I am not very surprised people are still asking this question these days with so much confusion, misrepresentation, misinformation, misinterpretation, and misconceptions thriving. One of the greatest myths bouncing around the Internet is the belief that autistics are more likely than non-autistic people to have autistic children. Nothing can be further from the truth; it only seems that way and appearances can be very deceiving!
Make no mistake: nobody, absolutely nobody, is ever born autistic, nor can one pass “autistic genes” to one’s offspring. People must be properly educated about the real facts regarding autism so incredible ignorance on the subject will flourish less.