The medical profession’s stock response to the alarming growth in autism figures has always been that improvements in medical diagnoses has simply improved the detection rate.
To anyone who has, or knows someone who has an autistic child this is patently absurd.
The trauma of raising an autistic child is such that there is no doubt in anyone’s mind what the problem is.
With 1 in 54 boys in the USA now recognised as being autistic, blaming it on better detection rates is a sad refection on the state of medicine.
The NIMH recently published this report: