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    Who knows... I think it's a combination of several things.

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    Have not read other responses, but I do not believe the rate is increasing. Our understanding is increasing, therefore allowing more people on the higher functioning end to be diagnosed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    Have not read other responses, but I do not believe the rate is increasing. Our understanding is increasing, therefore allowing more people on the higher functioning end to be diagnosed.
    I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    Have not read other responses, but I do not believe the rate is increasing. Our understanding is increasing, therefore allowing more people on the higher functioning end to be diagnosed.
    I agree. My sons father shows very clear ASD red flags and yet he has never been tested. He is late 20s. I have a lot of aspergers traits but was never tested despite having a speech delay as a child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    Have not read other responses, but I do not believe the rate is increasing. Our understanding is increasing, therefore allowing more people on the higher functioning end to be diagnosed.
    I agree 100%, just like most other things 'these days', it's not because the instances are increasing, but because the awareness is increasing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    Have not read other responses, but I do not believe the rate is increasing. Our understanding is increasing, therefore allowing more people on the higher functioning end to be diagnosed.
    I have worked with children for over 20 years and I have seen a definite increase in Autistic type behaviours, however I do think there is a lot more diagnosis too.


 

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