Factors increasing probability of autism spectrum conditions
Utilizing a unique data set collected at the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge
University we are investigating questions relating to risk factors for autism
spectrum conditions. The data set contains diverse information collected from
adult participants with and without an autism diagnosis. Currently, we are
examining two main questions:
1. Hormonal imbalance among women with and without autism - Are
sex-hormone related symptoms and disorders more prevalent in adult women
diagnosed with autism as compared to typically developed women?
2. Prenatal and perinatal risk factors for autism in the offspring - What conditions and complications during pregnancy and soon after birth predict higher rates of autism diagnosis in the offspring?