The exact root cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is not fully understood, but research suggests that it is likely to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Studies have identified a number of genetic mutations and variations that may increase the risk of developing ASD. These genetic factors may affect the development and function of the brain, particularly in areas related to communication and social interaction.
Environmental factors may also play a role in the development of ASD, although the specific factors are not well understood. Some research has suggested that factors such as prenatal exposure to toxins, infections, or maternal stress may increase the risk of developing ASD, but more research is needed to confirm these findings.
It is important to note that there is no evidence to support claims that vaccines, parenting practices, or other external factors are the root cause of ASD. Current research suggests that a complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of ASD.