical. Clients with high-cost medical conditions must provide information for any health plan that they:

  • are enrolled in; or

  • are eligible to enroll in but are not; or

  • may enroll due to loss of employment, layoff, or retirement (COBRA or conversion policy).

HIPP is limited to clients who have high-cost medical conditions, such as:

  • severe arthritis;

  • cancer;

  • heart ailment or defect;

  • liver disease;

  • kidney disease;

  • brain disease or disorder;

  • neurological disease or disorder (such as Autism);

  • diabetes;

  • AIDS;

  • organ transplant;

  • any other medical condition requiring high-cost ongoing medical treatment, such as pregnancy.

In order to be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled in Medicaid,

  • Have private insurance (through an employer or private insurance.)

  • Be cost-effective (monthly expenditure on health costs must be 2.5x greater than your monthly premium. For example if your monthly private insurance premium is $400, the combined cost of all therapy and medical treatment would need to be $1,000/month or greater. With ABA therapy typically ranging from $90 -$120/hr, you would need to receive a minimum of 12 hours of therapy a month to be eligible. Most children meet that minimum requirement in one week, let alone a month.

  • Be able to show 6 months of "Explanation of Benefits" (EOBs) - the statements from your insurance showing the cost of care) demonstrating that they are cost-effective. (You can export all of your EOBs into an excel file format as evidence from your insurance provider's online dashboard.)

For families with Medicaid who do not have medical insurance available from an employer, you will need to first purchase a private medical insurance plan from an insurance broker by December 15th but it CAN NOTbe The Affordable Care Act a.k.a ACA from The Marketplace healthcare.gov because technically ACA is considered another government insurance plan and you legally CANNOT have two government plans therefore it must be PRIVATE INSURANCE (attained through a private health insurance broker.) After receiving a minimum of 6 months of ABA therapy you may then be eligible to apply for HIPP because you must provide at least 6 months of EOBs to seek approval. To qualify, you will also need to submit the following items:

  • A complete application - Form DPA3459B (click to download), (If emailing, you must send the completed application as a PDF.)

  • A copy of your medical diagnosis, and a physician's statement describing the child's condition and diagnosis. This should be comprehensive so that the HFS/DHS has a clear picture of your child's medical needs. (If emailing, scan as a PDF.)

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  • A copy of the FRONT and BACK of your medical insurance card. (If emailing, scan as a PDF.)

  • The address where premiums should be reimbursed. (If emailing, scan as a PDF.)

  • 6 months of EOBs (To streamline this process, they will offer to access your account for you and download what they need if you are willing to provide them with your online portal login information, they can look up and download the information for you so you don’t have to scan and/copy all of it. But there is a very simple way you can do it yourself without giving them your personal credentials. You can just export into an excel.xlsx file all of your EOBs and send them the full excel file and that will suffice for their needs to verify what they need.

  • A copy of your insurance policy booklet (If emailing, scan as a PDF. The booklet explains what is covered by your insurance. This booklet can also be found in your online portal.)

The above items can be submitted via email (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for quicker response time) to hfs.boc.hipp@illinois.gov or mailed to:

HFS/HIPP Unit

PO Box 19149

Springfield, IL 62794

FAX OPTION: 217-524-3047 (But you may be required to mail DPA3459B Application because they need original.

For more information on this grant, you can call the main office at (217) 524-8268 or email hfs.boc.hipp@illinois.gov.

When all necessary information is obtained, an eligibility decision can be made within 30 days. Decisions are sent to the family in writing. If eligible, HIPP pays the client's share of the health insurance premium directly to the insurance company, employer, union or client.

Once approved by HIPP you will need to submit at minimum the following items for reimbursement monthly (not limited to):

  • Copy of your monthly invoice. (A screenshot or picture will not suffice, you must send the invoice as a PDF if emailing.)

  • Evidence of medical insurance premium payment/paystub deduction. (A screenshot will not suffice, you must send as a PDF if emailing.)

P.U.N.S (Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services)

is a database of Illinois infants, children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities who have needs for developmental disability services or supports. The PUNS database helps us identify and plan for your immediate needs.

How do I sign-up for placement in the PUNS database? Click here

Individuals, along with their primary caregiver and/or guardian, must meet face-to-face with a pre-admission screener at theirlocal coordination agencyto fill out an Illinois PUNS registration form.

The individual must provide information on their medical condition, living arrangement and need for new, additional or different services. This will allow the pre-admission screener, on behalf of the State, to determine whether the person's needs are fully served, and if not, to categorize the need for developmental disabilities services. Your information will then be entered into the PUNS database.

You can also call the Developmental Disabilities Hotline at 1-888-DD-PLANS and 1-866-376-8446 (TTY) to assist you with the process.

Note: Completion of a PUNS form does not guarantee eligibility for services or the provision of services, but it does make sure that the State is aware of individual need for services.

What assistance can I receive if I sign up for PUNS?

  • In-home Supports

  • Respite Care

  • Job Coaches

  • Residential Living Arrangements

  • Adaptive Equipment

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  • Other Supports

Even though resources are limited, the State works hard to make sure services are allocated as fairly and efficiently as possible, and they are continuously looking for new ways to increase access to assistance for those who are in need.

How do I find an Independent Service Coordination Agency in my area?

To find an Independent Service Coordination Agency in your area you can call the Division of Developmental Disabilities Hotline at

1-888-DD-PLANSand1-866-376-8446 (TTY), or you can clickhereto find a local coordination agency in your area.

RESPITE

What Is Respite Care?

Respite programs offer an array of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These services are designed to help maintain individuals with developmental disabilities in the individual/family home by providing short term relief to primary caregivers.

Programs can range by providers but can include potential programs:

VOUCHER RESPITE

The purpose of the Voucher Program is to reimburse families for services that provide short term relief to the caregiver. This allocation of funds can be used for either direct care support staff, hired and paid by the family, or special recreation programs. The family is reimbursed on a monthly basis through direct deposit.

IN-HOME RESPITE:

The purpose of this program is to provide temporary relief for the primary caregiver. Under this program, the family provides a staff referral and a coordinator contacts the staff member to start the hiring process, complete required training, and provide payroll services. Once hired, staff can work with the individual for a set amount of hours per year (July 1- June 30).

RESIDENTIAL RESPITE:

Respite Program provides short-term supports to adults with developmental disabilities. Residential Respite, also known as Out-of-Home Respite, provides supervision and care for an up to 72 hour stay in a licensed group home in the community.

The family will work with the Respite Coordinator to complete the intake process. This service can be provided once per fiscal year.

GROUP RESPITE

Focuses on recreational activities and community outings.

Service Agencies vary by county, download the PDF list below and contact your specific agency to apply for services.

United Healthcare Children's Foundation Grant

Covers up to $1,500 in out-of-pocket medical costs (co-pays and deductibles), services and equipment.

  • Medical Services, Treatments and/or Therapies MUST be administered by a licensed medical professional.

  • Services or Treatments MUST be provided no more than 60 days prior to the date of your complete application. Don’t wait, apply right away! Grants are available for medical costs incurred within 60 days from the time UHCCF determines the application to be complete. It will then be good for one year following the month in which it is approved.

  • Medical Services and/or Purchased Equipment MUST be administered or purchased in the United States (excludes U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and other United States Territories)

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for a grant:

Child must be 16 years of age or younger at the time of application.
Child must have a Social Security Number issued by the Social Security Administration. TIN numbers are not accepted.
Family must not exceed maximum eligible family income as documented on IRS Tax Form 1040.

  • $55,000 or less for a family of 2

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  • $85,000 or less for a family of 3

  • $115,000 or less for a family of 4

  • $145,000 or less for a family of 5 or more

Primary coverage for the child must be by a commercial health plan, either through an employer or individually purchased. Secondary insurance through Medicaid or CHIP is permissible.
Child is under the care of a licensed medical professional and family is applying for treatments/equipment/services prescribed by a Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) or Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) for hearing conditions.

Click here for Required Documents
Click here to complete the application
Autism Care Today Grant

Autism Care Today grants up to $5,000 per family and are designed to provide access to individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Grant payments will be made directly to pre-approved treatment providers, assessors or materials vendors.

If you have additional questions that are not answered on this page, please contact the grants department at 818-340-4010 or 877-9ACT-TODAY (877-922-8863), or email to grants@act-today.org.

State and Federal Disability Benefits
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is a monthly government payment through Social Security which is designed to support people who are aged (65 and older), blind, or disabled. Individuals with autism may be eligible to receive SSI to help support them financially.

Information on this and other programs can be found at www.ssa.gov. You can also review the following links which further explain the SSI program for children and adults with disabilities, family financial criteria, how to apply, and more.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Social Security Disability Insurance is another financial benefit through Social Security. This payment is available for adults who have a disability that began prior to age 22. SSDI can be considered a “child’s” benefit because it is paid on a parent’s Social Security earnings record.

For a disabled adult to become entitled to this “child” benefit, one of his or her parents:

  • Must be receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits; or

  • Must have died and have worked enough to qualify for Social Security.

These benefits also are payable to an adult if he or she is disabled at age 18, and if they received dependent’s benefits on a parent’s Social Security earnings record prior to age 18. We make the disability determination using the disability rules for adults. SSDI disabled adult “child” benefits continue as long as the individual remains disabled. Your child doesn’t need to have worked to get these benefits.

For more information on SSI and SSDI, see this booklet called Benefits for Children with Disabilities.

You can find many more SSDI resources and information here.

Chicago Autism Project

Some of the programs they offer include:

Scholarships and Grants – This program offers support for life-changing therapeutic services, such as speech therapy, ABA therapy, through grant and scholarship programs.

Key Information for Applicants:

  • You must have a child with a current autism diagnosis

  • Your child must be between 14 months and 5 years old

  • You must reside in the greater Chicago area

  • You can apply for up to $10,000 in scholarships (or the amount of your insurance out-of-pocket maximum)

To apply click here: CAP Grant

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Other things they offer:

Diagnostic Evaluations – It is not uncommon for families to be placed on waitlists for diagnostic evaluations that are several months long. We partner with clinicians to help families receive diagnostic evaluations sooner.

Therapeutic Services – They work to increase access to high-quality therapy services for children with autism. We partner with providers in the community that offer a range of therapeutic services specializing in services for children with autism.

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Key Information for Applicants:

  • You must have a child with a current autism diagnosis

  • Your child must be between 14 months and 5 years old

  • You must reside in the greater Chicago area

  • You can apply for up to $10,000 in scholarships (or the amount of your insurance out-of-pocket maximum)

CHICAGO AUTISM NETWORK

The application window for 2023 Therapy Assistance Grants are currently closed. Decisions will be announced via email to applicants no later than November 15th, 2022. The next round of applications will be August 15-October 1, 2023

Who is eligible for a Therapy Assistance Grant?

Anyone living in Illinois with a current autism diagnosis. Grantees are selected by our Board of Directors based on clinical and financial need. Households cannot receive a grant 2 consecutive years, so 2022 grantees must wait to apply until the fall of 2023 for the 2024 grants. While we consider families of all income levels, priority will be given to families with clinical and financial need.

How is grant money distributed?

Grant money is distributed directly to service providers, up to the amount awarded. If you are approved for out-of pocket therapy costs, we will pay your therapy provider directly for approved therapy costs. If you are approved for help with insurance premiums, we will make monthly payments to your insurance provider up to the specified amount.

Which therapies are approved for coverage?

Therapy Assistance Grants will cover therapies that have proven effectiveness including the following:

Other forms of therapy are not covered under Therapy Assistance Grants. We also do not cover any fees (late fees, lunch fees, registration fees, etc.)

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FAQs

Can a person with mild autism live a normal life? ›

The simple answer to this question is yes, a person with autism spectrum disorder can live independently as an adult. However, not all individuals achieve the same level of independence.

How do autistic people cope with change? ›

Strategies to deal with changes
  1. Find out about the change. As a parent or carer, you can be proactive in finding out what is involved in a specific change. ...
  2. Describe the change. ...
  3. Use visual supports. ...
  4. Involve the right people. ...
  5. Moving from one activity to the next. ...
  6. Be aware of anxiety.
14 Aug 2020

How do you deal with mild autism in adults? ›

Create a calm environment by removing distractions, clutter, and loud noise. Relaxation techniques—such as counting to 10, deep breathing, or exercise—can also help calm someone with autism in a moment of stress. Also consider using calming apps to help control anxiety and other powerful emotions.

How do you cope with autism spectrum disorder? ›

Examples of coping strategies for autistic people
  1. music.
  2. going for a walk.
  3. exercise.
  4. deep breathing.
  5. engage in a pleasant and relaxing activity.
  6. sensory and fidget toys.
  7. prayer/meditation.
  8. practice mindfulness.
28 Apr 2022

Who is the oldest person with autism? ›

Donald Triplett
Triplett in 2016
BornSeptember 8, 1933 Forest, Mississippi, U.S.
Known forBeing the first person to be diagnosed with what is now known as Autism

What happens if autism is not treated? ›

Adults who have not received appropriate treatment may have trouble living independently, may be unemployed, and may struggle with relationships. Autism can also impact physical and mental health, according to the 2017 National Autism Indicators Report: Developmental Disability Services and Outcomes in Adulthood.

Do people with autism get jealous? ›

The main results revealed that children with autism expressed jealousy in situations similar to their typical age mates but manifested it in different behaviors. Moreover, children with autism revealed a less coherent understanding of the feeling.

How do autistic adults deal with anger? ›

Anger management Advice & Support for:
  1. Communicate clearly.
  2. Provide structure.
  3. Help to identify emotions.
  4. Offer a safe space or 'time out'
  5. Offer an alternative.
  6. Find out if the person is being bullied.
  7. Useful resources.
14 Aug 2020

How do you control an autistic meltdown? ›

What to do during a very loud, very public meltdown
  1. Be empathetic. Empathy means listening and acknowledging their struggle without judgment. ...
  2. Make them feel safe and loved. ...
  3. Eliminate punishments. ...
  4. Focus on your child, not staring bystanders. ...
  5. Break out your sensory toolkit. ...
  6. Teach them coping strategies once they're calm.

What adults should not do with autism? ›

When interacting with an adult with autism, be literal, clear, and concise. Avoid the use of slang, nuance, and sarcasm. These forms of communication may be confusing and not easily understood by a person on the autism spectrum.

What triggers autism in adults? ›

Some genetic mutations seem to be inherited, while others occur spontaneously. Environmental factors. Researchers are currently exploring whether factors such as viral infections, medications or complications during pregnancy, or air pollutants play a role in triggering autism spectrum disorder.

Does mild autism get worse with age? ›

Autism does not change or worsen with age, and it is not curable.

What do autistic people struggle to do? ›

Autistic people may:
  • find it hard to communicate and interact with other people.
  • find it hard to understand how other people think or feel.
  • find things like bright lights or loud noises overwhelming, stressful or uncomfortable.
  • get anxious or upset about unfamiliar situations and social events.

Can a child outgrow autism spectrum disorder? ›

Remember that autism is a lifelong disorder. Children do not actually outgrow it. However, if the symptoms are mild enough, the disorder can sometimes have little to no impact on daily life functioning.

What celebrity has autism? ›

Famous People with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Dan Aykroyd - Actor and Film Writer. ...
  • Albert Einstein - Scientist & Mathematician. ...
  • Daryl Hannah - Actress & Environmental Activist. ...
  • Anthony Hopkins - Actor. ...
  • Heather Kuzmich - Reality TV Contestant & Model. ...
  • Tim Burton – Movie Director. ...
  • Henry Cavendish – Scientist.
14 Jul 2021

What age dies autism start? ›

ASD begins before the age of 3 years and can last throughout a person's life, although symptoms may improve over time. Some children show ASD symptoms within the first 12 months of life. In others, symptoms may not show up until 24 months of age or later.

How long is life expectancy with autism? ›

Autism itself does not affect life expectancy, however research has shown that the mortality risk among individuals with autism is twice as high as the general population, in large part due to drowning and other accidents.

What improves autism? ›

The most common developmental therapy for people with ASD is Speech and Language Therapy. Speech and Language Therapy helps to improve the person's understanding and use of speech and language. Some people with ASD communicate verbally.

Can autistic feel empathy? ›

Every person living with autism is unique; some may struggle with empathy while others may feel completely overwhelmed by other people's feelings, and then there is everyone in between. It seems that autistic expression of empathy may be atypical.

Is empathy linked to autism? ›

Research from 2018 has shown that autistic people may have difficulties with cognitive empathy (recognizing another person's emotional state) but not affective empathy (the ability to feel another's emotional state and a drive to respond to it).

Is autism an empathy disorder? ›

So autism is not associated with a lack of empathy, but alexithymia is. People with alexithymia may still care about others' feelings, however. The inability to recognize and understand anger might make it difficult to respond empathically to anger specifically.

What does autistic rage look like? ›

Angry behaviors typical of autism include: Having a meltdown with crying and shouting. Trying to escape the situation, which may potentially put the child in danger. Exhibit aggressive behaviors towards others such as biting, smashing, hitting, kicking, or scratching.

What is looping in autism? ›

Many autistic people get very stuck in loops of rumination and uncertainty, and the feeling of going round and round, the anxiety and worry, can be really unbearable. I call this 'loops of concern'.

What is the best medication for autism and aggression? ›

Both risperidone (Risperdal) and aripiprazole (Abilify) are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating autism-related irritability, which includes aggression, tantrums, and self-injury.

How do you calm an overwhelmed autistic person? ›

Strategies to consider include distraction, diversion, helping the person use calming strategies such as fiddle toys or listening to music, removing any potential triggers, and staying calm yourself.

How do you calm an overstimulated autistic person? ›

Autism: Managing Over-stimulation and Stress
  1. Remember the rule of one. Use the rule of one when a child is deeply stressed, anxious or in the middle of a meltdown. ...
  2. Deep Breathing. ...
  3. Isometric Exercise. ...
  4. Deep Pressure. ...
  5. Massage. ...
  6. Provide a Box of Tactile Items. ...
  7. Create a Calming Area. ...
  8. Communication.
8 Apr 2020

What's high functioning autism? ›

“High-functioning autism” isn't an official medical term or diagnosis. It's an informal one some people use when they talk about people with an autism spectrum disorder who can speak, read, write, and handle basic life skills like eating and getting dressed. They can live independently.

How do you make an autistic person happy? ›

The secret to… raising a happy autistic child
  1. Know that your child's autism is part of who they are. It doesn't make them any less valuable. ...
  2. Be aware of your child's sensory differences. ...
  3. Try to limit anxiety. ...
  4. Fill in the missing blanks. ...
  5. Value autistic traits.
24 Mar 2018

How do autistic men show love? ›

Often autistic people find it easier to express love by doing things for their partner than by saying specific words or being physically affectionate. Doing little things for your partner shows that you care about them and want them to be happy.

What is the best therapy for adults with autism? ›

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy that can be effective in helping children and adults. During CBT sessions, people learn about the connections between feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. This may help to identify the thoughts and feelings that trigger negative behaviors.

Which parent carries autism gene? ›

Due to its lower prevalence in females, autism was always thought to have a maternal inheritance component. However, research also suggests that the rarer variants associated with autism are mostly inherited from the father.

Why is autism so common now? ›

The global increase in autism prevalence reflects major improvements in public awareness and public health response to autism. Children are now more likely to be diagnosed earlier, and even underrepresented regions like Africa and the Middle East have been advancing their ability to measure autism prevalence.

Is autism inherited from the mother or father? ›

The team found that mothers passed only half of their structural variants on to their autistic children—a frequency that would be expected by chance alone—suggesting that variants inherited from mothers were not associated with autism. But surprisingly, fathers did pass on substantially more than 50% of their variants.

What is the hardest age for autism? ›

A recent study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers found that the severity of a child's autism symptoms can change significantly between the ages of 3 and 11.

Can autism be caused by trauma? ›

Autism is a genetic neurodevelopmental disorder that is not caused by childhood trauma or abuse. Again: child abuse is not the cause of autism.

Can autistic child attend normal school? ›

Mangalore, Mar 12: An autistic child has every right to pursue education in a 'normal' school and denial of this opportunity by school authorities amounts to violation of child rights, said Dr. Rameela Shekhar, Member, Juvenile Justice Board, DK.

Does mild autism go away with age? ›

A new study found that some children correctly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) at an early age may lose symptoms as they grow older. Further research may help scientists understand this change and point the way to more effective interventions.

Does mild autism get better with age? ›

Change in severity of autism symptoms and optimal outcome

One key finding was that children's symptom severity can change with age. In fact, children can improve and get better. "We found that nearly 30% of young children have less severe autism symptoms at age 6 than they did at age 3.

What's it like living with mild autism? ›

For example, someone with mild autism may: Be able to speak but has trouble with back-and-forth conversation. Tries to make friends but are not successful because they appear "odd" to others. Does age-appropriate schoolwork or tasks, but has a hard time changing activities or trying new ways of doing something.

Can autistic people become normal? ›

Some, usually those with the least severe problems, eventually may lead normal or near-normal lives. Others, however, continue to have difficulty with language or social skills, and the teen years can bring worse behavioral and emotional problems.

Why is autism increasing? ›

The global increase in autism prevalence reflects major improvements in public awareness and public health response to autism. Children are now more likely to be diagnosed earlier, and even underrepresented regions like Africa and the Middle East have been advancing their ability to measure autism prevalence.

What is the average lifespan of an autistic child? ›

One of the most important investigations of recent years revealed that average life expectancy of a person with severe autism is 39.5 years, rising to only 58 years for those with high-functioning autism, or Asperger syndrome.

What is the lowest functioning autism? ›

What is Low Functioning Autism? Low functioning autism refers to children and adults with autism who show the most severe symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder and are diagnosed as having Level 3 ASD. They are usually unable to live independently and require support from a guardian throughout their lives.

What is the lowest degree of autism? ›

ASD Level 1 – Level 1 ASD is currently the lowest classification. Those on this level will require some support to help with issues like inhibited social interaction and lack of organization and planning skills.

What are signs of high-functioning autism? ›

Signs and Symptoms of High Functioning Autism
  • Repetitiveness. HFA is partly characterized by anobsession with a particular subject or activity. ...
  • Emotional sensitivity. ...
  • Social problems. ...
  • Language peculiarities. ...
  • Sensory difficulties. ...
  • Little or no attention to caregivers.
8 Oct 2019

Does autism come from the mother or father? ›

The team found that mothers passed only half of their structural variants on to their autistic children—a frequency that would be expected by chance alone—suggesting that variants inherited from mothers were not associated with autism. But surprisingly, fathers did pass on substantially more than 50% of their variants.

Does autism worsen with age? ›

Autism does not change or worsen as someone gets older, and there's no cure.

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