you could have printed this same headline 20 years ago, ten years ago, five years ago.   Some of this is attributable to better reporting, but does that explain why 3% of all boys in New Jersey are diagnosed with autism?  Triple the incidence at the turn of the new millennium.

Walter Zahorodny, who tracks the autism rate in New Jersey as an associate professor of pediatrics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, said he’s seen no changes in New Jersey’s politics or diagnostic procedures to explain the huge increase in his state. In 2000, about 10 children out of 1,000 were considered to have autism, compared with nearly 30 out of 1,000 in 2014. autistic boy

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/04/26/autism-rates-climb-experts-dont-know-why/554247002/