Did You Know? If Your Child Has Autism, Their Sibling Has a 15 Percent Chance of Having It, Too.

Having a child with autism puts a strain on a family, but can you imagine having six children on the spectrum?

For this extraordinarily unusual Utah family, that is their reality. They have been managing their six children’s autism, which ranges from Asperger’s Syndrome and classic autism to a very mild type of autism. Today, they are being studied as a research project at the University of Utah that may unlock the role genes and the environment may play in autism.

These six siblings are an extraordinarily unusual case, as they all fall somewhere on the autism spectrum.
These six siblings are an extraordinarily unusual case, as they all fall somewhere on the autism spectrum.

Watch as these parents discuss the challenges and triumphs that have come with their six children. Their story is equal parts heartbreaking and inspiring!

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