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Crossbreed, I am new to ASD theories. Can you fill me in or share a link so I can learn about what injures ASD 1...and how this leads to ASD 2 & 3. ThanksThe Millennials & following have an unprecedented explosion of ASD2s & 3s. ASD1s have always been here and were not counted prior to DSM-4. Even now, 1s are not counted in the public support (special ed. & beyond) crisis.*
The camps that I follow believe that these 2s & 3s are injured 1s (not injured NTs), and there would not be such a crisis if that injury was identified & averted. The solution is not to abort autistic babies, but to keep them from being injured in the first place.
*The sheer numbers of ASD2s/3s is outpacing the capabilities of local support services to accommodate them.
Below are California's ASD2/3 numbers,...
2014-CA DDS Autism Cases By Birth Year
2019-CA DDS Autism Cases By Birth Year
Severe cases did not occur as often as they do now. Even with a wrong diagnosis, they would have occupied the same number of special ed. chairs that they do now, which was not the case. The increased special ed. caseload cannot be attributed to misdiagnosis.You had to have a severe case, or the odds of being diagnosed were slim to none.
I think you are wrong about that.Severe cases did not occur as often as they do now. Even with a wrong diagnosis, they would have occupied the same number of special ed. chairs that they do now, which was not the case. The increased special ed. caseload cannot be attributed to misdiagnosis.
Otherwise, your take is in agreement with my model,
that there may have been just as many undiagnosed ASD1s,
but not so many received a post-natal injury* responsible for an increased severity level.
*It is that injury that was rare before 1979.