The number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is on the rise. In 1991 the reported incidence was 1 in 500. By 2002 the number rose to 1 in 150. Today, the number is 1 in 68.
All of us are rightfully concerned – and young parents are even fearful. Medical professionals discuss these increases and wonder whether it is the result of more misdiagnoses or over diagnoses.
Perhaps the situation is even graver.
What if the number of actual cases of autism is actually on the rise? Instead of debating whether doctors are better at detecting autism or if they just missed a lot of cases in t…