No matter how many times you repeat a lie, you cannot make it true.
No matter how much you want something in front of your face not to be real, you cannot make it disappear.
You may have heard in the news lately that “autism is not really on the rise” or that “there is no autism epidemic.”
SafeMinds supporters know, I know, the CDC knows, and anyone who is paying any attention at all knows that there are more children with autism in America than ever before, and the numbers keep going up.
There has been an explosion of autism.
There has been an explosion of severe autism.
The kind of autism that comes with substantial disability. The kind the State of California defines as having “significant functional limitations” in self-care; receptive and expressive language; learning; mobility; self-direction; capacity for independent living; or economic self-sufficiency.
The kind the best prevalence tracking system for severe autism – the California Department of Developmental Services – says has increased 21% among children born in just the 5 years from 2002 to 2006.
Read the full article at the Safeminds site.