MILWAUKEE -- Children of women who smoked during pregnancy were more likely to have high-functioning autism, such as Asperger's Disorder, U.S. researchers say.
Lead author Amy Kalkbrenner, assistant professor in the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, said
those with Asperger's Disorder display significant difficulties in
social interaction and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests,
but they have linguistic ability.