Quoting MOmmy of Angelsss:" is it me or does it seem as tho more and more children are being diagnosed with autism. To me it seems ... [snip!] ... child and leading it to autisum when it can very much be something else or just nothiing at all. hmm idk, i just find it out ."
I disagree with this entirely. YES, I believe some kids are misdiagnosed, but I don't think it's more because Dr's are diagnosis a ton of kids who shouldn't be.
I've read before that when looking at adults they find autism in similar numbers. The issue is that 30 years ago they didn't diagnose it like they do now. That doesn't mean MORE kids have it now, they just are much better at seeing it.
Also, the definition has changed. A lot more kids qualify for the diagnosis now (being a spectrum) then used to.
Finally, it takes a LOT of work to get a diagnosis.