The increase in the rate of autism diagnoses is most likely due to better understanding of the spectrum and more correct diagnoses rather than more autistic kids being born.
If there is an increased rate of autistic kids being born it’s almost definitely not vaccines, and if you’re not vaccinating your kids to “protect” them from autism, you’re a fucking ableist piece of shit.
Autism is greatly under-diagnosed in people designated female at birth due to it presenting differently, and this causes issues when these people are misdiagnosed.
"low functioning" and "high functioning" are ableist labels and you need to cut that shit out, you’re basically just using nicer words to describe "these people act ”’normal”’ and these ones don’t".
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