Yes, there's a chance your second child could also be autistic. There's ALSO a chance that they will NOT be.
I have been very good friends with a woman for almost 15 yrs now. She has 5 kids. Her 1st is high functioning autistic. Her 2nd and 3rd are where they should be socially, and are both advanced mentally. Her 4th is low functioning autistic. Her 5th, who is still pretty young, is right where she should be developmentally - in fact, I believe she's a little ahead.
If you and your so want another baby, then please, don't let fear of this stop you. Talk to your Dr, see what the odds are for your family, based on family history, etc, and decide from a place of knowledge and desire, not fear.
GL to you :-)
at 9:10 AM on Mar. 7, 2010