Source 130: The following quote is from an article by Dr Lawrence Wilson, MD, ‘The Autism Epidemic and Natural Solutions’, Dec. 2012; accessed Apr. 2013 at: http://drlwilson.com/Articles/AUTISM.htm. This link may or may not still be operational; if it isn't, we may have redirected it to the WayBackMachine archive.
‘Autism is a serious behavioral disorder among young children that now occurs at epidemic rates. According to a recent article, autism is diagnosed in America about 1 of every 120 girls and 1 in every 70 boys. In some areas, it is far more prevalent. It is now occurring around the world, especially in the developed nations of the world. According to California records, autism has increased 1000% in the past 20 years! Autism used to account for 3% of the caseload of the California department of Economic security. As of 2012, it accounts for at least 35% of the caseload and costs taxpayers about $2 million per child!’
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