If your child attends public school, chances are they have a classmate who has difficulty speaking, behaves a little differently, or just doesn’t seem to socialize well.
A generation ago, we might have called these kids quirky, and that would have been the end of it. But today, an alarming number of these kids are being diagnosed with what’s called autism spectrum disorder.
A decade ago, the prevalence was one in 250. Today, it’s closer to one in a hundred. We still don’t know the causes of autism, and so there’s little hope of a cure.