Christina England – New Study Dispels Myth that Better Diagnosis is Responsible for Increase in Autism

Many of us either personally knows of someone who has been diagnosed with autism or know someone else who does. The number of children suffering from the condition appears to be on the increase, and although many of us believe that we know the real cause of autism, scientists from around the world blame the ever-increasing numbers on everything from cold parenting [2] to the month of the year [3] that the child was born.

In 2009, Simon Baron-Cohen [4] announced that autism was genetic and that, in the future, prenatal testing would allow parents to be able to choose whether or not they wanted to give birth to an autistic child.

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