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There is an increase in the prevalence (2-3times) of Autism in extremely low birth weight babies. But these babies do not experience the typical Autistic regression. They have delayed development from birth and exhibit motor challenges of Autism. Other than this observation there exist no known causes for increased prevalence of Autism. No factors either in the late stage of pregnancy or after child birth can cause autism. Autism is a developmental brain disorder due to abnormal brain development.

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