I know California is in the midst of a budget crunch, but this article from the Los Angeles Times seems to suggest that parents are using the “autism” label to draw additional state services.

In essence, it states there is no autism epidemic, just better classifying and a rash of parents trying to cash in.  A bit of objectivity would have been nice.  As it is, this is an opinion piece masquerading as journalism…

Discovering Autism

 

Autism boom: an epidemic of disease or of discovery?