Myth: "Autism is an epidemic and the prevalence of autism is rising rapidly. We should all panic and quickly look for a cure before..."
...well who knows what people think is likely to happen if we don't eradicate autism. Maybe they're leaning towards a zombie apocalypse? It could explain the level of fear-mongering associated with discussions of autism prevalence rates.
Here's a previous article I wrote on the subject: > Click <
And here's an interesting research paper (actual scientific evidence) on the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder amongst adults: > Click <
The gist of it? Prevalence is not related to age and adult rates are similar to that found in children.